Wednesday Forum Online – May 13
Wednesday, May 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. via Zoom
Topic: “Artificial Intelligence and Data, ” (Chapter 8 in Great Decisions)
The video for this chapter will be shown at our meeting and we will have a speaker, Suzanne Mitchell Mahoney, Ph.D. Information Technology, George Mason University.
Suzanne constructs models. She began with models for managing single data values stored in a database. To respond to user queries, she uses inference based upon the logic provided by experts. Suzanne ended her career constructing models (Bayesian networks) learned from data and managing the resulting knowledge in the form of probability distributions. Both the learning algorithm and query function use probability theory to infer knowledge. (Current artificial intelligence models can generally be thought of as statistical models.)