Tuesday, February 14, 2017

AI Is Learning To Speed Read

I was under the impression that AI could read as fast as you could feed it words and sentences. I didn't know you had to teach it to speed read.

The startup has unveiled a new technique, Bayesian Program Synthesis, that promises AI you can train with just a few samples. The approach uses probabilistic code to fill in gaps in its knowledge. If you show it very short and tall chairs, for example, it should figure out that there are many chair sizes in between. And importantly, it can tweak its own models as it goes along -- you don't need constant human oversight in case circumstances change.