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Google's AI has built another, superior AI

By T.K. Randall
December 5, 2017 · Comment icon 34 comments

Google's AI can learn and improve over time. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Richard Greenhill and Hugo Elias
The Google Brain project has created an AI that is capable of designing a 'child' AI superior to itself.
The new artificial intelligence, which is known as AutoML (Automated Machine Learning), acts as a controller neural network that can develop a child AI network for specific tasks.

To demonstrate the system, Google researchers tasked AutoML with developing a child AI known as NASNet that can recognize objects ( cars, trees, people etc. ) in video footage in real-time.
By analyzing the performance of NASNet, implementing improvements and then repeating this process thousands of time, AutoML was able to create an AI that superseded all other versions.

The resulting NASNet child AI was 1.2% more accurate and 4% more efficient that any existing human-made version of the same system.

"We hope that the larger machine learning community will be able to build on these models to address multitudes of computer vision problems we have not yet imagined," the researchers wrote.

Source: Futurism | Comments (34)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #25 Posted by tmcom 5 years ago
Bury it in area 51!
Comment icon #26 Posted by Occams Razor 5 years ago
Robots will never be able to wipe us out. If they become aggressive we can take the battery out. Simple as that.
Comment icon #27 Posted by Emma_Acid 5 years ago
Sorry, whats the source for this?
Comment icon #28 Posted by Dark_Grey 5 years ago
Sam Harris (neuro-scientist,) in his Ted Talk. He actually predicts 20,000 years of "human-level" progress in a week based on the speed of a computer's brain vs. our own. Full Tran on NPR I see no reason why this shouldn't be the case. The AI doesn't have to do anything extraordinary, just process data and solve problems the same way humans do - the difference being the raw speed at which this happens. Human beings are the "X factor" in this equation as computers are predictable but there is no telling how society will react to such intense progress, "week after week".
Comment icon #29 Posted by Haroldbattschits 5 years ago
It's been said that when computers create better computers that the pace of development will leap forward at blinding speed. Fear of machine Armageddon is very real. It doesn't have to be
Comment icon #30 Posted by ChaosRose 5 years ago
You beat me to it.
Comment icon #31 Posted by ChaosRose 5 years ago
I'm figuring if they can think faster than us, they're probably at least a few steps ahead of us. The last thing we'll hear as we're sprayed with nerve gas is...I'm sorry, Dave...I can't let you do that.   
Comment icon #32 Posted by DarkHunter 5 years ago
There are two major problems with all of that, though arguably one of them is being worked on. The first major problem is that computers are not creative and have so far not shown the ability to be.  While they can due certain things far faster then a human they can only do it within the limits of how they are programmed.  So far computers can not create anything truly new, all they can potentially do is quickly optimize what has been created.  A computer isn't going to create some new field of math or create a new theory for physics, to use a programming example a computer might be able to cr... [More]
Comment icon #33 Posted by Area201 5 years ago
They lack self awareness and only mimic the human brain computer and human appearance even. Bigger concern is robot automation in the work force, on one hand that's good but on other hand society needs to adopt as there will be more and more work shortages. The terminator type AI bots to take over humanity is not really as a big concern for me. 
Comment icon #34 Posted by FlyingAngel 5 years ago
Except, you can't control God ^^ Possessing a power that you can't control, we've all seen that on every movie what's the consequence.   Robots are just one of many concerns. If there is a higher intelligence like a mad scientist who controls the robots, I don't think it's that easy to wipe them. One is enough, what about one country who possess nuclear power and decide to enslave the world. Anything could happen, we human are not currently living in peace.

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