Google to Developers: Here’s How to Stop Making Dumb Chatbots

Google to Developers: Here’s How to Stop Making Dumb Chatbots The search company is releasing the secret sauce it uses to make sense of ambiguous language. It could help developers build apps that actually understand us. Generally, computers are useless at holding a conversation. They just take things a bit too literally. But Google is teaching computers how to make sense of the vagaries of human speech and text. Starting today, Google is opening up those algorithms to outside software developers. The tools released will help programmers build language-based apps and services that are less prone to annoying misunderstandings than many of today’s chatbots. And they should help get developers hooked on the powerful machine-learning techniques Google is honing. Google’s own mastery of grammar and syntax helps the company deliver more…


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