Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson is a Slate contributor.

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Will my new skills help me predict presidential elections?
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Blogging the Stanford Machine Learning Class

I might fail the online class. But that’s OK.
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Blogging the Stanford Machine Learning Class

The most interesting college courses are wasted on easily distracted 18-year-olds.
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Blogging the Stanford Machine Learning Class

Could I start using this stuff to create an automated journalist?
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Nov. 1 2011 3:09 PMBlogging the Stanford Machine Learning ClassTeaching computers to predict whether a tumor is malignant.
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Oct. 25 2011 4:47 PM

Blogging the Stanford Machine Learning Class

The lazy hiker theorem.

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Aug. 8 2011 12:03 PMWe're Not Broke! (Yet)Two simple graphs that show how borrowing is keeping the treasury afloat.
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June 23 2011 6:11 AMLive-blogging the Pottermore Announcement (from the Couch)
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The Rosslyn Code
May 20 2011 6:39 AMThe Rosslyn CodeWeighing the evidence—is the chapel's code real or fake?
The Rosslyn Code
May 18 2011 7:01 AMThe Rosslyn CodeUnearthing a hidden melody.
The Rosslyn Code
May 17 2011 7:00 AMThe Rosslyn CodeThe real mystery lurking in the chapel where Dan Brown set The Da Vinci Code.
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Jan. 4 2012 12:30 PMLube JobShould Google associate Rick Santorum's name with anal sex?
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Dec. 13 2011 3:16 PMThe Most Gerrymandered Congressional Districts
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Dec. 6 2011 1:45 PM

Blogging the Stanford Machine Learning Class

Teaching a computer how to think on its own.
Green Room
Nov. 29 2011 10:12 AMHow To Build a BeaconIf we can't find aliens, let's help aliens find us.
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Nov. 22 2011 4:40 PM

Blogging the Stanford Machine Learning Class

Learning how to fix algorithms when everything goes haywire.
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Blogging the Stanford Machine Learning Class

Week 4: We’re finally getting to the good stuff, teaching computers how to think.
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Nov. 1 2011 3:00 PM

Blogging the Stanford Machine Learning Class

Teaching computers to predict whether a tumor is malignant.
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Blogging the Stanford Machine Learning Class

What Richard Scarry and computer science have in common.
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June 29 2011 5:24 PMRebel Without a ClueTom Petty wants Michele Bachmann to quit using his song. Can he make her?
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June 17 2011 11:53 AMA New Harry Potter Book? My Prediction.
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May 23 2011 5:05 PMThe Year of the TornadoMore people have died in tornadoes in 2011 than in the past seven years combined. Here's an interactive map of fatalities.
The Rosslyn Code
May 19 2011 7:28 AMThe Rosslyn CodeIs a Scottish Da Vinci responsible for the Rosslyn melodies?
The Rosslyn Code
May 17 2011 10:08 AMThe Rosslyn CodeAre the chapel's mysterious stone symbols a musical score?
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