Artificial intelligence, the simulation of human imagination by computers and robots, is a young but incredibly important field that will – Oh wait, sorry, what’s this? This, more than anything else, is the best way to summarise Microsoft’s latest AI chat bot, Murphy, “the robot with imagination”.
Designed by the company’s Azure Machine Learning Team – the same people behind last year’s immensely popular age-guessing robot – Murphy answers “What if?
Users can achieve various levels as they continue to use Boyfriend Maker.
While each virtual boyfriend has certain unique characteristics, the various instances of the boyfriend are powered by a chat engine that (at least within a language and market) can utilize vocabulary and knowledge acquired in a chat with one user in subsequent chats with other users.
Earlier this year, Microsoft dipped a toe into the Artificial Intelligence space with an AI-powered chatbot that it set loose on Twitter.
Messaging looks set to disrupt the computing landscape but not for any of the reasons you might expect.
Nevertheless, Microsoft’s negative run with Tay highlights an interesting problem facing chatbot developers as well as those who will adopt artificial intelligence technologies for customer service and marketing purposes: How do you make sure your AI chatbot not only stays on the rails, but also operates in a manner that’s sensitive to your customers’ needs?
That’s what Fraser Kelton hopes his co-founded, MIT-born, machine-learning startup called Koko will solve.
” questions by blending two images together to visualise an answer to your question.
So far, this is fairly limited to the “What if X was Y?