Researchers at NYU, U of T and MIT teach machines to learn like humans

Sub-title:  Computer model passes “visual Turing test” Picture:  A team of scientists has developed an algorithm that captures our learning abilities, enabling computers to recognize and draw simple visual concepts that are mostly indistinguishable from those created by humans. The work, which appears in the latest issue of the journal Science, marks a significant advance in the field – one that dramatically shortens the time it takes computers to “learn” new concepts and broadens their application to more creative tasks. The breakthrough is making headlines around the world. (See the CBC coverage; see the Toronto Star article; read an article in The Australian; read a story in El País; read an article in the Daily Mail.) “Our results show that by reverse engineering how people think about a problem, we can develop better…


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