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How ‘Blind Learning’ Could Solve A.I.’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Dilemma

By: Jeremy Kahn

Creators of A.I. software can be forgiven for feeling a bit like Seymour from the film Little Shop of Horrors, their hungry algorithms constantly crying out “feed me, feed me!” Luckily, the software doesn’t have a taste for human flesh. But it does need a constant diet of data, the fresher the better. The more data the A.I. systems are trained on, the more accurately they tend to perform.


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