The Nanoswarms Are Coming

Paul Raven @ 14-09-2006

Your AI breakthrough meme-of-the-month has arrived. Stephen Thaler, creator of the ‘Creativity Machine’, has been working on autonomous robots for the USAF. In order to enable them to perform complex seek-and-evade tasks without human intervention, he is experimenting with the idea of using neural networks to train other neural networks. Thaler claims his swarms have demonstrated “humanlike capabilities”, but isn’t forthcoming on details at the moment. Let’s hope he’s not been assimilated by his own creations, eh?

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