Machine Learning Is Play for Children

November 5, 2015

I heard an interesting idea the other idea.  Most parents think that when their toddler can figure out how to use a tablet that he or she is a genius, but did you ever consider that the real genius is the person who actually designed the tablet’s interface?  Soon a software developer will be able to think their newest cognitive system is the next Einstein or Edison says Computer World in the article, “Machines Will Learn Just Like A Child, Says IBM CEO.”

IBM’s CEO Virginia Rometty said that technology is to the point where machines are almost close to reasoning.  Current cognitive systems are now capable of understanding unstructured data, such as images, videos, songs, and more.

” ‘When I say reason it’s like you and I, if there is an issue or question, they take in all the information that they know, they stack up a set of hypotheses, they run it against all that data to decide, what do I have the most confidence in, ‘ Rometty said. The machine ‘can prove why I do or don’t believe something, and if I have high confidence in an answer, I can show you the ranking of what my answers are and then I learn.’ ”

The cognitive systems learn more as they are fed more data.  There is a greater demand for machines that can process more data and are “smarter” and handle routines that make it useful.

The best news about machines gaining the learning capabilities of a human child is that they will not replace an actual human being, but rather augment our knowledge and current technology.

Whitney Grace, November 5, 2015

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