New Research Teaches Computers To Learn Like Humans

HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey is almost here. In another major step forward in artificial intelligence research, computer scientists have developed an algorithm that allows computers to recognize simple visual concepts in just one or two attempts like human beings can. The new algorithm mimics human learning abilities, enabling computers to recognize and draw simple visual concepts much like humans. The ground-breaking research, published in the most recent issue of  Science, is a major advance, as it dramatically reduces the time it takes for artificial intelligences to understand new concepts and broadens their application to a range of more creative applications. Statement from lead author “Our results show that by reverse engineering how people think about a problem, we can develop better algorithms,” notes Brenden Lake, a Moore-Sloan…


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