Friday, May 6, 2016

Google's AI engine is reading romance novels to be more conversational - The Verge

Panzer had barely entered the Catosphere when the Panzermobile was buffeted by guffawing and laughing. Following all the frivolity took our inquisitive kitty to The Verge site.

It didn't take any digging at all to find what all the merriment was about. According to a post by Lindsey J. Smith, Google's artificial intelligence engine is "reading" romance novels. By the time the project is finished 2,865 novels will have been input into the AI engine. Google's AI engine is able to learn from the novels and will improve its interaction with humans. The engine is what runs Google app and Smart Reply.  Apparently, the human's at Google want the engine to be friendlier. The post includes a link to Buzz Feed for more information and samples from the novels.
Steamy, bodice rippers. Really?

Panzer says, "The post does say these are steamy, bodice ripper, romance novels ... so ... you may not get the kind of answers you expect to your questions to Google."

Note: This is a short-medium post. With the information contained in this post (and the Buzz Feed link), you might want to skip the tea and muffin today. You don't want to spit tea on your laptop or smartphone when you start laughing.

To read the post, tootle over to Google

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