Scientists have taught robots to learn as quickly and easily as humans

Until now, robots have taken a lot longer than humans to remember things. Typically, they have to be exposed to an object or event hundreds or even thousands of times before it sticks in their computerised minds, whereas in the case of humans just a couple of encounters tends to do the trick. So while robots use a similar learning method to humans, the speed at which they learn falls way behind. But by developing a new learning algorithm for machines, scientists at the universities of Toronto and MIT have managed to take some qualities of the human brain and replicate them in machines, so that the time it takes computers to pick up new concepts has been drastically reduced. Read more:  Darpa invents technology to let humans see beyond…


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