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Do Computers Understand English?

Lecture no. 1 from the course: Plus Pilots: Do Computers Understand English?

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.

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t********m
January 17, 2020

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k********m
January 9, 2020
Sold in the first 10 minutes. I have some knowledge of the field and it was great to see the Prof. not resorting to AI hype and clearly lay down why a computer doesn't "understand" language. (Love the Prisoner reference!)

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n********m
January 6, 2020
Do Computers Understand English? I avoided this for a while as I thought the question of the content was silly to stupid. If you think of the fact that computers are used in all languages in the world, you know it doesn't think in "English". Other wise I would have gave it a 5 star

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