Why Google’s artificial intelligence is devouring romance novels

What can computers learn from bodice-ripping romance novels? More than you might think. Google engineers have been feeding text from steamy romance novels to an artificial intelligence (AI) engine in order to give Google’s technology — like its mobile app — the ability to produce more human, conversational text, BuzzFeed News reports. The company’s researchers been able to get the AI to write out full sentences that would resemble those in the typical romance novel. It might seem like an unlikely genre for the search engine to tackle, but this is seen as a step in improving Google products’ facility with the written word. “In the Google app, the responses are very factual,” Andrew Dai, the Google software engineer in charge of the project, told BuzzFeed. “Hopefully with this work,…


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