Today, most companies share a common goal: gain insight from data. From bitcoin to block chain, new buzzwords and acronyms emerge every few months that promise a deeper understanding and a better life. Most ‘AI’ examples that we hear of now- from self-driving cars to facial recognition- seem out of reach but they are really just algorithms running on fast hardware with complicated jargon.

This presentation distills AI into the ‘state of’, and discusses several techniques you can use to investigate your data with real world use cases including: how to fingerprint geochemical patterns, classify raw hyperspectral data, and understand the relationship among geology and geophysics.