Can machines experience virtual emotions


A Googler’s Quest to Teach Machines How to Understand Emotions

Quoc Le sees the world as a series of numbers. A digital photo is nothing but numbers, he says, and if you separate the spoken word into individual phonemes, you can translate these into numbers too. You can then feed such numbers into machines, and that means machines can ultimately understand the contents of photos and the meanings of words. Facebook can recognize your face, and Google can act on particular words you say. But Le wants to go further. He wants to create technologies that can take entire sentences, whole paragraphs, and other types of natural language and turn them into numbers—or vectors, the mathematical constructs that computer scientists use to translate the things we see and hear into information that machines can grasp. ….[READ]


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