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Now, computers that teach each other

tech reviews Updated: Apr 02, 2014 14:38 IST
Washington State University

Researchers at Washington State University are reportedly working on improving machine learning by teaching computers teach each other.

The aim of the researchers is to have one computer show another computer how to play Pac-Man without moving the programming from one machine to the other.

According to Tech Crunch, in their study, the researchers programmed their teaching agent to focus on action advice, or telling a student when to act.

AI professor Matthew E. Taylor said that researchers designed algorithms for advice giving, adding that the team is trying to figure out when their advice makes the biggest difference.

The teaching computer "shows" the other computer how to play "well" i.e. not get eaten by ghosts and how to grab the most points, the report added.