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Our Machines Now Have Knowledge We'll Never Understand

April 19, 2017View for printing

We are increasingly relying on machines that derive conclusions from models that they themselves have created, models that are often beyond human comprehension, models that "think" about the world differently than we do.

Advances in computer software, enabled by our newly capacious, networked hardware, are enabling computers not only to start without models -- rule sets that express how the elements of a system affect one another -- but to generate their own, albeit ones that may not look much like what humans would create. It's even becoming a standard method, as any self-respecting tech company has now adopted a "machine-learning first" ethic.

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