Researchers create a computer program that learns the way humans do

An artist’s interpretation of new research in which a computer program was matched against humans in identifying and producing letters in different alphabets. (Danqing Wang.)Machines and humans learn differently. This has been a central fact of Artificial Intelligence research for decades. If you cram enough data into a machine, and let the algorithms grind away tirelessly, the computer can detect a pattern, produce a desired outcome and perhaps beat a grandmaster in chess. Human intelligence is faster, quirkier and more nimble. We take mental shortcuts. We don’t crunch every number and examine every possibility. A chess grandmaster knows to ignore most of the possible moves and find the best route to victory. We have a knack for discerning quickly the rules of a game, the dynamic of a situation, who’s…


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