Wednesday, September 27th – Janelle Shane (Artificial Neural Networks)

A photograph of Janelle Shane, smiling, outdoors.

Guest Bio

Janelle Shane teaches machine learning algorithms called neural networks to create their own weird versions of human things from paint colors to guinea pig names to recipes.

Shane has a PhD in electrical engineering and a Masters in physics. She works as a research scientist in Colorado, where her projects range from holographic laser beam steering for brain research to a virtual reality arena for mantis shrimp. She is thus hedging her bets on whether AI or mantis shrimp will be the first to conquer humans.

Find her neural network experiments at lewisandquark.tumblr.com.