Can machines help us digest the flood of information regularly face? Some thoughts about using technology to help us process and understand the countless terms of services notices we regularly sign without reading.
Originally shared by Wasim Muklashy
Teaching Machines to Understand, and Summarize, Text
These are just part of a much wider societal problem of information overload. There is so much data stored—exabytes of it, as much stored as has ever been spoken by people in all of human history—that it’s humanly impossible to read and interpreteverything. Often, we narrow down our pool of information by choosing particular topics or issues to pay attention to. But it’s important to actually know the meaning and contents of the legal documents that govern how our data is stored and who can see it.
As computer science researchers, we are working on ways artificial intelligence algorithms could digest these massive texts and extract their meaning, presenting it in terms regular people can understand…”
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