Friday, September 24, 2010

No. 173: Artificial intelligence capable of understanding common sense (September 24, 2010)

Dentsu that is Japan’s leading ad agency and Nihon Unisys will jointly start research and development of artificial intelligence that allows for spontaneous conversation with human in alliance with Media Lab of MIT of the U.S. They try to incorporate common sense and the language sense of ordinary Japanese in the computer to realize spontaneous conversation. They plan to apply the AI technology to the response system of the call center or search technology using ambiguous terms. They will construct a database containing one million combinations of common senses and terms that ordinary Japanese use in daily life in two years. AI that has the learning function is expected to understand the intention behind the terms. They will shortly open a website for the word association game to collect common senses and sense and feeling. The constructed database will be provided to other companies and researchers for free for wider utilization.
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