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tzubair
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2/27/2016 | 2:16:47 AM
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" I think we're making progress, and I think tools like this might actually help the natural language side of things because we've got a more practical use cases for trying to "get" language. "

@David: Do you think the reinforcement learning method would work on the language and comprehension as well? What I mean here is the fact that if the AI agent is able to correctly understand what the person just said, there can be a positive feedback to indicate so, or a negative feedback in case the agent understood wrongly. The AI agent can use this feedback to gradually "learn" the language better. Is there any progress being made on this?
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2/27/2016 | 2:12:43 AM
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"There is still no AI system that can really unserstand spoken or written language of everyday complexity. But it does seem that the state of the art IS advancin."

@Gary: I think a lot of progress is being made in this domain as well along with building up the intelligence. I was recently playing with Cortana (the Microsoft's personal assistant) and was amazed to see the level of comprehension it was able to do using my words. It understood pretty much everything I said. The interesting thing to know was the fact that it was able to understand despite the fact that I did not have a native accent. 
SachinEE
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2/27/2016 | 1:50:14 AM
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@Yalanand: The idea is not cost effective, suppose every robot has a local memory and a global memory, in which other robots also analyze and upload experiences and events and learn from other robots, this complexity alone is too much to think about. So what you are proposing would still take 10 years to be implemented.
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2/27/2016 | 1:48:13 AM
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@Yalanand: Agents will still be needed. I wish all the government structs were replaced with robots as workforce, the lower rungs of the government are highly corrupted, even more than the upper rungs. I think autonomous workforces would help creating transparency, but it is just wishful thinking.
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2/27/2016 | 1:12:45 AM
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@Pedro: Public relations robots are already there..but they cannot interact freely with humans. I don't think humans will ever trust autonomous robots completely, but it doesn't matter. Once they realize that robots cannot be lived without, they'll accept it. 
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2/27/2016 | 1:10:54 AM
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@Gary_El: I think Agents will not be needed anymore once we have advanced into AI development and have a personal digital assistant with us at all times. 
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2/27/2016 | 1:05:40 AM
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@Gary: I think a robot must be given the chance to create its own language that it can understand. The inputs we give, it makes a lot of graph reductions and algorithmic expansion to produce a desired result, but this thing is governed by humans. We should give robots a chance to modify the existing systems on the run and present a language that can easily be read and understood by robots without much complexity. 

 

I know it sounds Sci-Fi, but if we can achieve cloud Analysis, we can achieve this as well.
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2/26/2016 | 6:19:53 PM
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@Gary_El- You are right that we aren't there on reading natural language yet. But the reason Watson went on Jeopardy is to show how far we've come in that regard. I think we're making progress, and I think tools like this might actually help the natural language side of things because we've got a more practical use cases for trying to "get" language. 
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2/26/2016 | 3:48:21 PM
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Interesting, but I think the fundamental problem is language itself. There is still no AI system that can really unserstand spoken or written language of everyday complexity. But it does seem that the state of the art IS advancing. I say that because I can get a lot further down the line when I call Paypal, my bank, or my creadit card company until I have to start screaming "AGENT" to the AI on the other end of the phone call.
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2/26/2016 | 12:10:30 PM
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@pedrogonzalez- Right, well good PR is important. Every accident with a robot or self-driving car gets a billion times more press than each good thing. So there is always that fear. But here is the interesting thing to me about it. Actually talking to a robot and having it understand you and do what you ask without needing to program it will make for a very different, more humna-like experience. Even if the robot would ordinarily work with a remote control or a set of simple visual programming tools, it still feels like a robot. Talking to the robot might break down the "other" feeling and allow those with fears "get to know" the robot or agent in a way that is more comfortable. 
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