Making computers think like humans: Stanford, Google and the latest in artificial intelligence

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Stanford computer science professor Andrew Ng. Photo by
Morgan Quigley.

Computer scientists and tech companies have been for years engaged to make more gadgets that are human-like.  That not only respond to humans in a life-like way, but also think like a human.

But tech companies are researching and designing and advancing – everyday – algorithms that will make computers as smart, and complicated, and quiet, as the human brain. This month, Wired magazine reported on Stanford computer science professor Andrew Ng, the man behind Google Brain, the Mountain View-based company’s efforts to perfect true Artificial Intelligence.

Ng joined KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis to discuss Deep Learning, a field of computer science research looking to create neural networks that mimic the way brains process data.