Recent A.I. Research
Recent research into AI is wielding some fascinating discoveries. Researchers have found that adding noise (random signals) to simulated neural networks can produce 'creativity' in a machine. Stephen Thaler, CEO of Imagination Engines, Inc. has patented a program he calls a 'Creativity Machine'. This program uses noise to disrupt signals in a rigid, rule based neural network, causing the creation of new data. Thaler fed his software lots of data about different toothbrush designs and performance levels, which resulted in a brand new toothbrush design, now known as the Oral-B Cross Action toothbrush. This is one of the first consumer products that has been invented by a machine!
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