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Meet the algorithm that can learn “everything about anything”

Meet the algorithm that can learn “everything about anything”
The most recent advances in artificial intelligence research are pretty staggering, thanks in part to the abundance of data available on the web. We’ve covered how deep learning is helping create self-teaching and highly accurate systems for tasks such as sentiment analysis and facial recognition, but there are also models that can solve geometry and algebra problems, predict whether a stack of dishes is likely to fall over and (from the team behind Google’s word2vec) understand entire paragraphs of text. (Hat tip to frequent commenter Oneasum for pointing out all these projects.) One of the more interesting projects is a system called LEVAN, which is short for Learn EVerything about ANything and was created by a group of researchers out of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the University of Washington. What that means, essentially, is that LEVAN uses the web to learn everything it needs to know. Related:  Emilkovac185

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