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A new version of AlphaGo needed no human instruction to figure out how to clobber the best Go player in the world — itself.
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Artificial Intelligence Learns to Learn Entirely on Its Own

A new version of AlphaGo needed no human instruction to figure out how to clobber the best Go player in the world — itself.

What happens when you increase the number of layers in an artificial neural network?
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How to Win at Deep Learning

What happens when you increase the number of layers in an artificial neural network?

A new idea is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might also explain how human brains learn.
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New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

A new idea is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might also explain how human brains learn.

A tiny self-organized mesh full of artificial synapses recalls its experiences and can solve simple problems. Its inventors hope it points the way to devices that match the brain’s energy-efficient computing prowess.
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A Brain Built From Atomic Switches Can Learn

A tiny self-organized mesh full of artificial synapses recalls its experiences and can solve simple problems. Its inventors hope it points the way to devices that match the brain’s energy-efficient computing prowess.

Computer scientists are finding ways to code curiosity into intelligent machines.
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Clever Machines Learn How to Be Curious

Computer scientists are finding ways to code curiosity into intelligent machines.

The Go-playing program teaches itself to replicate something very much like human intuition, an advance that promises far-reaching consequences.
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Is AlphaGo Really Such a Big Deal?

The Go-playing program teaches itself to replicate something very much like human intuition, an advance that promises far-reaching consequences.

The biological world is computational at its core, argues computer scientist Leslie Valiant.
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Searching for the Algorithms Underlying Life

The biological world is computational at its core, argues computer scientist Leslie Valiant.

Computers can translate French and prove mathematical theorems. But can they make deep conceptual insights into the way the world works?
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The Rise of Computer-Aided Explanation

Computers can translate French and prove mathematical theorems. But can they make deep conceptual insights into the way the world works?

Computer scientist Stuart Russell wants to ensure that our increasingly intelligent machines remain aligned with human values.
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Concerns of an Artificial Intelligence Pioneer

Computer scientist Stuart Russell wants to ensure that our increasingly intelligent machines remain aligned with human values.