Wattpad Stories Contribute To Development Of Artificial Intelligence

A group of scientists from Stanford University developed an artificial intelligence that “mines” human activities from publishing site Wattpad. The site contains works of fiction that depict the modern world much better than classic literature.(Photo : Wattpad) To counter the fear that artificial intelligence (AI) could someday become a threat to humanity, a team of scientists last month revealed a new algorithm that will teach robots how to behave appropriately in social situations. The key to this is by allowing them to read and understand children’s stories. Now, another group of experts has taken a wider route. Instead of limiting it to children’s stories, developers used fiction from Toronto-based Wattpad to help their knowledge-based program called Augur understand the world. Computer science researchers from Stanford University had given Augur access to the…


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