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Machine Learning: The Power and Promise of Computers That Learn by Example

This report by The Royal Society provides an excellent overview of machine learning, it’s potential and impact on society. Through this initiative, they sought to investigate the potential of machine learning over the next 5-10 years, and the barriers to realizing that potential. In doing so, the project engaged with key audiences — in policy, industry, academia and the public — to raise awareness of machine learning, understand views held by the public and contribute to the public debate about Machine Learning and identify the key social, ethical, scientific and technical issues it presents. Chapters five and six discuss the societal impact of Machine Learning which looks more closely at the privacy-focused challenges these technologies create both ethically and technologically.

"Machine Learning: The Power and Promise of Computers That Learn by Example" by The Royal Society The Royal Society, April 2017