Google's Artificial Intelligence System Loves LOLCats

Google has been hard at work creating an artificial intelligence system that could revolutionize the way we think about AI...just as soon as it's done cataloging all the cat related posts on the interwebs.

Here's what happened when it was released on the interwebs to start learning on its own:
The neural network taught itself to recognize cats, which, John Markoff of The New York Times reports, is actually no frivolous activity. This week the researchers will present the results of their work at a conference in Edinburgh. The Google scientists and programmers will note that while it is hardly news that the Internet is full of cat videos, the simulation nevertheless surprised them. It performed far better than any previous effort by roughly doubling its accuracy in recognizing objects in a challenging list of 20,000 distinct items.

Now that's one hi-tech way to catalog kitteh videos!

Link  --via Geekologie

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