A computer that learns to play a ‘scissors, paper, stone’ by observing and mimicking human players could lead to machines that automatically learn how to spot an intruder or perform vital maintenance work, say UK researchers.
CogVis, developed by scientists at the University of Leeds in Yorkshire, UK, teaches itself how to play the children’s game by searching for patterns in video and audio of human players and then building its own “hypotheses” about the game’s rules.
In contrast to older artificial intelligence (AI) programs that mimic human behaviour using hard-coded rules, CogVis takes a more human approach, learning through observation and mimicry, the researchers say. —Machine learns games ‘like a human’ (NewScientist.com (will expire))
Thanks for the link, Mike.