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Now, computers that teach each other
Washington, April 02, 2014
First Published: 14:34 IST(2/4/2014)
Last Updated: 14:38 IST(2/4/2014)

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.

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