Artificial Intelligence (NLP and Text Understanding) in 2018

Length: 3 minutes In January, Microsoft and Alibaba issued press releases that were echoed by the press exclaiming AI beats humans in Stanford reading comprehension test The writers and editors at Wired were more naturally curious than those at a number of other publications. They dug into the details. They wrote: The benchmark is biased in favor of software, because humans and software are scored in different ways. The human responses were recorded on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk and it’s not clear what the people’s motives were in answering the questions. They also quoted a Microsoft researcher who said “People are still much better than machines” at understanding the…

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