For decades machines have been able to understand simple musical features like beats per minute. Now AI is boosting their abilities to the point that they can not only figure out what particular genre of music is playing, but also how to appropriately dance to it.
Microsoft’s new tunable gigaword-scale neural network DialogGPT is a virtual master of conversation that outperforms strong baseline systems in generating relevant and context-consistent responses and attains near human level performance in conversational response generation tasks.
“We’ve made huge progress, much more than even my friends and I expected a few years ago. But (the progress) is mostly about perception, things like computer vision and speech recognition and synthesis of some things in natural processing. We’re still far from human capabilities.”
Now, a group of NLP researchers and enthusiasts, including graduates from Tsinghua University, Peking University, and Zhejiang University, have introduced ChineseGLUE, a benchmark designed to encourage the development and assessment of Chinese language models.
In what the company calls “the biggest leap forward in the past five years, and one of the biggest leaps forward in the history of Search,” Google today announced that it has leveraged its pretrained language model BERT to dramatically improve the understanding of search queries.