The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts
I read an article the other day about an experiment that Google and Stanford did, where they networked a bunch of computers to make a big neural net and fed it huge quantities of unlabeled pictures from YouTube videos. It learned, by itself, to recognize cats. Which is kind of neat, though pretty much what you would expect given the tremendous number of cat videos on the internet. The article went on to say that this network was nowhere near the complexity of the visual system in a human brain, which would be a million times bigger. To which my reaction was, "only a million?" And I looked at my watch.
From identifying faces
Soon they'll notice other features
The new maturing mechanized
An electric eye for beauty
Copyright © 2012 by Dave Grossman
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