That's right, they let the machine loose on the internet to see what happened, and it taught itself how to recognize and search for, CATS!
The Scientists expressed more amusement and bewilderment at this fact than anything else.
According to a New York Times story, the team said the neural computer nearly doubled the accuracy with which it drew the cat face.
“We never told it during the training, ‘This is a cat,’ ” said Dr. Dean, the developer of the software used by this learning computer brain.
“It basically invented the concept of a cat. We probably have other ones that are side views of cats.”
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“A loose and frankly awful analogy is that our numerical parameters correspond to synapses,” said Dr. Ng, saying despite having 16,000 processors interconnected, a brain has many many more processing connections.
“It is worth noting that our network is still tiny compared to the human visual cortex, which is a million times larger in terms of the number of neurons and synapses.”
What happens when it stops looking for Cats, and begins learning about guns?