Communicating Machine Learning

Neil D. Lawrence



What is the Purpose of Writing?

  • Communication of mental states.

  • Necessarily subjective.

  • Operates at multiple levels.

Papers in Machine Learning

  • Communication vs Qualification

  • Information vs Sensationalism

Public Communication

  • Schools: Science Week Talks

  • Inaugural: Social Responsibility of Academics


  • The Importance of Narrative

  • 600 words
    • Communicate one message

Routes to Communication

  • Largely about contacts

  • Build experience (Science Week)