AI is Slowly Becoming Smarter- And We’re Fine With it

The world.

The world.

Imagine was placing first in a reading and comprehension test, for robots. That’s exactly what Samsung did in the global artificial intelligence (AI) machine reading comprehension competitions. AI’s are springing up all over the world with intense competition between them, which is why so many universities and global AI firms have taken an interest in developing tests for the AI’s.

“We are developing an AI algorithm to provide answers to user queries in a simpler and more convenient manner, for real life purposes,” said Jihie Kim, Head of Language Understanding Lab at Samsung Research. “Active discussion is underway in Samsung to adopt the ConZNet AI algorithm for products, services, customer response and technological development.” [1]

How the Reading and Comprehension Tests Work

How does one judge the intelligence of a robot? The global artificial intelligence (AI) machine reading comprehension competitions have some systems. MS MARCO (Microsoft MAchine Reading Comprehension) decided to judge according to how an AI could process words and rewrite them. The tests are based off their capabilities of processing questions and providing them with an answer using ten different web sources. The answers are then judged, not of how correct they are, but how much they imitate a humans answer.

Samsungs Winning Technique

Samsung Research took part in the competitions with ConZNet [Name of the AI], an AI algorithm developed by the company’s AI Center. ConZNet features skillful capabilities through adopting the Reinforcement Learning** technique, which advances machine intelligence by giving reasonable feedback for outcomes. [2]

Samsung joined the MS MARCO contest with their ConZNet. It was a little different from the other AI because it based its answers according to the best replies it had received in the past. Unlike some AI which bases their answers more on facts.

Now that AI is becoming more and more popular, learning to imitate humans accurately, we can only wonder, what happens next?


Notes:

  1. ^Newsroom, S. (2018). Samsung Electronics Wins at Two Top Global AI Machine Reading Comprehension Challenges – Samsung US Newsroom. [online] Samsung US Newsroom. Available at: https://news.samsung.com/us/samsung-wins-ms-marco-triviaqa-ai-machine-reading-comprehension-challenges-/ [Accessed 25 Sep. 2018]. (go back↩)
  2. ^Newsroom, S. (2018). Samsung Electronics Wins at Two Top Global AI Machine Reading Comprehension Challenges – Samsung US Newsroom. [online] Samsung US Newsroom. Available at: https://news.samsung.com/us/samsung-wins-ms-marco-triviaqa-ai-machine-reading-comprehension-challenges-/ [Accessed 25 Sep. 2018]. (go back↩)

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