Carin Meier will talk on:

How to Train Your Computer to Talk To You

Every day brings a new story or movie about how the future will be ruled by Artificial Intelligence.  How far are we away from discovering Skynet anyway? This talk will take us on a mini adventure in AI and machine learning with Clojure.  We’ll take a look at something that is pretty easy for humans to do:  telling the difference between a question, statement, or an LOL in some chat text.   What seems deceptively easy, becomes a bit harder when you take away punctuation marks.   We’ll soon find ourselves on the twisty road of natural language processing, machine learning, and Clojure proto chat bots.