machine learning

Machine Learning

Machine Learning is both fascinating and frightening. From what I understand, it’s quintessentially a subset of artificial intelligence and a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building via dynamic algorithms.

According to Wikipedia, Machine Learning (ML) can be used for a bunch of stuff, including software design, medical diagnostics, autonomous vehicles, and streaming services. While a traditional software program is limited by the inherent rigidity of a finite amount of program code, a computer equipped with machine learning software can educate itself from exposure to new data and new experiences.

It seems likely that ultimately, humans will become redundant when conceiving software of the future – and eventually, thru machine learning, computers will be designing and manufacturing hardware as well. Automatically.

We humans have been possessed with automation for centuries. I am curious about where all this automation will eventually lead us as a species?

I saw these anachronistic circuit breakers, switches, and utility boxes yesterday while walking around the old industrial area called Västra Hamnen in Malmö. The evidence of the area’s manufacturing past is slowly being removed, replaced, distanced. I get it.

My first studio in Malmö was in the vicinity of the above wall, on Neptunigatan.

A few years ago, I suggested to the Danish women in charge of the development of the new neighborhood, aka Varvstaden, that a small museum be established to provide locals and visitors alike with at least some clues of the city’s industrial past where cargo ships, trains, submarines, and wind turbines were built, mostly by hand.