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Machine Learning

Cummings studies the way people and machines work together. COURTESY MISSY CUMMINGS

Missy Cummings was one of the Navy’s first female fighter pilots. She did it from 1988 to 1999.

“I knew many people who died in aircraft accidents,” she told TIME for Kids. “Always because of poor human-technology interaction.”

So Cummings went back to school. She studied engineering. She focused on how people and technology work together.

Now she works at George Mason University, in Virginia. Her lab works on articifical intelligence. She wants to teach people how to use technology.