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Conditional Self-Attention for Query-based Summarization

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

Self-attention mechanisms have achieved great success on a variety of NLP tasks due to its flexibility of capturing dependency between arbitrary positions in a sequence. For problems such as query-based summarization (Qsumm) and knowledge graph reasoning where each input sequence is associated with an extra query, explicitly modeling such conditional contextual dependencies can lead to a more accurate solution, which however cannot be captured by existing self-attention mechanisms. In this paper, we propose \textit{conditional self-attention} (CSA), a neural network module designed for conditional dependency modeling. CSA works by adjusting the pairwise attention between input tokens in a self-attention module with the matching score of the inputs to the given query. Thereby, the contextual dependencies modeled by CSA will be highly relevant to the query. We further studied variants of CSA defined by different types of attention. Experiments on Debatepedia and HotpotQA benchmark datasets show CSA consistently outperforms vanilla Transformer and previous models for the Qsumm problem.


This AI can perfectly dub videos in Indic languages -- and correct lip syncing

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People in India watch a lot of videos on the internet. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Indians spend more than 8.5GB of mobile data on average, and most of it on video. Last year, YouTube said more than 95% of content consumption is in regional languages. So naturally, there's a lot of appetite for vernacular videos, but not all creators know all Indic languages. Last week, just after Parasite won the Oscar award, Mother Jones claimed dubbing is superior than translated subtitles.


There is greater need for basic intelligence than artificial intelligence, says Sonam Wangchuk

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Wangchuk, who inspired Aamir Khan's character Phunsukh Wangdu in the film 3 Idiots, is the founding director of the Students' Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL). Wangchuk said that SEMCOL was founded in 1988 by students who were, "victims of an alien education system foisted on Ladakh." He has set up the campus in Ladakh that runs on solar energy and uses no fossil fuels for lighting, cooking, or heating. Talking about his courtship with innovation, he said, "I grew up in a place where innovation was all around and without it, life wouldn't have been possible." "I saw how in the trans-Himalayan cold desert of Ladakh where temperatures reach minus 30 degrees, our ancestors not only survived but also contributed to the thriving inter-mingled civilisations. So, the freezing winters were not something to fear but something to look forward to – the hard work of ploughing, farming, winnowing, and thrashing, became in the carrying out of these processes, a community festival," he added.


What Is The Difference Between Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning? – Tutors India Blog

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are two of some of the most commonly uttered buzzwords in tech circles; while the former is familiar to a layman, thanks to the deluge of science fiction movies and books that have become a part of our pop-culture, the latter is something of a jargon. Although, both Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are closely associated terms and are often used interchangeably, there exist distinct differences. For a quick overview of its history, the idea of a machine doing human's work has existed for millennia, beginning from mythologies (Talos of Crete). The earliest European computers were modelled as logical machines that mimicked a human brain. Since then, technology and computers have come a long way.


10 Technological Predictions Made In Movies That Are A Reality Now - Analytics India Magazine

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Star Trek: The Original Series (1969): The movie is all time favourite of science-buff all across the world and has managed to create a cult following for its series among its fans. The original series that was aired 1966 showcased some of the coolest technology, which needless to say have come true in the next 50 years time. In fact, Martin Cooper the creator of cell phones, got the inspiration to create the device after seeing a scene from the movie where Captain Kirk uses a flip phone like wireless device to communicate. In the age of NLP and AI-powered by solutions, instant translation to the language that we prefer is never a challenge. In Star Trek too, when Captain Kirk is moving from one place in the galaxy to other, unknown and unheard language was never a problem as he had the universal translator, which could help him translate the language instantly.


Why Artificial Intelligence developers should be more responsible

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When people hear the word'Artificial Intelligence' (AI), the first thoughts and images that come to mind are those fed to us by Hollywood movies of the past few decades and recently by Netflix web series such as Black Mirror. This fictional representation paints a dire picture of AI destroying or enslaving humanity, but this vision of AI is too farfetched and distorts what is really happening in the field. At a recently concluded conference and exhibition on the subject conducted by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), AI was talked about as more of a tool and the terms used were Augmented Intelligence and Machine Learning rather than AI. CII has initiated three outcome-based AI task forces on skill development, education and agriculture. Many pilot projects by these task forces are currently being conducted at various sites.


Priyanka Chopra invests in dating app Bumble

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Indian actress Priyanka Chopra will invest in dating app Bumble as the service prepares to expand into her native country later this year. She will also act as an adviser to the app - which requires women to make the first move - for its Indian launch. Bumble's expansion comes as firms push to make women feel safe using dating apps in India. The actress becomes the latest in a string of celebrities to take a stake in a tech venture. Bumble said Chopra will become "partner, advisor, and investor" to the tech firm.


When Will We Have Human-like Assistants? IoT For All

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I joined the Star Wars fandom late in the game. I grew up in India, where Star Wars is less of a thing, but in 2015 I watched "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and set out on a quest to watch everything. They can move and talk (though mostly in gibberish) and act intelligently. As we all know, technology is often inspired by movies. Just look at how speech technologies are evolving and inspired by movies like Star Wars.


Artificial intelligence for real conversations

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In a world of automated e-commerce, a couple of entrepreneurs realised that for many potential customers, there was still a lot of comfort in transacting with a bit of conversation, even if over text-based chat.


Here's how India is working towards the future of AI and machine learning

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Amid the realignment of jobs and changing business models, companies are aligning goals with the world in a quest for a global AI network. This autumn or post-monsoon, depending on which part of the world you live in, the movie Blade Runner will see a return after 35 years. If you remember the first movie, the artificial intelligence character, or the "replicant", the antagonist, played by Rutger Hauer, saves the protagonist, played by Harrison Ford, from dying. After that, the protagonist witnesses the AI character's programmes terminate themselves. Ford then says: "I don't know why he saved my life.