Category Archives: Artificial Intelligence

Decisioning Challenges of Driverless Cars

It is a lot harder to make an autonomous car than to sell the idea to AI-obsessed audiences. Christian Wolmar, the British author and broadcaster, said in this interview: “This is a fantasy that has not been thought through, and … Continue reading

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Machine Learning Applied: China vs. US

In this MIT Technology Review “Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs” Kai-Fu Lee gives several reasons why China will have at least a 50/50 chance of winning the AI race: 1) China has a huge army of young people coming into AI; … Continue reading

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Progress in Natural Language Processing

In August, researchers from the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, a lab based in Seattle, unveiled an English test for computers. It examined whether machines could complete sentences. In October Google researchers unveiled a a new language representation model called Bert. These new language … Continue reading

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Intelligent Chatboats for Commercial Interactions

The NY Times Magazine published an article called “INTELLIGENT CHATBOTS COULD AUTOMATE AWAY NEARLY ALL OF OUR COMMERCIAL INTERACTIONS”. Andrew NG tweeted today: “Great article about how chatbots like HiWoebot will be one of the most important applications of NLP. … Continue reading

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AI Self-Portrait

What does AI look like? You might say it looks like a robot, or flashing LEDs, or a waveform on a screen. But what would AI say AI looks like? To find out, IBM Research asked AI to draw a … Continue reading

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The Myth of Data-Driven Natural Language Understanding

Walid Saba published a short presentation on the difference between Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and why the data-driven approach, while useful for some NLP tasks, is irrelevant to NLU. Link

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Launch of Dataset Search

Google launched Dataset Search, which can help researchers, scientists, and others around the world find open datasets! Dataset Search lets you find datasets wherever they’re hosted, whether it’s a publisher’s site, a digital library, or an author’s personal web page. The … Continue reading

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