Google offers to talk books

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Not easy to do a search query and get results, and to seek advice about the experience of human civilization users can thanks to a new experiment search giant Google, famous for not only mobile operating system Android, but projects that develop technologies of the future. Like without even reading the book, ask them a question?

Google announced new experiments of their research units, which give Internet users the opportunity to try the ability of the software to process the semantics and understand natural language. For Google, the company whose main product is a search engine and its traffic is mostly text, these additional capabilities of artificial intelligence are an essential component of business and consistent with the goals of the company, which consist in the creation of software able to understand and analyze how people speak usually, without referring specifically to the computer devices. More new tools by Google were considered STATCOM Nick (Nick Statt) on the resource page theverge.com.

Talk to Books — communication books semantic search without keywords

The search giant has named its collection of tools aimed at maximum understanding of machine natural language Semantic Experiences. The first “layer” are the word vectors reflecting the ability of artificial intelligence to understand natural language and to “semantically similar phrases, and the closest points based on equivalence, similarity or connectedness of ideas and language”, as noted in the blog, the famous futurist and Director of engineering for the Google Research Ray Kurzweil (ray Kurzweil) and product Manager Rachel Bernstein (Rachel Bernstein). Google has made the module available in the platform TensorFlow to other researchers and the opportunity to experiment with it.

The first of the two new available experiments was to Talk Books, and it is, as its name implies, allows you to “talk books”, ie by machine learning algorithms to obtain relevant answers to the questions written by people from texts. The user specifies the question and Talk to Books finds the relevant proposals in the books. The dependence on the key words missing. The user received the answers from the books to his questions would give him including performance and about how I wonder if he will read those books.

If the user, for example, asks of accumulated human experience, expressed in books: “Why is the sky blue?”, he will receive the number of responses and the scientific explanation: “Rayleigh scattering by molecules in the atmosphere increases with decreasing wavelength”. Unlike the usual Google search, and the user will be offered links to articles on web sites, algorithm Books Talk To do the job for you.

The model was trained on billions of pairs of sentences that make up the semblance of a real dialogue. The objective was to teach the algorithm to imagine might look like a good answer to a user question. In response to the question or phrase the user software tool searches for all sentences of more than 100 thousand books and find those offers that match the phrase the user. The search is performed on the basis of semantic meaning at the sentence level. No relationship between what the user entered, and the search result is not provided.

Of course, the software tool is inherent to certain limitations. He will give the answer to a simple question, which assumed certain facts. Deep philosophical questions are not the strength of the algorithm. However, we are talking about a simple software tool which will help Google to Refine products such as Gmail Smart Reply. Talk to Books, to date, only gives an initial overview of the interfaces of the future, who might be intelligent enough to answer nearly any given person a question.

Game Semantris. The concept of “Tetris” will help Google to develop artificial intelligence

The second new experiment Google is less interactive. We are talking about the game called Semantris that tests the user’s ability to associate words. For example, if the top of the 10 words is the word “bed” (the bed), the user may think that the response is to enter the word “sleep” (“sleep, sleep”). Semantris will display 10 words in a certain order, showing how well the software understands the relationship between the words “bed” and “sleep, sleep” in comparison with the relationship between the word “bed” and any other word from the list.

It should also be noted that Google with its new experiments are ways to collect user data, which will help its technology gain insight on how to consider the relationship in the language of the people themselves.

As for Semantris, the game is also amusing way to test their own abilities of the user and to see how well the software finds relationships between words. There is also a version of the game in the style of Tetris. It allows the user to type words placed on the screen blocks based on the user’s view is about what words the software could be positioned in the blocks between the two words.

Modern users have to hear about artificial intelligence, its possibilities and prospects. Available to users for testing experimental algorithms Google gives everyone the opportunity to get an idea about the technologies of the future.

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Google offers to talk books
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