Creating machines that understand language is AI’s next big challenge

Date: December 26, 2016 Published by

  • Winograd concluded that it would be impossible to give machines true language understanding using the tools available then.
  • Even though AlphaGo cannot speak, it contains technology that might lead to greater language understanding.
  • It isn’t hard to see how valuable better language understanding could be to the company.
  • At the same time, Goodman’s example also suggests just how difficult it will be to teach language to machines.
  • But without language understanding, the impact of AI will be different.