Google AI Creates 'AI Child' That Outperforms Human-Made Tools

by Developer.com Staff

Machines might be better at creating other machines than humans are.

Google's AutoML neural net has created its own artificial intelligence "child" called NASNet, and NASNet outperforms any human-created machine learning tool at computer vision tasks. More specifically, NASNet is 82.7 percent accurate at identifying the content of images. This is 1.2 percent better than any other AI tool has performed at the same task.

The experiment shows that AI tools can be very successful at developing AI tools on their own. And because AutoML is open source technology, it also opens up the possibility that other developers will soon create their own "AI children" that can perform even better than NASNet.

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This article was originally published on Tuesday Dec 5th 2017
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