Artificial Intelligence

20 terrifying uses of artificial intelligence

11. Supercomputer with imagination

Google experimented with a self-learning computer that had a simulated neural network. The computer was provided free access to the internet. Out of all the contents of the network, the computer began looking at pictures of kittens. It even developed its own concept of what a kitten looks like. This shows how human-like AI can become.

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By Conner Forrest

Conner Forrest is an analyst for 451 Research. He was formerly a Senior Editor for TechRepublic.