This high school kid taught himself to be an AI wizard

July 28, 2017

If you're deep into the world of artificial intelligence, you certainly know Kaggle, the Google-owned platform where AI coders compete on projects, often with financial rewards for the winning solutions.

The platform recently passed 1 million members, a testament to what a hotbed the field of AI is. High up on the leaderboard is Mikel Bober-Irizar. He's currently No. 84 in competitions and No. 2 among "Kernel Masters." He's entered 39 competitions over the past year, recently placing second in a contest to develop an algorithm that can detect duplicate ads on the same platform.

BY PETE PACHAL

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