Saturday, July 26, 2014

Philosophy Wire: Learn everything. Impossible. And that is superior!


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2014-07-26]: Computer scientists from the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Seattle have created the first fully automated computer program that teaches everything there is to know about any visual concept. Called Learning Everything about Anything, or LEVAN, the program searches millions of books and images on the Web to learn all possible variations of a concept, then displays the results to users as a comprehensive, browsable list of images, helping them explore and understand topics quickly in great detail. [1] But how can anything learn everything? We humans know we cannot. And that makes us far more superior than any computer which believes it can...

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