To Build a Smarter Chatbot, First Teach It a Second Language

Posted by Shayaan Abdullah on 10/4/17

This blog post was originally posted on MIT Technology Review by Will Knight

From Alexa and Siri to countless chatbots and automated customer support lines, computers are gradually learning to talk. The only trouble is they are still very easily confused.

A research team at Salesforce has come up with a clever way to improve the performance of many modern language programs—teaching an algorithm to speak another language before training it to do other tasks.

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Sentiment Analysis