Artificial Intelligence

For the first time, Apple releases results on AI research

Apple's research department breaks its silence after several years. The first paper is on image recognition in AI systems.

17 Jan. 2017
Quelle: Apple
Apple's document describes a method of improving computers' image recognition skills. (Photo: Apple)

In the past, Apple was often criticized for not releasing the results of its internal research. Following a corresponding announcement some weeks ago, the company now released a first paper on artificial intelligence and made it available on Cornell University's website. The document describes a method of improving computers' image recognition skills.

First, however, the text discusses findings according to which synthetically and artificially produced images are more suited for training a computer than images from the real world. On the other hand, it is often impossible to transfer the recognition rates attained through synthetic images to reality. The document titled "Learning from Simulated and Unsupervised Images through Adversarial Training" goes on to describe a method for creating photo-realistic images that are intended to allow for a better and more realistic training of the applied algorithms.

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