November 24, 2012

Stunning Gains in Artificial Intelligence

John Markoff, New York Times

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Using an artificial intelligence technique inspired by theories about how the brain recognizes patterns, technology companies are reporting startling gains in fields as diverse as computer vision, speech recognition and the identification of promising new molecules for designing drugs.

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