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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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