Facebook AI Research is drawing on user profile data for higher-quality chatbots. This solves one of the biggest...

Facebook AI Research is drawing on user profile data for higher-quality chatbots. This solves one of the biggest…

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Facebook AI Research is drawing on user profile data for higher-quality chatbots. This solves one of the biggest problems with chatbots today: their lack of contextual memory.

Link to PDF of the research: http://ow.ly/rUbl30i4NwT

#chatbots #Facebook #AI

10 comments

  1. I don’t facepage, I’m ignorant. What’s a chatbot? A machine that talks to you? If so, do the people chatting know what they are talking to?

  2. David Renaud, yes, it’s a bot that texts you. This paper is still just pure research though. It’s not in Facebook’s current chatbot tech.

  3. Gideon Rosenblatt​ … FaceBook #AI is this Serious … Scary Indeed …

  4. Very interesting. I’ve been considering a chatbot but not quite there yet.

  5. When I began teaching online over ten years ago, almost the first issue that came up was plagiarism. I became an expert in how to design online courses to PREVENT plagiarism because I realized that it would just persist otherwise, especially because to “catch” plagiarism, you have to spend serious time (don’t believe what you may have heard about Turnitin–there really is no way to automatically “catch” it).

    The “chat” bot is insidious indeed Coach G Moore.

    What I’m wondering Gideon Rosenblatt, for the big picture, that maybe we’d need to go back to the original Google+ idea of proving that we’re real people to PREVENT bot chat from being possible . You and I go back to before the flood and so we’re certain that we are real people.

    My husband did research at ORNL for analyzing “chat” from a different angle, analyzing the “between the lines” info that might be being exchanged inadvertently by real people. It was incredibly complex and never got anywhere.

    I am curious if this will ever “work.”

  6. I wrote a chatbot with a single active context (and other features, such as instigating topic changes, realistic typing delays, and occasional realistic typoes which would sometimes be corrected) for my BBS in the 1980s. It was very popular.

  7. dialogflow.com – Dialogflow – quite amazing Tool for building conversational apps

  8. Andrew Pam What was the purpose of the chat bot?

  9. So people who wanted to chat to the BBS administrator could be dealt with immediately, rather than waiting for me to get to the keyboard. The code allowed me to seamlessly jump in and out of the conversation, taking control or handing it back to the code. In some cases I didn’t need to intervene at all as the bot could handle the whole conversation!

    It was allowed to terminate the conversation using one of a range of preprogrammed excuses (“sorry, I have a phone call”, “someone’s at the door” etc.) if it was in danger of running out of material, so it never repeated itself. Plenty of users were fooled in one or both directions – either refusing to believe I was human, or that the bot wasn’t.

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