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How do we get computers to understand human language?

​A Stanford linguist discusses the future of human-computer interaction.

Computers must be able to interpret information, not just access it. | REUTERS/Samrang Pring


The knowledge that our artificial intelligence systems need is contained in human language, spread across the books and webpages of the world, explains Stanford computer scientist and linguist Christopher Manning. It’s not enough for computers to be able to access and read information, they must be able to accurately translate and interpret it. Watch Manning’s talk at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit partner event, “The Future of Artificial Intelligence,” to hear about his work in this area.


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