Virtual Children’s Series

What Is Machine Learning?

Commissioned by Science Alberta Foundation
Produced by E.D. FILMS
Puppeteers: Noreen Young, Stephen Braithwaite

Can machines ‘learn’ – not only remember?
‘Learning’ and ‘remembering’ are different. I mean, sort of… kind of…! Smart birds Lou and Mazzy talk about how computers learn and remember and how useful machine learning can be to us.

February 21 – March 31, 2022

06:09 | 2012 | Canada

Centaur’s 2022 Children’s Series goes online and features an educational and entertaining short film selection from the archives of Montreal animation company E.D. Films.

About E.D. Films

E.D. FILMS is a multi-disciplinary animation studio based in Montreal since 2007. Our work encompasses short and long linear films, virtual realities, commissioned content for immersive experiences, process tutorials, and digital creation tools. Our talented team is at the core of everything we do. We aspire to thoughtful engagement, knowledge sharing, curiosity, and hand crafted artistry. We explore complex contemporary topics like environmental conservation, fusion energy, machine learning, and cosmology, all through a lens of playfulness, creativity and possibility.

More Info

What Is Machine Learning? (2012)​ ​is a live action movie using puppets by the renowned puppeteers, Noreen Young and Stephen Brathwaite. This film was commissioned and produced by the Science Alberta Foundation.

Puppets by: Noreen Young
Puppeteers: Noreen Young, Stephen Braithwaite
Special Thanks to: The Town of Mississippi Mills

Production Manager: Emily Page
Animation, Illustration, Editorial, Post Production: Daniel Gies
Sound Design and Music: Daniel Gies
Story and Script: Science Alberta, Emily Paige, Daniel Gies
Funded by: Alberta Innovates Technology Futures

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