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Tweaking AI Software to Function Like a Human Brain Improves Computer's Learning Ability

By Georgetown University Medical Center

January 13, 2021

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Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center and the University of California, Berkeley have developed a model that enables artificial intelligence software to function more like a human brain and learn new visual concepts more quickly.

The software identifies relationships between entire visual categories; the standard approach involves identifying objects using only low-level and intermediate visual features like shape and color.

Georgetown's Maximilian Riesenhuber explains, "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 is doing."

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