Google Tries to Make Machine Learning a Little More Human

Google CEO Sundar Pichai told investors last month that advances in machine-learning technology would soon have an impact every product or service the company works on. “We are rethinking everything we are doing,” he said.Part of that push to make its services smarter is to tune the systems behind them—which use data to learn how to do things for themselves—to be a little more human. That includes rethinking the way it’s employing machine learning itself, which enables computers to learn on their own from data. In short, Google is working to teach machine-learning systems to be a little more human. Google discussed some of those efforts at a briefing Tuesday at its headquarters in Mountain View, California. “We’re at the Commander Data stage,” staff research engineer Pete Warden said in…


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