Joshua Bloom explains why the real revolution will happen—in improved and saved lives—when machine learning automation is coupled with industrial data.
Bloom is the Director of the Berkeley Center for Time-Domain Informatics and principal investigator of the largest robotic infrared telescope dedicated to time-domain studies. He received a Bachelors degree from Harvard College, a Masters of Philosophy from Cambridge University, and a PhD from the California Institute of Technology. He was a member of the Harvard Society of Fellows before joining the Berkeley faculty in 2005. He was a Sloan Research Fellow and, in 2010, was awarded the Newton Lacy Pierce Prize by the American Astronomical Society. He published his first book last year, titled “What are Gamma-ray Bursts?”, part of the Princeton University Press Frontiers of Physics series.