Is Artificial Intelligence Permanently Inscrutable? - Issue 40: Learning - Nautilus
Melissa J. Frost

Dmitry Malioutov can't say much about what he built. As a research scientist at IBM, Malioutov spends part of his time building machine learning systems that solve difficult problems faced by IBM's corporate clients. One such program was meant for a large insurance corporation. It was a challenging assignment, requiring a sophisticated algorithm.