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In a bid to improve its conversational search abilities, Google has been reading close to 3000 novels. Google engineers are feeling such huge volumes of romantic novels so that the AI can learn the subtleties of conversational language.
The list of steamy novels fed to the AI include Fatal Desire, Unconditional Love, Ignited, and Jacked Up. Apparently, this exercise is working as well. The team at Google was able to Make the AI write sentences that are similar to the ones in the books.
The aim is to make use of the AI’s language abilities to make Google’s products more human. For instance, Andrew Dai, one of the leads of the novel reading project said – “In the Google app, the responses are very factual,” he continued, “Hopefully with this work, and future work, it can be more conversational, or can have a more varied tone, or style, or register.”
There are other products as well, which can benefit from the AI’s improving language ability. The ‘Smart Reply’ feature of Google Inbox is an example. There are three different smart reply suggestions. There can be improved if the AI’s linguistic abilities are improved.
Eventually, we might see google engaging in deep conversations with us, maybe in a couple of decades.