Artificial intelligence backpropagation of errors

02 Apr 2018 | Tags: , | Posted by Doug Rose

I have a very vivid memory of being a kid splitting a small bag of jellybeans with my friend. We were very good at sharing the bag. He would eat two, and then I would eat two. We worked together to empty the bag. As we ate our way down, I noticed that my friend […]

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Supervised versus unsupervised learning

26 Mar 2018 | Tags: , , , , | Posted by Doug Rose

Like people, machines can learn through supervised or unsupervised learning. With supervised learning, a human labels the data. So the machine has an advantage of knowing the human definition of the data. The human trainer gives the machine a stack of cat pictures and tells the machine, “These are cats.” With unsupervised learning, the machine […]

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When to use symbolic or planning AI?

12 Feb 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , | Posted by Doug Rose

The symbolic approach and AI planning work great for applications that have a limited number of matching patterns; for example, a program that helps you complete your tax return. The IRS provides a limited number of forms and a collection of rules for reporting tax-relevant data. Combine the forms and instructions with the capability to […]

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