ind of …pers use brooms to frantically brush the ice and influence how close the stone comes to the target. “To me this is kind of like machine learning. You’re sending this system down a path with a bunch of inputs and you’re not sure how it will end, how close to the target it will get.”
“Neural nets are powerful abstraction tools,” declared Jeff Dean, a Google senior fellow speaking today at VentureBeat’s artificial intelligence conference. Aided by rapid advances in computing power, the software can take in almost any type of date “to produce outputs you care about. It’s a very general technique that can be used in many places,” Dean said.