The immense potential of the Internet for social and economic good remains largely untapped despite 30 years of steady growth, according to a new report from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies.
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Loon and Google AI use reinforcement learning in aerospace system
In order to let their superpressure balloons navigate through the stratosphere Loon and Google AI successfully use reinforcement learning (RL). This is a type of machine learning technique that enables an agent to learn by trial and error in an interactive environment using feedback from its own actions and experiences. This contrasts against the conventional approach of the automated system following fixed procedures artisanally crafted by engineers.