[Weekender] Deep learning makes AI smarter

Coupled with artificial intelligence, deep learning has been making headlines recently with tech giants such as Google and Facebook turning to the technology to come up with futuristic solutions.Some have expressed concerns about computers ultimately outsmarting and dominating humans, as in many science-fiction scenarios. But as the saying by Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu goes, if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles.So, with that in mind, what is the big fuss about deep learning?The concept of deep-learning technology was first introduced by Kunihiko Fukushima in 1980. A visitor chats with the ‘Watson’ robot at IBM’s exhibit area, during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, last month. AFP-Yonhap Deep learning basically aims to create computer systems that can better understand…


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