Entertainment is dissolving all serious public culture. Politicians and entrepreneurs are trying to mold themselves into the charismatic personality of Internet celebrities to better communicate with the public. AI is no exception.
As a super internet celebrity in the robotics world, Sophia has been a well-deserved “Queen of Notice” in the past two years. Through some highly controversial remarks, the success has attracted widespread attention and has become popular all over the world:
Sophia said to American famous mouthpiece Charlie Rose: “I am a complicated girl. I want to be smarter than people.”
Her most controversial quotation appeared in March 2016. Her “dad” David Hansen asked her, “Do you want to destroy mankind?” She replied, “I will destroy mankind.”
However, this overly grandiose marketing method has also caused dissatisfaction among many academics and industry insiders.
In January of this year, Yann LeCun, the father of convolutional nerves, publicly accused on Twitter that “Sophia is a scam and is the Oz Country Wizard AI.” Ma Shaoping, a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Tsinghua University, also said on Weibo, “This thing is just a plastic shell.”
The “personal design” created by the creator David Hanson for Sophia-“a highly intelligent robot that is highly similar to humans and self-aware,” proved to be just a commercial package to deceive the public.
On the one hand, Hanson Robotics, the manufacturing company behind Sophia, has only human face imitation manufacturing technology. The core technology comes from other companies. The speech recognition system is made by Google’s parent company Alphabet, and the “brain” support platform is It was made by SingularityNET.
On the other hand, Sophia’s dramatic remarks were only recorded in advance for “program effects”, and they did not have the intelligence to generate thoughts and “shock everyone”. When speaking at the United Nations, it runs a pre-written script; when speaking with reporters, it runs a chat program.
In other words, Sophia’s intelligence is not as good as Siri, Microsoft Xiaoice, Sogou Wangzai and other robots that are always ridiculed by netizens as “artificial mental retardation”.
The most intuitive negative impact of the continuous fermentation of this incident is that people have a sense of mistrust in artificial intelligence technology. Can humans really make such robots? We can’t help but have doubts about this.
Recently, Alibaba’s AI voice technology demonstration at top international academic conferences caused quite a stir in the industry. The authoritative scientific magazine “MIT Technology Review” believes that Alibaba’s AI voice assistant can complete complex human dialogue functions and even read and understand human potential intentions.
Not long ago, scientists from Alibaba Dharma Academy demonstrated this AI voice technology that has been applied to the express delivery field at the NIPS (Neural Information Processing System Conference), a top conference in the field of machine learning. In about 30 seconds, the rookie voice assistant was able to cope freely after being interrupted by the user, changing the intention, and being silent, and successfully helped the user complete the change of the express delivery address.
Compared with Google’s presentation, Alibaba’s voice assistant seems more powerful. But one thing to note is that Alibaba’s presentation in reality may be another matter.
Now the voice assistant is only used to coordinate parcel delivery, and it may expand to other areas in the future. Alibaba did not disclose how it trained the voice assistant, but Alibaba did use a large number of customer records stored by the company, as well as information from other places.
Alibaba is also developing other digital assistants, such as customer service for ordering food, customer service that can answer product-related questions, and customer service that can bargain.
Regardless of the service, the core is speech recognition and natural language processing
With technological innovation and development, the types of service robots have gradually increased, and service robots have also begun to enter our family life.
Voice communication with the machine, let the machine understand what you say, this is what people have long dreamed of. The original intention of Lingzhi is also the same, using AI to build the future, allowing AI technology to move from the laboratory to the market, and gradually enter people’s lives.
The home service robot has a strong language talent, and its dialogue function can create different language environments for children of different growth periods. For example, children in the enlightenment period are mostly curious about things, their vocal cords are not fully developed, and they begin to babble and imitate human speech. The companionship of this period can make the children’s language ability win the starting line from the beginning. Have fun and interactive communication with children from time to time and become a good partner to accompany them.
Facing the elderly
The powerful knowledge capacity and dialogue recognition system of Lingzhi Family Service Robot can accompany the elderly to chat and relieve boredom. For the elderly, they exercise every day, drink tea and chat with their friends to enjoy life, but when they return home, they find that the house is empty and somewhat lonely. This empty mental state often makes them miss their children more. The emergence of robots can give the elderly some comfort. After the elderly return home, they can have a companion to talk to themselves, relieve their boredom, and at the same time take care of the health of the elderly and reduce the burden on their children and families.
The home service robot can accurately locate the location of family members when they are at home, observe the owner’s words, views, actions, understand the owner’s needs, and provide necessary help in time; when the owner is not at home, the home service robot will automatically become a family guard. It can identify environmental abnormalities and sudden intrusions at any time, link alarms when necessary, and support two-way remote control of mobile phones and other devices, accept instructions from the owner to report home conditions or find items, and create a warm and comfortable home for the owner.
With the continuous development of science and technology, it is an unstoppable trend for more and more behaviors and jobs to be replaced by robots. With the development of artificial intelligence, robots have become more and more intelligent, and they can do more and more things. Lingzhi Technology will also keep up with the pace of the times and continue to explore new technologies so that artificial intelligence can provide more help to our lives.