The artificial-intelligence boom is based on an old idea, but with a modern twist

The artificial-intelligence boom is based on an old idea with a modern twist

  • Training a four-layer neural network, which had previously taken several weeks, took less than a day.
  • It’s a hybrid system because we believe we’re going to need more than deep learning to solve intelligence,” says Mr Hassabis.
  • Deep-learning systems have since become more powerful: networks 20 or 30 layers deep are not uncommon, and researchers at Microsoft have built one with 152 layers.
  • Many people feel the same way about artificial intelligence today.
  • The most widely used variety is “supervised learning”, a technique that can be used to train a system with the aid of a labelled set of examples.

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@TheEconomist: “The artificial-intelligence boom is based on an old idea with a modern twist”


The artificial-intelligence boom is based on an old idea, but with a modern twist


The artificial-intelligence boom is based on an old idea, but with a modern twist