Google creates neural network, teaches itself to recognize cats

Rick

TS Evangelist
Google engineers claim they've designed a computer network capable of analyzing, categorizing and ultimately teaching itself to recognize the content of images. The "neural network" was fed 10 million images from YouTube video thumbnails and -- without being told how……

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Adhmuz

TechSpot Paladin
As long as this thing has a plug or a switch off I'm all for it, if not we are doomed. Wasn't expecting Google to be the one to do it but its not far now, but its unlikely they are the only ones who have this technology. Throw an actual super computer behind this software and Bam! just like that humans will be extinct. And I don't think this is "jokes" its a serious concern dealing with artificial intelligence.
 
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davislane1

What everyone here fails to realize, and what I will point out, is that this is a very dangerous advance in computer processing technology. Sure, it's cool right now. Who wouldn't want a machine capable of hunting down images with the accuracy and precision of a human being? But today it's just a picture of a cute little kitty. Tomorrow it's your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle!

You may laugh now, but it wont be funny in ten years when you're trying to explain to your wife that the reason you couldn't make it to dinner last night was because you were too busy being robbed by a tin man in a skin suit.
 

Ranger12

TS Evangelist
The brain is such an amazing thing. Whether you believe God created it or it evolved (or both) it is almost laughable how much effort and resources it takes us to crudely mimic one aspect of it. Having said that I do not think we have to worry about artificial intelligence problems any time soon. If you're worried about being robbed by a tin man just carry a taser or a bucket of water perhaps.
 

gwailo247

TechSpot Chancellor
The brain is such an amazing thing. Whether you believe God created it or it evolved (or both) it is almost laughable how much effort and resources it takes us to crudely mimic one aspect of it. Having said that I do not think we have to worry about artificial intelligence problems any time soon. If you're worried about being robbed by a tin man just carry a taser or a bucket of water perhaps.
Or wait for the BSOD. =)
 

Scshadow

TS Evangelist
The brain is such an amazing thing. Whether you believe God created it or it evolved (or both) it is almost laughable how much effort and resources it takes us to crudely mimic one aspect of it. Having said that I do not think we have to worry about artificial intelligence problems any time soon. If you're worried about being robbed by a tin man just carry a taser or a bucket of water perhaps.
I think you underestimate the exponential growth of technology. There are technologies being researched that offer seemingly endless amount of technological growth. Either God (...yeah right) designed our brains so excuse us for our inherent disadvantage, or evolution created our brains and did so in the span of how many millions of years? Well excuse us, we've barely even had a chance to scratch the surface of studying such technology. First electrical computer wasn't even a hundred years ago. First personal computer wasn't even 40 years ago. Pretty stupid to say we don't have to worry about it any time soon. Especially if at any point a computer starts innovating for themselves. Think of AI as a snow ball, once it gets rolling down a hill. Not a chance in hell you can stop it. AI with access to the internet can replicate itself and hack access into any system out there. If it finds a way to supplement its hardware without human control over the process, expansion is limitless.
 

gwailo247

TechSpot Chancellor
I think you underestimate the exponential growth of technology. There are technologies being researched that offer seemingly endless amount of technological growth.
And you underestimate the complexity of the human mind. Talk to some scientists that have studied neural networks, not just read Kurzweil, its not that simple, not just a matter of a networking enough Nvidia cards together until they come up with an AI.
 
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Guest

Typical sensation press to attract viewers and increase advertising revenue.
 

jeffz6

TS Rookie
The brain is such an amazing thing. Whether you believe God created it or it evolved (or both) it is almost laughable how much effort and resources it takes us to crudely mimic one aspect of it. Having said that I do not think we have to worry about artificial intelligence problems any time soon. If you're worried about being robbed by a tin man just carry a taser or a bucket of water perhaps.
I think you underestimate the exponential growth of technology. There are technologies being researched that offer seemingly endless amount of technological growth. Either God (...yeah right) designed our brains so excuse us for our inherent disadvantage, or evolution created our brains and did so in the span of how many millions of years? Well excuse us, we've barely even had a chance to scratch the surface of studying such technology. First electrical computer wasn't even a hundred years ago. First personal computer wasn't even 40 years ago. Pretty stupid to say we don't have to worry about it any time soon. Especially if at any point a computer starts innovating for themselves. Think of AI as a snow ball, once it gets rolling down a hill. Not a chance in hell you can stop it. AI with access to the internet can replicate itself and hack access into any system out there. If it finds a way to supplement its hardware without human control over the process, expansion is limitless.

What? are you worried there will be somthing else other than humans that kill humans?
 

Zeromus

TS Booster
I hope they release the source code, so we can look back on our neural network influenced future CPUs and download legacy software from years ago to identify cats for the hey.
 

DanUK

TS Booster
I think you underestimate the exponential growth of technology. There are technologies being researched that offer seemingly endless amount of technological growth.
And you underestimate the complexity of the human mind. Talk to some scientists that have studied neural networks, not just read Kurzweil, its not that simple, not just a matter of a networking enough Nvidia cards together until they come up with an AI.
+1

I find this a hell of a lot more exciting than worrying.
 
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Guest

with another nanotechnology and quantum computing breakthrough, skynet jokes is possible, after skynet jokes where war raging between human and machine, then there comes matrix jokes where human slaved by machine *LoL :D