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Skinner

(63,645 posts)
Sun Dec 13, 2015, 06:48 PM Dec 2015

Artificial intelligence passes the Turing test of penmanship

The learning gap between humans and machines is closing.

Sanskrit, Tibetan, Gujarati, and Glagolitic were among 50 handwritten languages researchers used to test a computer program that proved to be as good, or better, than humans at recognizing the figures – a cognitive step for machines, and a leap forward for the potential that coders could build more sophisticated Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the future.

The program, developed by three researchers whose findings were published last week in Science, can recognize handwritten drawings after only viewing the figures a few times and also passed a basic Turing test.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/1213/Artificial-intelligence-passes-the-Turing-test-of-penmanship

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Artificial intelligence passes the Turing test of penmanship (Original Post) Skinner Dec 2015 OP
At first reading of the OP I thought the computer was being graded on its penmanship a subject I greiner3 Dec 2015 #1
How soon before the rich will not need the non-rich? nt valerief Dec 2015 #2
was it able to recognize a doctors handwriting on a perscription? Javaman Dec 2015 #3
... Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2015 #4
LOL Javaman Dec 2015 #5
Reminds me of something I just read about bananas Dec 2015 #6
That would make for some interesting fashion for people watchers.... Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2015 #7
 

greiner3

(5,214 posts)
1. At first reading of the OP I thought the computer was being graded on its penmanship a subject I
Mon Dec 14, 2015, 02:29 PM
Dec 2015

Usually got Ds in🤔

bananas

(27,509 posts)
6. Reminds me of something I just read about
Mon Dec 14, 2015, 05:33 PM
Dec 2015
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/12/backslash-anti-surveillance-gadgets-for-protesters/

Backslash: Anti-surveillance gadgets for protesters
Two designers create a toolkit for tech-savvy protesters.

by Joshua Kopstein - Dec 11, 2015 2:00 pm UTC

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As an example, the duo demonstrates another item from the kit: a black-and-white bandanna printed with a blocky, digital pattern reminiscent of the common Arabic keffiyeh. Oliveira folds the bandanna and then hands me his iPhone. When I aim the phone's camera at the patterned cloth, a message appears instantly on the screen. When the cloth is folded a different way, another message appears.

Oliveira explains that unlike the ubiquitous QR Code, these patterns don't contain the messages themselves. Instead, each pattern is a hash—a number used to reference data stored elsewhere. When the pattern is scanned, the Backslash app looks up the value on a locally stored hash table. That way, only those who possess the hash table already can read the bandanna's hidden messages

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Spitfire of ATJ

(32,723 posts)
7. That would make for some interesting fashion for people watchers....
Mon Dec 14, 2015, 07:31 PM
Dec 2015

Imagine pointing your smart phone at a jogger and the digital pattern on their outfit makes them look like a velociraptor.

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