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Google created ‘artificial brain’ and it got addicted to cat videos

There is a specific grim inevitability to the truth that the Google/YouTube company’s creation immediately began watching stills from cat videos.

The team, led by Google’s Dr Jeff Dean, employed the 16,000 processor array to produce a brain-style ‘neural network’ with more than a billion connections.

There is a certain grim inevitability to the reality that the YouTube company’s creation started watching stills from cat videos

The team then fed it random pictures culled from 10 million YouTube videos – and let it ‘learn’ by itself.

Unsurprisingly, the machine focused in on cats.

‘We never told it throughout the instruction, ‘This is a cat,” stated Dr. Dean. ‘It essentially invented the concept of a cat.’

‘Contrary to what appears to be a widely-held intuition, our experimental benefits reveal that it is achievable to train a face detector with no getting to label images as containing a face or not,’ says the team in a paper published this week.

‘We also find that the same network is sensitive to other high-level ideas such as cat faces and human bodies.

Crazy cats!

 

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Google creates ‘artificial brain’ – and it immediately starts watching cat videos

The team, led by Google’s Dr Jeff Dean, used the 16,000 processor array to create a brain-style ‘neural network’ with more than a billion connections. There’s a certain grim inevitability to the fact that the YouTube company’s creation began watching stills from cat videos The team then fed it random images culled from 10 million YouTube videos -…

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Google created ‘artificial brain’ and it got addicted to cat videos