Scientists coax computers to think like people

By Reuters Published: 21:00, 10 December 2015 | Updated: 21:00, 10 December 2015 By Will DunhamWASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) – For artificial intelligence and smart machines to really take off, computers are going to have to be able to think more like people, according to experts in the field. Researchers are now making important progress toward that goal.Scientists said on Thursday they had created a computer model, or algorithm, that captures the unique human ability to grasp new concepts from a single example in a study involving learning unfamiliar handwritten alphabet characters.This work as well as research like it has the twin goals of better understanding human learning and developing new, more human-like learning algorithms, New York University cognitive and data scientist Brenden Lake said.”We aimed to reverse-engineer how people…


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