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Can a Computer Ever Learn to Talk?

An A.I. expert surveys the state of machine communication, from Stu-Bot to OpenAI’s controversial predictive text generator

Illustration: Simoul Alva

InIn the opening to The Lost World, Michael Crichton’s 1995 sequel to Jurassic Park, Ian Malcolm gives a lecture at the illustrious Santa Fe Institute (SFI), an elite research facility in the high…

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Melanie Mitchell

Melanie Mitchell

Professor at Portland State University and Santa Fe Institute. Latest book: “Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans” (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux).