The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn | Jeremy Howard | TEDxBrussels

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. What happens when we teach a computer how to learn? Technologist Jeremy Howard shares some surprising new developments in the fast-moving field of deep learning, a technique that can give computers the ability to learn Chinese, or to recognize objects in photos, or to help think through a medical diagnosis. (One deep learning tool, after watching hours of YouTube, taught itself the concept of “cats.”) Get caught up on a field that will change the way the computers around you behave… sooner than you probably think.