Do Computers Understand English?
Lecture no. 1 from the course: Plus Pilots: Do Computers Understand English?
| 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Get a thorough introduction to what artificial intelligence researchers call the language model. The statistical model allows a computer to understand that if someone is typing “I’m almost…”, then a reasonable prediction for the next word could be either “there” or “done,” while discerning that “camel” is not reasonable, without having insight or context as to what those words mean. Follow Professor Raghu Ramanujan as he builds a language model, breaks down how computers recognize spam, and dives into the problems that computers routinely deal with involving language.