There is an international summer school that happens in St Andrews every year. Students from several countries come and get a taster of Computer Science as well as other schools before they decide what they want to do at the university.

I talked to them about “Programs That Learn” - to give them a very broad idea of machine learning, data mining, and data science. I gave some examples, both positive and negative. I am intrigued by the negative examples: what happens when these algorithms go bad. The students also seemed to enjoy these examples.

I gave them links to a number of online applications that they can play with at the end.

Here are the slides.

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