Can artificial intelligence tell a polar bear from a can opener?

Can artificial intelligence tell a polar bear from a can opener?

by Stuart Wolpert, UCLA Newsroom

UCLA psychologists’ experiments demonstrate severe limitations of ‘deep learning’ machines

How smart is the form of artificial intelligence known as deep learning computer networks, and how closely do these machines mimic the human brain? They have improved greatly in recent years, but still have a long way to go, a team of UCLA cognitive psychologists reports in the journal PLOS Computational Biology.

Supporters have expressed enthusiasm for the use of these networks to do many individual tasks, and even jobs, traditionally performed by people. However, results of the five experiments in this study showed that it’s easy to fool the networks, and the networks’ method of identifying objects using computer vision differs substantially from human vision.

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