Understanding Machines

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Understanding Machines

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Speaker: Monica Anderson, CTO and co-founder of Sensai Corporation

The recent breakthroughs in Deep Learning enable human level precision in Voice Understanding systems in our cellphones and computers. This is just the first step in a progression towards general “Understanding Machines” which is replacing the traditional but impossible strategies to what we used to call “Artificial Intelligence”. I argue that personal Understanding Machines based on voice input and output – which I call “Confidantes” – are the most likely path to widespread adoption of such machines and that their adoption will improve our society and the human condition in major ways and provide a path that avoid the unemployment dystopias so frequently seen in the media.


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