Artificial Intelligence capable of human-level speech

Discussion in 'Intelligence & Machines' started by Plazma Inferno!, May 31, 2016.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

    Computer scientist and futurist Ray Kurzweil just revealed the project he is working on at Google: A chatbox designed to simulate a character from one of his unpublished novels, and the hope is to make it capable of human-level speech.
    Kurzweil, other than being a name in technology, is also popular for his predictions. These focus on how science and technology will progress and change the world. He is a “prophet” of the Singularity, which deals with the time when artificial intelligence will surpass humans in ability and intellectual capacity.
    Of 147 predictions since the 90’s, he has a 86% accuracy rate.
    He believes his chatbots will allow for interesting conversation, but he asserts that we’ll have to wait until 2029 for them to have human-level language abilities. He claims that, at that point, artificial intelligence will be able to pass the Turing test, meaning they will be indistinguishable from a real person in a blind test.

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