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Researchers attempting to elicit artificial intelligence in computer network

  • 29/11/2013 at 19:39 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Tech EyeResearchers at Carnegie Mellon University have been running a project titled Never Ending Image Learning, or NEIL. They hope to spark the development of artificial intelligence in a massive computer.

The project works by creating a database of millions of images with no context. A 200 processor super computer isĀ  given free reign to move through those images, without any associated data to help it interpret what it is seeing. Those on the project hope that the computer will begin to find patterns and develop its own interpretation of those images, given enough time.

But it is more than just finding associations. The researchers want to see the computer develop “common sense”. From there, they hope that it will be able to learn from that common sense, and essentially begin to think on its own.

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Tablets are pushing Computer Sales Down, says a recent Gartner Study

Tablets vs Computers

A new study carried out by Gartner has found that computer sales will decrease to approximately 9.3% this year. The main reason behind the decrease is the fact that users are starting to keep their computer for longer periods of time in order to cut down their expenses. This came as a surprise since the same firm had made estimations that computer sales would increase rather than decrease. They continued to explain that the decrease was also influenced by the increasing sales of the popular iPad, among other tablets.

The study continued to find that tablets are not necessarily substituting computer sales but rather delaying them. Ranjil Atwal, research director, stated that mini-notebook sales have evidently decreased, and this has affected the overall computer sales. He highlighted that iPad purchases as substitution to regular computers was minimum, but still affected the final reports.

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