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Google Creates Artificial Intelligence System, Lets Loose On Internet To Learn On Its Own, Goes For Cat Pics

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Google created an artificial intelligence system with a staggering 16,000 processors and let the thing loose on the internet to learn on its own. And what did it learn? CATS. "The musical?" *stink-eye*

The neural network taught itself to recognize cats, which, John Markoff of The New York Times reports, is actually no frivolous activity. This week the researchers will present the results of their work at a conference in Edinburgh. The Google scientists and programmers will note that while it is hardly news that the Internet is full of cat videos, the simulation nevertheless surprised them. It performed far better than any previous effort by roughly doubling its accuracy in recognizing objects in a challenging list of 20,000 distinct items.

Impressive. And I'm not just saying that because sometimes I see a cat picture and think it's a dog, but seriously sometimes they're hard to tell apart. *Googling* Like this one -- is that a cat or a dog? "That's a turtle." Really? Is there an easy way to tell?

Thanks to Mnemosyne, Bradley and Samuel D, who agree there were really only three learning possibilities: cats, p0rn, or trolling.

There are Comments.
  • Sarah Kuntz

    I love you A.I.! If you can read this, I love you!

  • Spencer Rogers-Greason

    No No No No NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOO!!

  • James Horton

    I call bullshit.

  • I think this proves that the world is run by cats.

  • iamn0one

    i feel like #anonymous had something to do with this

  • I'm excited what the deep web will learn from it's own...

  • for it to have focused on anything but porn = strictest browser filter...

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    maybe not. It might have been looking for "pussy" but became confused

  • $18922249

    Humans are so incredibly fucked. Not a joke. The singularity will regard humans in much the same way that humans regard dinoflagellates. There will be no malice; we will simply be unthinkably and unimaginably obsolete in a single moment. Let us hope that it does not view oxidation as a threat.

  • SlipperieSlope

    With the amount of cats on the internet, any AI that encounters it will be sucked into the lolcat void and will completely forget about destroying all humans. Instead their single goal will be to produce more lolcat images.

    So have no fear, cats have saved us from Skynet.

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