A.I. Trained To Understand, Predict Human Behavior By Reading Books

When the fiction-reading A.I. Augur was tested in actual machines, it resulted in 96 percent recall and 71 percent precision on its unsupervised predictions of common daily activities. By Chris Loterina | Feb 29, 2016 10:47 AM EST Literary narratives can provide A.I. systems with enough information not just to predict human actions but also cultivate their own social behavior. (Photo : Twitter/CELiterature) One of the challenges in developing artificial intelligence that can allow robots to effectively interact with people involves the capability to understand and respond to human behaviors. Researchers at Stanford University believe that they have discovered a way to address this issue, and that is by letting the A.I. read literature. The A.I., which is called Augur, has been made to access the popular online writing community…


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