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Minwa, the company's supercomputer, scanned more than 1 million images and taught itself to sort them into about 1,000 categories — and did so with 95.42% accuracy, the company claims, adding that no other computer has completed the task at that same level.
Google's system scored a 95.2% and Microsoft's, a 95.06%, Baidu said.
All three companies' computers, however, exceed human performance.
The concept of "deep learning," or self-learning, algorithms is not unique to Minwa. Yet Baidu seems to have the upper hand and is not slowing down: the company has announced plans to build an even faster computer in the next 2 years, one capable of 7 quadrillion calculations per second.
originally posted by: netbound
I think the Chinese are going to be a real force to reckon with in the future. They, and a number of other countries, are investing a much greater percentage of their budget into research and development than the U.S. is. America has been steadily declining (comparatively) for years now, and living largely off past glory. And that will only get us so far. It seems like we've lost any sort of grand vision, and consequently are starting to fall behind the pack. More and more, innovation is being driven from abroad.
Overall, though, technology marches on. It's incredible when you think of all the technological advances that have taken place in just the last 20 years. If we somehow make it through the next 100 years without annihilating ourselves, the world will probably be almost unrecognizable compared with today. Wish I could be around to see it.
Thank for the AI update.
originally posted by: darkbake
a reply to: netbound
I agree with you, the U.S. is living off former glory.
but glad both China and USA have good way to categorize image and focus on the one they find offending...