Google has been working in machine reading comprehension and AI applications in the field extensively over the past decade. Now it has given the users a chance to come in contact with the marvel of their AI and witness how far they have come in natural language processing.
The Research division of the company has launched the feature named “Talk to Books” in the Semantic Experiences websites which demonstrate the ability of the AI to understand what we speak and act accordingly.
The “Talk to Books” is an interesting feature of the AI in which the user can type in any particular phrase or sentence he or she is looking for and the system will come up with all the sentences in all the books in the database that is related to the line.
This is not a keyword search procedure as many may think but is a result of machine comprehension that has been accomplished by feeding billions of lines of conversation-like pairs that helps the AI find out the answer to a particular question or a sentence from a book very easily.
So go ahead and give it a try. Talk to it and find your answers in a huge collection of Google books library.
The other advancement in the Google AI is named Semantic which is like a “break the block” game. The AI displays a number of blocks. The user types a word related to these blocks. The AI processes the word and associates it with the text displayed on the boxes. If a match is found then some points are awarded. So this is the point where word association comes in.
Earlier this year the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai said, “AI is one of the most important things that humanity is working on. It’s more profound than, I don’t know, electricity or fire.”. He believes that the advances in AI can play a major role in the future even for solving complicated problems including climate change and cure cancer.
Google CEO has put a lot of trust and resources behind the advancement of AI and machine learning. The applications mentioned may seem to be simple but this was not possible earlier and this has many other uses in the field of classification, semantic similarity, etc. of which “Talk to Books” and word association is a major step forward.