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Deep Learning for (Some of) the People

Deep learning: It’s not just for incredibly well-paid supergeniuses anymore. At least, that’s what startups Skymind and Ersatz Labs would have us believe.

Silicon Valley loves to obsess over things, and this year one of its main obsessions has been deep learning, a catchall term for a kind of artificial intelligence software that enables computers to interpret data in new and sometimes fantastic ways. In basic terms, computers can be given a task and some guidance and then start learning on their own to develop novel solutions to complex problems.