An artist’s impression of Google’s Differentiable Neural Computer © Google DeepMind

Deep Mind, the artificial intelligence that Google’s parent company Alphabet is developing, can now learn new stuff by analyzing events that are already in its memory.

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Google calls the method Differential Neural Computer (DNC) and it involves linking a neural network with data that is stored on traditional computers. AI can then navigate and learn through from the external database which it has been linked to.

Is this a major milestone in on the way to self aware artificial intelligence?