November 8, 2016 at 12:49 pm #12014November 8, 2016 at 1:04 pm #12018HughParticipant
I agree with the statement in the O’Reilly blog that there likely won’t be one mecha-bot in the near future. That’s getting into the realms of general AI, which I think is a long way off. However, what I think will become more and more prevalent are bot-to-bot interfaces. From the user’s perspective this will feel like one bot, whereas in reality it is just an interface.November 8, 2016 at 1:42 pm #12022RobertParticipant
Given what happened with Microsoft’s Tay bot, having one bot to rule them all is a terrifying prospect! I agree with @hugh‘s point though, for time being we will likely have a bot-microservice type of architecture. I wonder how quickly that will evolves into a single entity; our brains can be thought of as a collection of microservices, with different area responsible for different functions.November 8, 2016 at 1:53 pm #12024
@robbo, that’s an interesting way of describing the brain. The main difference between the brain and microservice architectures, however, is the overlap in the functionality of brain regions. The analogy here is semi-multipurpose bots – i.e. bots that have multiple separate but closely related applications. This is something we’re beginning to see in research, where models have been repurposed for a different task without the model forgetting it’s original function.November 8, 2016 at 8:29 pm #12036KieranParticipantNovember 14, 2016 at 8:19 am #12073RobinParticipant
OK talking of bot-bot interfaces here’s a bit of minor amusement I threw together over the weekend showing an Amazon Alexa talking to a Google Home in this you-tube videoNovember 15, 2016 at 7:22 am #12093
@robinjewsbury that’s excellent! I’ve to get Siri (laptop) and Google Assistant (phone) to talk to each other without much success. Is “talk to the enemy” a script you wrote for Alexa?
On a side note, try asking Google Assistant to beatbox…November 15, 2016 at 7:26 am #12094RobinParticipant
@paulharrison yes I’ve written a skill which uses a script – it copes with all the combinations of how Google Assistant replies as it often answers in different ways so running it multiple times results in different conversations. However, I don’t intend publishing the skill as don’t want to upset Amazon or Google.
Tried beatbox … yes very good… like it.
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