Facebook Is Reading Children’s Stories To Its AI

Teaching a child to read can unlock incredible possibilities, and as canned as that mantra sounds, it holds true with a new practice that Facebook recently implemented regarding its artificial intelligence. Posted by Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer, the video details how Facebook is using grade school-level reading comprehension to educate and develop its algorithm. “We want our algorithm to understand language,” says Antoine Boides, a Facebook AI Research Scientist. “For us, learning to understand means that you have to give a lot of freedom to the machine to basically try to represent the language the way it wants.” In the past, systems were able to understand things like verbs and subjects of sentences, but now, the goal is to help the software understand the meaning of those words. The challenge…


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