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UTSA Researchers Want to Teach Computers to Learn Like Humans

Artist's representation of a cyberbrain.

A new cloud-based learning platform developed at the University of Texas, San Antonio, is designed to teach artificial intelligence to learn the way people do.

Credit: UTSA Today

Researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have created a new cloud-based learning platform for artificial intelligence (AI) designed to teach machines to learn like humans.

UTSA professors Nicole Beebe and Paul Rad examined how education and comprehension have evolved over the past 500 years to obtain a better understanding of how computers could be taught to approach deductive reasoning. They also focused on how humans learn across their lifetimes.

Rad thinks intelligent machines could be utilized in medical diagnoses, leading to more affordable healthcare, and in other fields in which precise deductive reasoning is a necessity.

Throughout history, Rad said, "Humans have invented and used tools such as swords, calculators, and cars, and tools have changed human society and enable us to evolve. That's what we're doing here, but on a much more impactful scale."

From UTSA Today
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