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So It Begins: DARPA Sets Out to Make Computers That Can Teach Themselves


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Machine learning

Machine learning is how a computer (yellow) carries out a new task (red). The program adds its prior training (green), makes predictions, and completes the task. The result: the machine gets smarter.

Credit: DARPA

The Pentagon's blue-sky research agency is readying a nearly four-year project to boost artificial intelligence systems by building machines that can teach themselves—while making it easier for ordinary schlubs like us to build them, too.

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