Sony wants to push AIs to learn from their own experiences

The consumer electronics company has invested in AI startup Cogitai to build intelligent systems that will learn from their own experiences in the world. “We have a shared vision for where AI needs to go,” Dr. Satinder Singh, co-founder of Cogitai, told Engadget. “The next wave will be ‘continual learning.’ It’s the idea that machine intelligence will continually grow as it interacts with the world.” Continual learning isn’t just about creating smart devices that sense your presence, or virtual assistants that understand you better. It’s a technique that is expected to give machines a sort of self-evolving capability. “It builds on everything that has come before,” said Dr Singh. “There’s supervised deep learning to distinguish objects and then there’s reinforcement learning because AI needs to act in the world and…


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