Research recently published by artificial intelligence (AI) lab OpenAI explains how an AI agent with a sense of curiosity outperformed its predecessors playing the classic 1984 Atari game Montezuma’s Revenge. Becoming skilled at Montezuma’s Revenge is not the story; technology, emerging and cognitive technology is. The Verge brought this interesting information to us in their article, “How Teaching AI To Be Curious Helps Machines Learn For Themselves.”

The benefit of curiosity with when it comes to AI helps computers learn on their own. Most machine learning approaches learn by looking at piles of data and working out patterns they can apply to similar problems.

Others are dropped into an environment and rewarded for achieving certain outcomes using reinforcement learning.

Cognitive Learning is a type of learning that is active, constructive, and long-lasting. It engages and teaches to make connections when learning new things.

Melody K. Smith

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