AI can improve computer’s learning ability

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New York – Researchers writing in journal Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, have revealed computer-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) can function more like human intelligence when programmed to use a much faster technique for learning new objects.
Maximilian Riesenhuber, Professor of neuroscience at Georgetown University in the US, said: "Our model provides a biologically plausible way for artificial neural networks to learn new visual concepts from a small number of examples. We can get computers to learn much better from few examples by leveraging prior learning in a way that we think mirrors what the brain does.” Humans can quickly and accurately learn new visual concepts from sparse data, sometimes a single example.
Even three- to four-month-old babies can easily learn to recognize zebras and distinguish them from cats, horses, and giraffes. But computers typically need to "see” many examples of the same object to know what it is, the researcher explained. The researchers found that artificial neural networks, which represent objects in terms of previously learned concepts, learned new visual concepts significantly faster.
The brain architecture underlying human visual concept learning builds on the neural networks involved in object recognition. Riesenhuber concluded: "Our findings not only suggest techniques that could help computers learn more quickly and efficiently, they can also lead to improved neuroscience experiments aimed at understanding how people learn so quickly, which is not yet well understood.”