While functional programming continues to rise in popularity, the machine learning and data science communities have been slow to adopt its practices. As a result, we at ThinkTopic have developed Cortex, an open-source Clojure library built for machine learning. With the introduction of Cortex, it is now easier than ever to build AI in a functional manner. This talk will cover the basics of machine learning, the rationale behind using Clojure, and a tutorial on building a classification model in Cortex.
Joyce is a self-taught artificial intelligence and machine learning engineer. Over the past two years, she has worked on everything from computational research on medical treatments to AI-powered education technology products in Silicon Valley. She is currently studying at Stanford University and working at ThinkTopic, where she is developing computer vision products and falling in love with functional programming.