Friday, May 01, 2015

At the Heart of Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence, Human Emotions - Digits - WSJ

For more on emotional aspects of AI competition, see Microsoft Awarded Patent for Emotion Detecting Eyeglasses (WSJ)

"Facebook thinks it can do better.

“Siri and Cortana are very scripted,” says Yann LeCun, director of artificial-intelligence research at Facebook, in an interview. “There’s only certain things they can talk about and dialogue about. Their knowledge base is fairly limited, and their ability to dialogue is limited,” he said. “We’re laying the groundwork for how you give common sense to machines.”

Apple and Microsoft declined to comment.

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt recently said the company was making progress in image and speech recognition, but admitted at a conference it was a “sore point” at the company that Siri was getting “all the credit.”"
At the Heart of Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence, Human Emotions - Digits - WSJ
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