The Perceptron is a student-run blog about machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). The officers of the Bronx Science Machine Learning Club started the blog in the spring of 2019 in order to disseminate their knowledge of ML with others. The Perceptron offers in-depth coverage of a diverse set of ML topics ranging from decision trees to convolutional neural networks to reinforcement learning. We aim to simplify these topics so that everyone can gain a nuanced understanding of machine learning. By doing so we hope to promote greater engagement with technology and other STEM fields.
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In the past machine learning and artificial intelligence have been widely viewed as out of reach for the lay person. Instead, these disciplines have been restricted to academia and narrow parts of industry. There is a common perception that a person has to possess a great deal of technical knowledge in order to start learning ML. This is entirely wrong! Anyone can become proficient in ML, and we hope to provide a platform where you can start growing your knowledge. Our carefully tailored content will hopefully spark your curiosity and set you on a path towards mastering ML.
We are a group of students from the Bronx High School of Science who are interested in machine learning and artificial intelligence. We come from different backgrounds: Some of us are interested in creative arts, others in scientific research; some of us want to be doctors, others want to become software developers. However, we all share the belief that artificial intelligence and machine learning hold tremendous promise for our society if used ethically. We, as citizens and leaders of tomorrow, feel a collective responsibility to educate ourselves and others about these technologies so that we can advocate for their proper use. Above all, we choose to embrace rather than reject AI for its potential to do good in our society.
If you are student at Bronx Science, we hope that you will become a member of the Bronx Science Machine Learning Club. Otherwise, we encourage you to join our mailing list or contact us. We hope that you will join our community!!