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Teaching computers to identify odors

Teaching computers to identify odors

In experiments echoing mice behavior, researchers emulate how brains recognize specific smells

September 21, 2016 | Editor’s Pick
By Peter Reuell, Harvard Staff Writer
“Using a machine-learning algorithm, Murthy and colleagues were able to “train” a computer to recognize the neural patterns associated with various scents, and to identify whether specific odors were present in a mix of smells. The study is described in a Sept. 1 paper in the journal Neuron.”

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