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To Make Sense of the Present, Brains May Predict the Future

by Jordana Cepelewicz, Quanta Magazine

A controversial theory suggests that perception, motor control, memory and other brain functions all depend on comparisons between ongoing actual experiences and the brain’s modeled expectations.

Last month, the artificial intelligence company DeepMind introduced new software that can take a single image of a few objects in a virtual room and, without human guidance, infer what the three-dimensional scene looks like from entirely new vantage points. Given just a handful of such pictures, the system, dubbed the Generative Query Network, or GQN, can successfully model the layout of a simple, video game-style maze.

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AI learns to predict the future by watching 2 million videos

by Victoria Turk, New Scientist

A deep learning system generates the next few frames of a story based on just one image, helping it to predict the future and understand the present

An artificial intelligence system can predict how a scene will unfold and dream up a vision of the immediate future.

Given a still image, the deep learning algorithm generates a mini video showing what could happen next. If it starts with a picture of a train station, it might imagine the train pulling away from the platform, for example. Or an image of a beach could inspire it to animate the motion of lapping waves. Continue reading AI learns to predict the future by watching 2 million videos