Algorithm advance alleviates AI amnesia

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Analysis Google-stablemate DeepMind thinks it is one step closer to cracking artificial general intelligence with an algorithm that helps machines overcome memory loss. AI is the hottest trend in technology right now – it's on its way to reaching the peak of the hype cycle. There's a lot of ballyhoo behind all those headlines you've seen predicting a world dominated by intelligent systems. Yet today's systems can only perform well on specific tasks they're trained on, such as playing Go, identifying images, or recognizing speech. No machine is intelligent enough to do all those things at once, because as soon as they learn a new task, previous skills are quickly forgotten.