Avi Wigderson

Machine learning — sometimes called the leading edge of artificial intelligence — is the rapidly developing computer technology behind self-driving cars, complex web searches, medical and science applications, and face and speech recognition. Machine-learning programs synthesize knowledge in a way that’s analogous to how children...
Fuld Hall, Institute for Advanced Study
A $2 million donation from Eric and Wendy Schmidt supports the launch of the Program in Theoretical Machine Learning in the Institute’s School of Mathematics. The gift will launch a three-year program beginning in the Fall of 2017 and will focus on developing the mathematical underpinnings of machine learning, including unsupervised learning, deep learning, optimization, and statistics.