Computers still impress us with their intelligence and frustrate us with their stubbornness. It is common sense to us, but we often forget that technology doesn’t understand or utilize common sense.

There are number of artificial intelligence systems that seek to advance the common sense of computers. We all remember IBM’s Watson and how the semantics of questions tripped it up. Information Age brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “The AI with the mind of a child.”

Improvements to the common sense capabilities of computers continue. Those improvements will eventually lead to more useful speech recognition systems, so much so that Siri will seem archaic at some point in the near future.

Melody K. Smith

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