Google’s new artificial intelligence maps the London underground

Move over, Siri! Scientists at Google have created an artificial intelligence program that can compute problems requiring strategic reasoning, The Guardian reports. The algorithm, part of an emerging field called deep learning, is able to master tasks independently using external memory, similar to the way humans work through a new recipe, according to the study published in Nature. In this case, it was able to figure out on its own the quickest route between stops on the London Underground and reassess if the destination was overshot. This could pave the way to more efficient virtual assistant applications, which might be bad news for Apple’s sassy sidekick.


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