March 15, 2017
Spending several days playing Space Invaders may seem like a waste of time.
But it has just been used to prove the viability of a technique which could one day allow AI to match human intelligence – and eventually surpass it.
Researchers at Google’s DeepMind project have created an AI program that allows machines to learn and retain knowledge in the same way as people.
The DeepMind team took inspiration from neuroscience, modelling their approach on our understanding of the way people acquire skills and memories.
In a process called synaptic consolidation, connections between neurons are less likely to be overwritten in the human brain if they have been important in previously learnt tasks.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 9:31 am