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Google, Siri, Watson, and others use math to build computational models of language for speech recognition, spelling correction, and more. Watch as Google’s Director of Research, Peter Norvig, demonstrates the surprising fact that while some applications rely on sophisticated mathematics, many applications are based on the simple 1-2-3 counting you used in kindergarten.
Presented by Peter Norvig, with a special introduction by Alfred Spector, Vice President of Research and Special Initiatives at Google, Inc.
MoMath was proud to present Peter Norvig as the speaker for our March, 2012 Math Encounters event. Math Encounters is a new public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics and presented by the Simons Foundation and the Museum of Mathematics. To learn more about Math Encounters, please visit mathencounters.org.