Human language

Posted: April 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

The same team that gave us Watson who beat Gary Kasparov in chess and Watson who beat the Jeopardy champion in jeopardy is now working on a super computer that will understand and process human language. Something that the scientist are realizing and facing head on is that human language is messy nuanced and ambiguous. So, why is the human language this way? Well, it’s because humans are this way. What then is endearing about humans and our language?

The Greeks did not do the obituary (at least that is the myth I was told), the Greeks would simply be asked if an individual lived a life full of passion and that, is the endearing human quality that we should all aspire too. Passion and compassion are powerful and represent the best of humanity. We may be messy and hard to understand but, the way we take care of each other and ourselves makes us survivors and animals that the robots like Watson want to know and emulate. I encourage you today to live your life passionately and with compassion.

On a separate note; the Watson team has made some impressive progress towards understanding human language. Would you like to see the progress?  To see the progress follow this link.  Once on the site insert your text and read about your personality.

I copied one of my posts from last week and here are the results:


You are particular, guarded and unaggressive.

You are mild-tempered: it takes a lot to get you angry. You are energetic: you enjoy a fast-paced, busy schedule with many activities. And you are assertive: you tend to speak up and take charge of situations, and you are comfortable leading groups.

Your choices are driven by a desire for discovery.

You are relatively unconcerned with taking pleasure in life: you prefer activities with a purpose greater than just personal enjoyment. You consider independence to guide a large part of what you do: you like to set your own goals to decide how to best achieve them.

Kind of fun and interesting





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