Facebook’s AI head plans to improve chatbots by teaching them common sense

Facebook launched chatbots to much fanfare at its F8 Developer Conference in April. Since then, the hype has been replaced by a deathly silence. Instead of the revolutionary tech that was supposed to change our everyday lives, we received bots that were prone to glitches and that offered little novelty in comparison to smartphone apps. The social network’s AI chief is working on changing that. Yann LeCun, known for his innovative work with AI in the field of deep learning, has stated that he plans to teach Facebook chatbots common sense. Related: Author Ray Kurzweil develops new chatbot with Google based on one of his characters Yann LeCun, via Facebook More Yann LeCun, via Facebook Speaking at the Wired Business Conference, LeCun claimed that his strategy is essential to his company’s…


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