You shouldn’t go near machine learning

Machine learning means that computers can teach themselves without the help of a human programmer, offering tremendous opportunities for justice, medicine and – more everyday – Netflix recommendations. In Learning and Development, it’s often cited as the hot new tech.

But is our industry ready to embrace such technology? Do we need it? And are we truly making the most of the existing technology we already have?

Appitierre co-founder Wes Atkinson returns to discuss with Justin Anderson and Owen Ferguson.

Show notes

For more from Wes and Appitierre, see appitierre.com.

Google’s difficulty with image-recognition was recently revisited by Wired at: https://www.wired.com/story/when-it-comes-to-gorillas-google-photos-remains-blind/

Owen’s book recommendation was Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker.

The augmented writing app that Owen mentioned, used to create better job descriptions, was Textio. It’s available at: https://textio.com

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If you’d like to share your thoughts on the show, you can tweet us @WriterJustin, @OwenFerguson, and @WesAtkinsonUK.

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