Many services of our every day life rely meanwhile on machine learning – a field of science and a powerful technology that allows machines to learn from data; a very nice info graphic by the Royal Society – interactive with a quiz – can be found here:
This is part of a info campaign about machine learning from the Royal Society:
The Royal Society was formed by a group of natural scientists influenced by Francis Bacon (1561-1626). The first ‘learned society’ meeting on 28 November 1660 followed a lecture at Gresham College by Christopher Wren. Joined by Robert Boyle and John Wilkins and others, the group received royal approval by King Charles II (1630-1685) in 1663 and was known since as ‘The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge’.