There’s an amazing article about a neural network on STLtoday.com. By introducing noise into neural networks, Imagination Engines, Inc has been able to get their neural networks to invent new things. For example, the networks (called the Creativity Machine) have designed substances harder than diamonds and the Oral-B CrossAction toothbrush. From the article:
“His first patent was for a Device for the Autonomous Generation of Useful Information,” the official name of the Creativity Machine, Miller said. “His second patent was for the Self-Training Neural Network Object. Patent Number Two was invented by Patent Number One. Think about that. Patent Number Two was invented by Patent Number One!”
This is pretty cool stuff, I can’t wait to see what problems this tackles next.