For the past five years, the hottest thing in artificial intelligence has been a branch known as deep learning. The grandly named statistical technique, put simply, gives computers a way to learn by processing large amounts of data. Thanks to deep learning, computers can easily identify faces and recognize spoken words, making other forms of humanlike intelligence suddenly seem within reach.
"Is There a Smarter Path to Artificial Intelligence? Some Experts Hope So" is from the June 11, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Steve Lohr and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.