Saturday, May 11, 2013

New AI uses the Internet to identify unfamiliar things

Researchers at Japan’s Tokyo Institute of Technology have updated their SOINN machine learning algorithm so that it can now use the Internet to identify items it’s never encountered before.

SOINN has been in development for some time now. A few years ago, lead researcher Osamu Hasegawa and his team built a robot that can learn, think, and act by itself. But the new iteration of SOINN has a resource that its predecessor did not: The World Wide Web.

[via io9] [read more]

Notes

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    Because everybody knows that the internet’s information is always accurate and reliable.
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