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Lack of Sleep Could Be a Problem for AIs

Garrett Kenyon

Scientific American

Dec 9, 2020

We tend to think that machines don't need downtime -- that they can function indefinitely, performing the tasks they were programmed for with no breaks. But increasingly research is showing that it's likely that AI systems might need naps, so to speak. The more AI systems begin mimicking human brains the more they'll need to take a break. Make no mistake, though, the sleep is artificial. Studies have found that AI networks become unstable after continuous periods of activity. In other words, your toaster may need some alone time in the not-so-distant future.

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