Thursday, August 06, 2015

Inside Facebook’s Quest for Software That Understands You | MIT Technology Review

Excerpt from an extensive deep learning overview

"Now LeCun is aiming for something much more powerful. He wants to deliver software with the language skills and common sense needed for basic conversation. Instead of having to communicate with machines by clicking buttons or entering carefully chosen search terms, we could just tell them what we want as if we were talking to another person. “Our relationship with the digital world will completely change due to intelligent agents you can interact with,” he predicts. He thinks deep learning can produce software that understands our sentences and can respond with appropriate answers, clarifying questions, or suggestions of its own."
Inside Facebook’s Quest for Software That Understands You | MIT Technology Review
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