WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Unknown to many #AI’s are amnesiacs, they forget almost everything they’re taught, but now a new human like memory system could be about to take #AI to the next level and make them much, much smarter When researchers decide to train their latest and… [Read More]
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It’s the equivalent of trying to train someone something new when they’re always forgetting stuff.
So as you can imagine if you’re trying to teach an #AI something new it can get quite frustrating, there’s even a special term for it – “Catastrophic forgetting.” Catchy.
To illustrate the problem, the DeepMind team got their #AI to play a series of old Atari games, with the goal of getting the highest score.
As the #AI learnt each new game, it essentially overwrote its old skills with new ones, making its progress slow and cumbersome.
The result was that the new approach let the system retain its old skills without ballooning the size of that network to the point of uselessness.