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Google is giving artificial intelligence an imagination

Google is giving artificial intelligence an imagination
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Now we're getting into hardcore science fiction territory. Facebook and Google are both building thinking computers, and they're teaching them to do some very human things. Imagine a computer that has an imagination, and can create new, unique works of art.

Movies like "iRobot" have shown the concept of a real thinking mega-computer to the masses but now it could actually happen. The two Internet giants are competing to make the most advanced neural computer networks, better known as artificial brains.

Facebook's artificial intelligence, or AI, can paint - well technically, it can recreate images it "sees" and the reproductions are so good that humans are thinking they're looking at the real deal over 40% of the time. Both Google's and Facebook's neural computers can recognize the spoken word, translate between two languages and even pick out faces, cars and other objects in pictures.

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