AI breakthroughs that made 2015 a landmark year for computers

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This year, Google researchers nabbed the cover of scientific journal Nature with a system that can learn to play and master old Atari games without directions.Facebook built a way to let computers describe images to blind peopleFacebook built a way to let computers describe images to blind people; Microsoft showed off a new Skype system that can automatically translate from one language to another; and IBM singled out AI as one of its greatest potential growth areas.Startups are also contributing meaningfully to AI. Preferred Networks is making AI systems that will go into industrial robots made by Japan’s Fanuc, and Indico Data Labs worked with a Facebook researcher to teach a computer how to paint faces using its own sort of imagination.For a look at how far computer intelligence has come this year, here are six charts that should give you a clearer picture.

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