Thursday, March 10, 2016

Thinking robots become experts in 8 hours

My local newspaper, The New Zealand Herald, has been on a bit of a role producing articles on A.I. recently. The latest piece Thinking robots become experts in 8 hours by Pavel Alpeyev. "A yellow robotic arm pauses over a pile of metal cylinders, snaps a photo, then confidently picks pieces out of the jumble. What's impressive is that just eight hours ago, its bin-picking skills were about zero" This is another article about so-called deep learning, which has been in the news frequently recently.