Facebook wants chatbots to learn the way people do

Current deep learning technology is not enough for computers to understand language, a major figure in the field said today. The ability to learn the way people learn through observation and experience is what Facebook will use to teach chatbots and computers to carry on a conversation like a human, said Yann LeCun, the head of Facebook’s artificial intelligence (AI) research lab. LeCun spoke about AI and steps being taken to make virtual assistant M stop relying on human training at the 2016 Wired Business Conference, as Wired reported. People have been a part of decisions made by Facebook’s M since the bot debuted last year, before the launch of the company’s bot platform. Facebook has begun research on ways to make machines understand language more independently. For example, earlier this month Facebook published a paper…


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