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Google, Siri, Watson, and others use math to build computational models of language for speech recognition, spelling correction, and more. Join us 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. Peter will have a special introduction by Alfred Spector, Vice President of Research and Special Initiatives at Google, Inc.

Peter Norvig Math Encounters Poster


Math Encounters is a public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics and presented by the Simons Foundation and the Museum of Mathematics.

For further information, call the Museum of Mathematics at (212) 542-0566 or e-mail

Please note, this presentation is designed to be accessible and engaging to a general audience. As a rule of thumb, it would best be enjoyed by participants age 12 and up.

Please check our online shop for books by Math Encounters presenters. Each purchase made from our shop will help the Museum open its doors in 2012.

March 7th, 2012 from  6:30 pm to  8:30 pm
55 Lexington Avenue
Baruch College Conference Center
14th Floor
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: (212) 542-0566