September 27, 2016
Machine learning is a field that has inspired Hollywood producers, statisticians and engineers alike. From smart ovens to self-driving cars, the field has piqued public interest in recent times. Silicon Valley, arguably the forefront of technological progress, is often introduced to advancements earlier than other parts of the nation. As citizens of this incredible microcosm of innovation, we should be more appreciative of these changes that will affect what the world will look like years from now. We are granted a front row seat to witness the new, developing industry of machine learning blossom into a more mature field; not many other communities can say the same. It is important to recognize the accessibility of living in the Silicon Valley and to fully embrace the opportunities and culture of innovation around us. Machine learning is one of many novel fields developing in the tech-savvy neighborhood we live in, and we should not take this for granted.