Even Artificial Intelligence Prefers Cats Over Dogs…

I’m sure my kitties are happy to know that the first thing Googles new Artificial Intelligence Computer picked out was cat pictures. After all, every cat knows it is the most superior, gorgeous creature in the world!

Which is why there are literally tens of thousands of “Cat Videos” on YouTube, which get millions of viewers.

Apparently it is not just humans who waste their time away checking out the feline antics…

My Boss Cat

Amazing technology!

Google creates ‘computer brain’ – and it immediately starts watching cat videos on YouTube

Google has created an ‘artificial brain’ from 16,000 computer processors, and sat it down with an internet connection.

There’s a certain grim inevitability to the fact that the YouTube company’s creation began watching stills from cat videos.

The team, led by Google’s Dr Jeff Dean, used the 16,000 processor array to create a brain-style ‘neural network’ with more than a billion connections.

The team then fed it random images culled from 10 million YouTube videos – and let it ‘learn’ by itself.

Unsurprisingly, the machine focused in on cats.

‘We never told it during the training, ‘This is a cat,” said Dr. Dean. ‘It basically invented the concept of a cat.’

‘Contrary to what appears to be a widely-held intuition, our experimental results reveal that it is possible to train a face detector without having to label images as containing a face or not,’ says the team in a paper published this week.

‘We also find that the same network is sensitive to other high-level concepts such as cat faces and human bodies. Starting with these learned features, we trained our network to obtain 15.8% accuracy in recognizing 20,000 object categories from ImageNet, a leap of 70% relative improvement over the previous state-of-the-art.

The ‘brain’ was a creation of the company’s ‘blue sky ideas’ lab, Google X

And Your Dog’s Fat, Too!

Fresh on the report that the United States has made the list of the “10 Fattest Countries” – that is countries with the highest percentage of people that are obese…

Comes the report that all this pulchritudinous living is affecting fido and Fritz as well!

Animals Face Obesity Epidemic, Too

America is suffering from anobesity epidemic—and not just among the humans. A new study of more than 20,000 animals shows that even family pets, wild critters that live close to humans, and research animals are getting fatter, Scientific American reports. The biostatistician who published the study looked at weight changes in eight different species including primates and rodents in research centers, pet cats and dogs, and urban rats. They’re all packing on the pounds.

“Now, we don’t know why these increases occurred, but it invites some very interesting speculation,” he says. Unhealthy food and lack of exercise are blamed for the human problem, “but maybe there are other things that are important—because those things can’t be acting on the marmosets, or the rats and mice in the National Toxicology Program.” One theory is that it’s something in the water, literally: maybe toxins that are messing up the endocrine system of humans and animals alike. Future studies may explore the possibility.

 

 

Bad Kitty!

I am the happy owner of a cat, named “Angel” that we adopted from a pound when he was about 6 months old. Occasionally, Angel will get into trouble, jumping on furniture, or deciding that the best game in town is sneak attacks (with claws) conducted from under the cover of the bed on toes which just happen to be walking by…

Resulting in “retraining” by the dread, mysterious “Squirt gun from god”.

This “Bad Kitty” however – is something else!

Kitty, After a Night of Downloading Porn

Kitty, After a Night of Downloading Porn

Man blames cat for downloading porn

Florida investigators say a man accused of downloading child pornography is blaming his cat.

Keith Griffin of Jensen Beach is charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography after detectives found more than 1000 images on his home computer.

According to a sheriff’s report Friday, Griffin told investigators that his cat jumped on the computer keyboard while he was downloading music. He said he had left the room and found “strange things” on his computer when he returned.

Suggest this guy get a dog…

They only eat your homework.

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