by Thomas Beutel

Category: AI

Why is Context So Hard?

When giving commands to my Amazon Echo, I can say “play my classical playlist” and then once it is playing I can say “turn on shuffle mode”. So Echo already has a limited sense of context. It knows what shuffle mode means when it is already playing something. But I can’t say “play my classical […]

Dear Facebook, please don’t make your AI too smart

Facebook greeted me today with one of those auto-generated videos. “You’ve been friends with Joyce on FB for 9 years!” Which struck me kind of funny because Joyce and I married almost 3 decades ago and we met a decade before that. Normally I just move past these videos. I just think friendship span on […]