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Oh Brother. World’s Smartest Computer is Super Into Cat Videos

Google scientists set about creating a computer that operates like a human brain, in that it takes in objective information and teaches itself to categorize it. The idea is that this 16k neural network processor would actually be able to learn on its own. Which sounds a little too much like we’re planning our own robot extinction here, until you find out that the world’s smartest computer started combing through YouTube videos and all it’s been able to learn so far is that it likes cats. In other words, The Matrix got it wrong. Robots will be just as lazy and bored as we are …

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