The Making of Natural Language

An Evening with the Enron Email Archive

Many early machine learning systems—software systems that make decisions based on correlations in given data—were trained using the Enron email archive, which consists of hundreds of thousands of messages that were released into the public domain as part of the investigation into the company in the early 2000s. … This event is organized by New Museum affiliate Rhizome with Sam Lavigne and Tega Brain [assistant professor of Integrated Digital Media at NYU Tandon School of Engineering], in conjunction with their online exhibition “First Look: The Good Life,” which invites users to subscribe to receive hundreds of thousands of emails from the Enron archive over the course of seven years.

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