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New Algorithm Helps Machines Function More Like Brains

December 17, 2014

Every day, your brain completes millions of complicated functions without you even being aware of them, and it learns as it goes.

Teaching a machine to do the same thing is extremely complicated, but it has gotten a little easier thanks to the work of University of California, Merced, Professor Miguel Carreira-Perpiñan.

A faculty member in the School of Engineering, Carreira-Perpiñan recently won a prestigious, competitive Google Faculty Research Award and a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to pursue an algorithm he’s designed to help machines conduct highly complicated processes faster, easier and more efficiently — more like the human brain does.

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