Machines Beat Humans on a Reading Test. But Do They Understand?



Machines Beat Humans on a Reading Test. But Do They Understand? | Quanta Magazine

In the fall of 2017, Sam Bowman, a computational linguist at New York University, figured that computers still weren't very good at understanding the written word. Sure, they had become decent at simulating that understanding in certain narrow domains, like automatic translation or sentiment analysis (for example, determining if a sentence sounds "mean or nice," he said).

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