Deep Learning: Artificial Intelligence Breakthroughs that Will Change Your Life

January 6, 2015

in -Cross Currents, 10.5 Human Questions for a Computer Age, 11.1 Where Computers Work, 15.4 Pattern Recognition: Making Sense of the World, 15.5 Question-Answering Machines

Screenshot 2015-01-05 23.07.13For decades researchers have experimented with machine learning—software that can improve with experience without being reprogrammed. That research has paid off in a number of applications, including the intelligent search engines that we use every day. But recent breakthroughs in a field called deep learning are likely to bring radical transformations to our lives very soon. This TED Talk by Jeremy Howard explains the technology and touches on a few applications and implications. Spoiler: there’s good news and bad news….

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