dis·​crim·​i·​na·​tor | \ di-ˈskri-mə-ˌnā-tər How to pronounce discriminator (audio) \

Definition of discriminator

: one that discriminates especially : a circuit that can be adjusted to accept or reject signals of different characteristics (such as amplitude or frequency)

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Recent Examples on the Web In some cases, the training algorithm provides the same input information to both the generator and the discriminator. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Nvidia developed a radically different way to compress video calls," 19 Nov. 2020 The discriminator's answers are used to train the generator. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Nvidia developed a radically different way to compress video calls," 19 Nov. 2020 This turned out to be a very reliable discriminator for both authors’ styles. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian, "Artificial Intelligence Reveals Second Playwright’s Contributions to Shakespeare’s ‘Henry VIII’," 28 Nov. 2019 Every time the discriminator wins the battle, the generator is forced to examine its own internal logic, creating and hopefully refining into a better system. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "MIT Teaching Robots to Combine Sight and Touch," 17 June 2019 Becker argued that discrimination against women or ethnic minorities costs the discriminator money; in fully competitive markets, it would be competed away. The Economist, "The trouble with economics," 8 June 2019 Once the discriminator tool could no longer distinguish if the portrait was man-made or not, the image was complete. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "AI-produced artwork is moving from the fringes into the high art world," 25 Sep. 2018 Outside the law-school classroom, discriminators rarely wear their ugly hearts on their sleeves. Aziz Huq, Fortune, "What the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling Could Mean for Trump’s Travel Ban," 5 June 2018 The discriminator network then reviews the first AI's levels. Laura Yan, Popular Mechanics, "AI Created DOOM Game Levels That Are Totally Playable," 13 May 2018

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First Known Use of discriminator

1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Discriminator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discriminator. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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