<< [..] over the past several years, researchers have demonstrated that physical objects [..] can also "make decisions" by responding to feedback from their environments >>
AA << has demonstrated that the ultrafast, chaotic oscillatory dynamics in lasers makes these devices capable of decision making and reinforcement learning, which is one of the major components of machine learning >>
<< [..] this is the first demonstration of ultrafast photonic decision making or reinforcement learning, and it opens the doors to future research on "photonic intelligence" >>
AA << utilize the computational power inherent in physical phenomena [..] The computational power of physical phenomena is based on 'infinite degrees of freedom,' and its resulting 'nonlocality of interactions' and 'fluctuations' >>
AA << call such systems 'natural Intelligence' in contrast to artificial intelligence" >>
Lisa Zyga. Researchers investigate decision-making by physical phenomena. June 2, 2017.
Makoto Naruse, Yuta Terashima, et al. Ultrafast photonic reinforcement learning based on laser chaos. arXiv:1704.04379 [physics.optics]