WSJ: “Betting Big on Bionic Brains”

When an IBMComputer program called Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov at chess in 1997, wise folks opined that since chess was just a game of logic, this was neither significant nor surprising.

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NYT: “Scientists See Promise in Deep-Learning Programs”

Using an artificial intelligence technique inspired by theories about how the brain recognizes patterns, technology companies are reporting startling gains in fields as diverse as computer vision, speech recognition and the identification of promising new molecules for designing drugs.

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