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  • osmanthus
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We can haz Skynet?
This looks like fun. What could go wrong? :parrot:

AI learns to write its own code by stealing from other programs

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OUT of the way, human, I've got this covered. A machine learning system has gained the ability to write its own code.

Created by researchers at Microsoft and the University of Cambridge, the system, called DeepCoder, solved basic challenges of the kind set by programming competitions. This kind of approach could make it much easier for people to build simple programs without knowing how to write code.

"All of a sudden people could be so much more productive," says Armando Solar-Lezama at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who was not involved in the work. "They could build systems that it [would be] impossible to build before."

Ultimately, the approach could allow non-coders to simply describe an idea for a program and let the system build it, says Marc Brockschmidt, one of DeepCoder's creators at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK.
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  • el jefe
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Re: We can haz Skynet?
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they were so busy thinking about whether they could do it, they didn't stop to ask if they should

  • osmanthus
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Re: We can haz Skynet?
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Yup. This is going to need very stringent safeguards.
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