Google Trains AI To Write Wikipedia Articles

Google Trains AI To Write Wikipedia Articles

The Register: A team within Google Brain — the web giant’s crack machine-learning research lab — has taught software to generate Wikipedia-style articles by summarizing information on web pages… to varying degrees of success. As we all know, the internet is a never ending pile of articles, social media posts, memes, joy, hate, and blogs. It’s impossible to read and keep up with everything. Using AI to tell pictures of dogs and cats apart is cute and all, but if such computers could condense information down into useful snippets, that would be really be handy. It’s not easy, though. A paper, out last month and just accepted for this year’s International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) in April, describes just how difficult text summarization really is. A few companies have had a crack at it. Salesforce trained a recurrent neural network with reinforcement learning to take information and retell it in a nutshell, and the results weren’t bad.

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Facebook brings suicide prevention tools to Live video and Messenger, begins using AI to spot suicidal users

Facebook brings suicide prevention tools to Live video and Messenger, begins using AI to spot suicidal users


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Facebook brings suicide prevention tools to Live video and Messenger, begins using AI to spot suicidal users  —  Facebook has begun using artificial intelligence to identify members that may be at risk of killing themselves.  —  The social network has developed algorithms that spot warning signs …

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