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posted by martyb on Thursday April 16 2020, @01:50AM   Printer-friendly
from the what-IS-intelligence,-anyway? dept.

Anything where we can install it and watch it change all by itself, improving upon itself and not just some random action but something which LEARNS.

[Ed. note: All of the preceding is exactly as received. AI has so many branches and sub-branches (twigs?) and has evolved greatly over the years. I suspect the submitter, like most of us, has seen numerous mentions of AI in the press: self-driving cars, natural language translation, Google's Deep Mind, IBM's Jeapordy-playing computer, object recognition... but knows not even where to begin. So, fellow Soylentils, what has been helpful to you in your explorations of AI? What software can be downloaded and experimented with so as to get some hands-on appreciation for what it can do? I suspect there are many others in the community who would not mind playing around with it, too. --martyb]

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 16 2020, @03:34AM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 16 2020, @03:34AM (#983434)
    You have to define the problem that you want an algorithm to solve. Text comprehension? Image understanding (captioning, generation, classification, etc)? Game playing? Right now the approaches differ by the problem, but all have some similarity, from a bird's eye view.

    Tensorflow is pretty good (or was, until Google started breaking backward compatibility left and right). It relies on Cudnn (which you could use directly and cut-out tensorflow), if you have an nvidia gpu. Cudnn is just a C library for running backpropagation for several common types of neural network layers very quickly on a gpu.
  • (Score: 2) by EJ on Thursday April 16 2020, @04:47AM (3 children)

    by EJ (2452) on Thursday April 16 2020, @04:47AM (#983462)

    To pass butter.

    • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Thursday April 16 2020, @10:09AM (2 children)

      by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Thursday April 16 2020, @10:09AM (#983511) Journal

      I pass butter: I'm lactose intolerant!

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