16,000 processors and cats

The news came out that Google hooked up 16,000 processors together, exposed it to a staggering amount of stills taken from YouTube videos, and that self-learning thingamajing learned to recognise cats.

Undoubtly humorous. But I wonder if we’re missing anything here.

Google’s Projet X labs are famously secretive, and this is a fairly abstract piece of research. Hm. I really wonder what other AI researchers think about this experiment. I suppose it would be fairly impressive. Really boils down to how they configured the system. It’s really interesting how Google tries to decipher search phrases. I can’t wait for a decent AI to respond to my queries. ahh..

16,000 processors and cats

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