Machines master classic video games without being told the rules

Published on March 9, 2015

Professor Toby Walsh, Research Group Leader in NICTA’s Optimisation Group, talks about the latest in a series of breakthroughs in deep learning, one of the hottest topics today in AI.  Deep learning is a branch of machine learning that exploits multi-layer neural networks and has shown considerable
promise on several tasks including speech and image recognition and most recently playing classic Atari arcade games.
Click thru to read Toby’s story and if you want to hear more about the future of AI, register for the Next Big Thing Summit in Melbourne on April 21, 2015. Along with AI experts such as Sebastian Thrun and Rodney Brooks, Toby will be trying to predict where all of this is taking us.