We are getting better at building ‘intelligent’ machines. What does it mean to be intelligent, though? Do you need to be able to think to be intelligent?
We know a dog is intelligent because of what it can do: sit when told, catch a ball, … but most of all because it can learn to do new things. How can a computer learn for itself, when all it can do is follow the instructions of its program?
Computer Scientists are writing instructions that tell computers how to learn for themselves!
Clever critterness: learning to learn