04. 15. 2011
Google funds project to teach computers regret
Over the years we've seen robots and computers being taught to do many weird and wonderful things, particularly actions that mimic human behaviour.
Now Google is funding a new project that aims to teach computers how to regret bad decisions so they don't make them again.
A team at Tel Aviv University are devising an algorithm which will teach computers how to learn from their experiences. The algorithm will unfortunately not make your computer apologise to you every time something goes wrong, but it will learn from mistakes which in the long run will make it run more smoothly and efficiently.
Now, where's the robot that makes us feel better when we're down and does all of our work for us?