New research shows what AI can teach us about the human brain

Vox | Jan 15, 2020 at 8:40 PM
  • Google’s DeepMind research group has a lot of flashy AI accomplishments to its name.
  • Systems that do that — called distributional temporal distance learners — score better than systems that only calculate an average on tasks like platformer games (where the player moves around a level to score points).
  • A second Nature paper summarizes DeepMind’s work on using AI to predict protein folding, a crucial issue for developing new drugs.