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Sources: Google, The New York Times

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RE: The only way
By sviola on 6/26/2012 5:36:54 PM , Rating: 2
It seems to me that it identified what was a cat without being told what a cat would look like.

RE: The only way
By geddarkstorm on 6/26/2012 8:47:14 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, that is the point. It created its own parameters. That's the only way to make real intelligence, as that's the hallmark of what intelligence is.

I was thinking about the future of doing this on a single machine, or a robot. They won't remotely challenge humans at our current tech level, but be cool if a single device could do at least this basic bit of learning.

RE: The only way
By ShieTar on 6/27/2012 3:24:12 AM , Rating: 2
A single device has been pretty able to do basic learing for about 20 years now. The google-farm merely needs thousands of processors because it is fed with images; or worse videos. This is a very inefficient method of handing data over to a neural network, as you send millions (or billions in case of vide) of pixels just to transport a few hundred pieces of information like what is in the image, do I know it, is it funny etc.

What surprises me is that everybody seems to discuss intelligence in the comments, but there is no intelligent action of the system described. It merely managed to group videos by correlating their content. I would say google is about 10 years behind facebook on this one, as theirsystem can differentiate between different human faces already, and not merely identify everybody as human.

RE: The only way
By Digimonkey on 6/27/2012 2:18:19 PM , Rating: 2
I think you are missing the point. Facebook has algorithms to identify different people in pictures, Google X is about an algorithm that gives the software the ability to identify whatever, without specific guide lines being entered which is way more complex.

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