dis·​crim·​i·​na·​tor | \dis-ˈkri-mə-ˌnā-tər \

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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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 Countrywide was part of Bank of America and a known predatory lender and discriminator before Evans took the case. Jason Johnson, The Root, "When White Politicians Profit Off Black Pain and Then Go Begging for Black Votes: Georgia Edition," 9 May 2018 The other, called the discriminator, says yes or no after each guess. Bryn Nelson /, NBC News, "Why Big Pharma is betting big on AI," 1 Mar. 2018 The MIT Technology Review reports that the first network created random images, then received analysis from the discriminator network. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "AI Project Produces New Styles of Art," 3 July 2017 As a rule, people are terrible discriminators of what care is needed and what’s not. Aaron E. Carroll And Austin Frakt, New York Times, "Don’t Assume That Private Insurance Is Better Than Medicaid," 12 July 2017 One is a generator that concocts images, the other a discriminator that tries to spot any flaws that would give away the manipulation, forcing the generator to get better. Science News Staff, Science | AAAS, "AI is changing how we do science. Get a glimpse," 5 July 2017

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1828, in the meaning defined above

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