Friday, May 12, 2017

David Ferrucci on AI and Natural Language

Ben Lorica of O'Reilly interviews David Ferrucci. These days Ferrucci is working on a natural language understanding at Elemental Cognition, a company he's founded. He emphasizes that systems like Watson, which he helmed when he was at IBM, don't actually understand anything. At Elemental Cognition Ferrucci want the machine to attain understanding through conversation with humans, who will "teach" the machine.

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