Commonsense Reasoning



[P] Interactive demo of a neural coreference resolution SOTA model open-source code • r/MachineLearning

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Coreference resolution is a very challenging NLP task in which you try to link mentions with real life entities. It is the basis of the Winograd Schema Challenge, a test designed to defeat the AIs who've beaten the Turing Test! Hope you like it, I definitely think there should be more interactive demo of NLP systems like this!


Amazon is on the hunt for mad scientists

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It's also home to Alexa, the voice assistant which powers the $179 Echo and Echo dot gadgets. Amazon's machine learning boss (and founder of Amazon Research Cambridge) Professor Neil Lawrence, yesterday discussed the ethics of using our voices to train computers. But when quizzed on whether new starters would be offered specific ethics training by the Sun, Lawrence said that those in control of Amazon's machines were only trained in "information security." "The problems we solve in the Alexa Knowledge team in Cambridge help Alexa get smarter by understanding the different ways people talk, by learning more and more facts about the world, by improving her common sense reasoning and by responding in the most natural way possible in multiple languages."


IBM: Response to RFI

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In order for AI systems to enhance quality of life, both personally and professionally, they must acquire broad and deep knowledge from multiple domains, learn continuously from interactions with people and environments, and support reasoned decisions. In order for AI systems to enhance humans' quality of life, both personally and professionally, they must acquire broad and deep knowledge from multiple domains, learn continuously from interactions with people and environments, and support reasoned decisions. In particular, unsupervised learning capabilities are needed to provide AI systems with common sense reasoning, methods should be developed to avoid bias and specificity in data sets, AI algorithms should be transparent and interpretable, and should be able to interact with humans in natural ways. The AI field's long-term progress depend upon many advances, including the following ones: Machine learning and reasoning: Most current AI systems use supervised learning, using massive amounts of labeled data for training.


Google's chatbot discusses the meaning of life

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Google researchers have developed a chatbot that can carry out a natural conversation with a human, even demonstrating common sense reasoning. Google researchers have developed a chatbot that can carry out a natural conversation with a human, even demonstrating common sense reasoning. When presented with'issues accessing vpn,' for example, the machine asked questions about the operating systems in question and the error message to eventually come to the right answer. 'We find that this straightforward model can generate simple conversations given a large conversational training dataset.


Logic and Artificial Intelligence (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

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Artificial Intelligence (which I'll refer to hereafter by its nickname, "AI") is the subfield of Computer Science devoted to developing programs that enable computers to display behavior that can (broadly) be characterized as intelligent.[1] Most research in AI is devoted to fairly narrow applications, such as planning or speech-to-speech translation in limited, well defined task domains. But substantial interest remains in the long-range goal of building generally intelligent, autonomous agents,[2] even if the goal of fully human-like intelligence is elusive and is seldom pursued explicitly and as such. Throughout its relatively short history, AI has been heavily influenced by logical ideas. AI has drawn on many research methodologies: the value and relative importance of logical formalisms is questioned by some leading practitioners, and has been debated in the literature from time to time.[3]


A tougher Turing Test shows that computers still have virtually no common sense

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Siri: Okay, from now on I'll call you "an ambulance." Apple fixed this error shortly after its virtual assistant was first released in 2011. But a new contest shows that computers still lack the common sense required to avoid such embarrassing mix-ups. The results of the contest were presented at an academic conference in New York this week, and they provide some measure of how much work needs to be done to make computers truly intelligent. The Winograd Schema Challenge asks computers to make sense of sentences that are ambiguous but usually simple for humans to parse.


Commonsense Reasoning

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Endowing computers with common sense is one of the major long-term goals of Artificial Intelligence research. One approach to this problem is to formalize commonsense reasoning using representations based on formal logic or other formal representations. The challenges to creating such a formalization include the accumulation of large amounts of knowledge about our everyday world, the representation of this knowledge in suitable formal languages, the integration of different representations in a coherent way, and the development of reasoning methods that use these representations.


Microsoft acquires Maluuba, a startup focused on general artificial intelligence

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Microsoft has acquired Canadian startup Maluuba, a company founded by University of Waterloo grads Kaheer Suleman and Sam Pasupalak that also participated in TechCrunch's 2012 San Francisco Startup Battlefield competition. Maluuba focuses on natural language processing, in service of pursuing general artificial intelligence, or building computers that can think like people. The Montreal-based company focuses on using deep learning and reinforcement learning to increase the proficiency and effectiveness of computer-based systems that can answer questions and make decisions, and Microsoft notes in a blog post that its work will help with Microsoft's broad goal of making AI more accessible and useful to the general public. Maluuba's focus has been on improving computer systems' ability to comprehend what they're reading, to understand natural dialog between individuals and to get better at tasks like memory, common-sense reasoning and finding information when they have a gap in their own knowledge. These are huge problems to tackle, and Maluuba notes that it became "apparent" that the best way to make progress was to tap into the significant resources made available from a larger partner.