Artificial intelligence: boom or bubble?

1 April 2016/No Comments
By Nick Dunbar

In June 2001, when I was researching my unpublished probability book, I spent two hours interviewing artificial intelligence expert Geoff Hinton. He ignored my emails for six months before finally agreeing to meet, but then gave me a fascinating tutorial on neural networks and machine learning. I watched a live demo of a ‘Boltzmann machine’ – a network that Hinton had trained to recognise handwritten numbers.

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