It Begins: Google Computer Programs Itself

http://betabeat.com/2014/10/googles-new-computer-with-human-like-learning-abilities-will-program-itself/

 

Google’s New Computer With Human-Like Learning Abilities Will Program Itself

 

The new hybrid device might not need humans at all.
 
 

In college, it wasn’t rare to hear a verbal battle regarding artificial intelligence erupt between my friends studying neuroscience and my friends studying computer science.

One rather outrageous fellow would mention the possibility of a computer takeover, and off they went. The neuroscience-savvy would awe at the potential of such hybrid technology as the CS majors argued we have nothing to fear, as computers will always need a programmer to tell them what to do.

Today’s news brings us to the Neural Turing Machine, a computer that will combine the way ordinary computers work with the way the human brain learns, enabling it to actually program itself. Perhaps my CS friends should reevaluate their position?

The computer is currently being developed by the London-based DeepMind Technologies, an artificial intelligence firm that was acquired by Google earlier this year. Neural networks — which will enable the computer to invent programs for situations it has not seen before — will make up half of the computer’s architecture. Experts at the firm hope this will equip the machine with the means to create like a human, but still with the number-crunching power of a computer, New Scientist reports.

In two different tests, the NTM was asked to 1) learn to copy blocks of binary data and 2) learn to remember and sort lists of data. The results were compared with a more basic neural network, and it was found that the computer learned faster and produced longer blocks of data with fewer errors. Additionally, the computer’s methods were found to be very similar to the code a human programmer would’ve written to make the computer complete such a task.

These are extremely simple tasks for a computer to accomplish when being told to do so, but computers’ abilities to learn them on their own could mean a lot for the future of AI.

Elon Musk is not going to be happy about this.

 
which will enable the computer to invent programs for situations it has not seen before — will make up half of the computer’s architecture.

 

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When the survivors think back upon the fool who first plugs this thing into the Internet, it'll make Hitler look like Mother Theresa. Phone Post 3.0

Man, I wish I know more about programming and such to read and comprehend what they did in this study.

If I have learned anything from biological/biochemistry related news articles, is that they are always over simplified and over sensationalized and don't truly represent what can be taken from the study.

But here my knowledge is lacking. Phone Post 3.0

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AI is such a cool field though. Took an intro to Ai course last semester and it's insanely complicated. Just how the Ai searches and makes decisions blew my mind. Phone Post 3.0

"Goodnight sweet prince."

 

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AI is such a cool field though. Took an intro to Ai course last semester and it's insanely complicated. Just how the Ai searches and makes decisions blew my mind. Phone Post 3.0
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i've been involved in AI research/programming as a hobby for about 13 years now. The paradigms in computer science/computational theory opened up by "learning algorithms" completely changed my whole outlook on programming after doing it for nearly 3 decades. It was mindblowing.



The sort of stuff in the article isn't so new, as programs have been learning, fixing themselves, writing math proofs for professors, and finding new ways to do things since a long long time ago. But it's cool as shit. They often find and evolve strange ways to do things that we would have never found.



But to look at the code and understand it is something else - we talk about "AI" but this is mostly dumb repetitive insane number crunching to semi-randomly hit upon novelty. For this to be called "intelligence" would mean we would have to call evolution intelligent, not something many people would want to do. 



But there will be advantages, as processing power increases, to letting computers figure out a lot of things instead of us.



If Moore's law continues, the combination of computing power and the mapping of the human brain will one day lead to a replication in machine form and all the independant thinking that goes with it.  But I imagine long before then there will be a merging of machine and man to create the next evolutionary jump in our species.

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