Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How to Teach Artificial Intelligence Some Common Sense

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How to Teach Artificial Intelligence Some Common Sense

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Five years ago, the coders at DeepMind, a London-based artificial intelligence company, watched excitedly as an AI taught itself to play a classic arcade game. They’d used the hot technique of the day, deep learning, on a seemingly whimsical task: mastering Breakout,1 the Atari game in which you bounce a ball at a wall of…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers New schemes teach the masses to build AI

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers New schemes teach the masses to build AI

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OVER THE past five years researchers in artificial intelligence have become the rock stars of the technology world. A branch of AI known as deep learning, which uses neural networks to churn through large volumes of data looking for patterns, has proven so useful that skilled practitioners can command high six-figure salaries to build software…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired When Bots Teach Themselves to Cheat

Hexbyte Tech News Wired When Bots Teach Themselves to Cheat

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Once upon a time, a bot deep in a game of tic-tac-toe figured out that making improbable moves caused its bot opponent to crash. Smart. Also sassy.Moments when experimental bots go rogue—some would call it cheating—are not typically celebrated in scientific papers or press releases. Most AI researchers strive to avoid them, but a select…