These are some of the odder training methods used to make smarter computers

WHETHER YOU LIKE it or not, artificial intelligence (AI) is going to play a major role in our day-to-day lives. You already see it in simple ways, on your phone with personal assistants, video games that allow a single-player mode, customer support and security to name a few. But training it up is another thing entirely, and there are numerous experiments out there which look at doing mundane things as well as humans. Here are some of the more unconventional tests AI has been put through. Reading fiction (and trashy romance) novels Of the many players that are working in artificial intelligence, Google is easily the most prominent and it shows in a number of projects. One of them comes from its deep learning section, Google Brain, which did research…


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