Reply to post: Re: Neural net predictions

Q: How does hydrogen turn into a metal? A: Hang on a second, I need to train my AI supercomputer first

Alister Silver badge

Re: Neural net predictions

But I don't understand how you can use one to make predictions in this way - how do you verify the results?

I suppose it is analogous to the intuitive leaps that the human brain is capable of, and therefore the only way to verify the results is rugged testing of any prediction.

This is very much why Artificial Intelligence is so much sought after - getting a computer to have the ability to extrapolate from too little data - but it does make me wonder whether humans will question and verify what a computer comes up with in the same way they would a human, or whether we will be inclined - as we do now - to just say "well the computer said so" and not question it.

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