I Had A Conversation With A Machine


We never thought we would actually say this: Yes. We had a conversation with a machine today. For those of us who are fans of the science fiction movie The Terminator where robots, artificial intelligence in the toasters walk around and terrorize the human population, well we might just live to see this happen, just maybe.

At EmTech Asia held in Singapore, we spoke to a mad genius Quoc Le, Research Scientist with Google Brain who was here as a speaker, we talked about how he was responsible for teaching machines to learn better and what he thought our world might be like in the next fifteen years.

Quoc Le, Research Scientist with Google Brain

TS: Tell us what do you think the year 2030 will look like?

QL: It is pretty far away but I would say that my vision is that machines will be able to see much better than now, understand speech better than now and understands us much better than now.

TS: What is your mission on the research projects with Google Brain?

QL: I wanted to scale up deep learning when I first started work with Google Brain, the idea is basically we want to get machines to learn better but the existing algorithms are so slow that applying it with more computing power will take it further than what we had before - that is what I have set out to do. 

Actual dialogue with a machine

By Jason Tan / January 26, 2016 11:58PM GMT+8 Singapore

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