It’s easy to make the case that Google is at the forefront of artificial intelligence research. Their Neural Turing Machine can essentially program itself, and they’ve acquired DeepMind Technologies, a lab that has repeatedly made headlines for their AI advancements. One of DeepMind’s computers even taught itself to completely dominate classic Atari games.
We wanted to find out what the company is up to now and how their current research will play into the technology we use every day, specifically Google’s own services. We chatted with Google’s Jason Freidenfelds about the current state of natural language understanding, search and more.