Artificial intelligence began to understand languages ​​better than man. What's next?

In recent years, the phrase "artificialintelligence "with enviable regularity flashes in the news headlines. And various systems based on AI in many areas already manifest themselves no worse than humans. Cars beat cybersportsmen into video games, make scientific discoveries, and more recently have learned to understand languages ​​much better than people.

Who developed a new program based on AI

New program created by the efforts of a largethe Chinese conglomerate Alibaba and, as reported by MIT Technology Review, it works with the MS MARCO dataset from Microsoft. MS MARCO is, roughly speaking, an extensive database where real queries are collected that users addressed to the Bing search engine. It was on inquiries and their formulations in different languages ​​that artificial intelligence was “trained”.

How to teach AI

In fact, everything is quite simple. The program had to process a huge number of web pages to answer the question “What is a corporation?”. Based on user requests, as well as on the issued response options, the system has developed an algorithm by which to formulate an answer. Interestingly, the answer itself was not shown to the system. She herself had to “guess” which option was correct. In other words, "people taught the car to google."

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In this case, the phrase was considered correct.“A corporation is a company or group of people authorized to act as a single organization and recognized as such at the legislative level.” When the time came for the control tests, the system and people were asked this question, and the machine coped much faster. Moreover, the AI ​​gave out the correct answer in other languages ​​(and not only in the one on which the request was made).

Why do you need it?

According to Alibaba senior vice president Lu Xi, the new algorithm has a great future.

“AI will allow to improve chat bots thatcommunicate with customers of online stores or customers of Internet providers at the initial stage. In addition, it will be a key element in improving the work of search engines and translators. Nevertheless, it is still far from a full-fledged communication with cars. Most algorithms answer questions based on facts, but, unlike people, they lack reasoning skills. It would be nice to add such a feature in the future. ”

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