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Deep Learning: Teaching Computers to Predict the Future

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posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 03:33 PM
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This is very interesting.


Using algorithms partially modeled on the human brain, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have enabled computers to predict the immediate future by examining a photograph.

A program created at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) essentially watched 2 million online videos and observed how different types of scenes typically progress: people walk across golf courses, waves crash on the shore, and so on. Now, when it sees a new still image, it can generate a short video clip (roughly 1.5 seconds long) showing its vision of the immediate future.

"It's a system that tries to learn what are plausible videos — what are plausible motions you might see," says Carl Vondrick, a graduate student at CSAIL and lead author on a related research paper to be presented this month at the Neural Information Processing Systems conference in Barcelona. The team aims to generate longer videos with more complex scenes in the future.

But Vondrick says applications could one day go beyond turning photos into computer-generated GIFs. The system's ability to predict normal behavior could help spot unusual happenings in security footage or improve the reliability of self-driving cars, he says.


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This can get really interesting especially when they make longer videos that are more complex. You can give this machine what we think we know about the universe then ask it to predict what will happen next. Who knows, this program could evolve an entire universe. Will the people in this universe know they're in a deep learning program? These are some interesting questions to ask.

Also, this program will get more accurate as it learns. It could be like a precog. If it gets too accurate people could start to depend on it like some oracle.
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posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 04:54 PM
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Minority report coming soon to a city near you!

This is fantastic and frightening, thanks for the info!!



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 05:28 PM
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Thats really great, now WTF are tomorrows POWER BALL numbers!



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 05:29 PM
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Thats really great, now WTF are tomorrows POWER BALL numbers!



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 05:29 PM
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Thats really great, now WTF are tomorrows POWER BALL numbers!



posted on Dec, 3 2016 @ 06:18 AM
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a reply to: neoholographic

Using algorithms to predict future events has all sorts of crazy implications regarding self fulfilling prophecy if you ask me.
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posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 02:11 PM
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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: neoholographic
Using algorithms to predict future events has all sorts of crazy implications regarding self fulfilling prophecy if you ask me.


Hmmm....Using math to predict the future.
I wonder what Hari Seldon would have to say about this.


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posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 05:02 AM
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Probably the same as the rest of those Psychohistorians.


Loved the Foundation series all the same, some of Isaac's best work!
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