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“I’ve always considered myself a comedy writer at heart, which generally involves a lot of pointing out what’s wrong with the world to no one in particular and being unemployed,” he said.

“I partner with our engineering and design teams to create an artificial personality that can dynamically interact with our customers, and anticipate their questions,” he said.

They’re becoming much more sophisticated than the rudimentary “press 1 for yes” types of systems that we used to deal with… usually by screaming “TALK TO A HUMAN!” The technology is evolving quickly, and so are the rules and best practices.

Using natural language processing, we’re finding opportunities to make our technology more humanized and relatable, so people can interact naturally and make better informed decisions about their money.

For example, we analyze our customers’ utterances to not only process their requests, but also to understand the intent behind their requests, so we can get them information faster and with greater ease.

You can’t expect people to say “accounts receivable.” It’s “who owes me money?” As chatbots become more and more prevalent in our daily lives, it’s important that we’re aware of the types of artificial beings we’re inviting into our living rooms, cars, and offices.

I’m excited to see the industry experiment with gender-neutral chatbots, where we can both break out of the female assistant trope and also make the world a little more aware of non-binary individuals.

Once I got to Intuit, I used those learnings to create a relationship bible to make sure everyone was on the same page about our bot’s personality and its relationship with our customers.

As a side-note, I originally called the document, “the character bible,” but after my team had a coaching session with Scott Cook, who is the co-founder of Intuit, I felt that the document wasn’t customer-focused enough.

One of the biggest things we need to take into account is ensuring the chatbot is a champion for the company, but still remains a little bit separated from the company.

OpenAI

OpenAI is the for-profit corporation OpenAI LP, whose parent organization is the non-profit organization OpenAI Inc[3], which conducts research in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) with the stated aim to promote and develop friendly AI in such a way as to benefit humanity as a whole.

Nevertheless, Sutskever stated that he was willing to leave Google for OpenAI “partly of because of the very strong group of people and, to a very large extent, because of its mission.” Brockman stated that “the best thing that I could imagine doing was moving humanity closer to building real AI in a safe way.” OpenAI researcher Wojciech Zaremba stated that he turned down “borderline crazy” offers of two to three times his market value to join OpenAI instead.[7]

and which sentiment has been expressed elsewhere in reference to a potentially enormous class of AI-enabled products: 'Are we really willing to let our society be infiltrated by autonomous software and hardware agents whose details of operation are known only to a select few?

Vishal Sikka, former CEO of Infosys, stated that an “openness” where the endeavor would “produce results generally in the greater interest of humanity” was a fundamental requirement for his support, and that OpenAI “aligns very nicely with our long-held values” and their “endeavor to do purposeful work”.[26]

We could sit on the sidelines or we can encourage regulatory oversight, or we could participate with the right structure with people who care deeply about developing AI in a way that is safe and is beneficial to humanity.” Musk acknowledged that “there is always some risk that in actually trying to advance (friendly) AI we may create the thing we are concerned about”;

During a 2016 conversation about the technological singularity, Altman said that “we don’t plan to release all of our source code” and mentioned a plan to “allow wide swaths of the world to elect representatives to a new governance board”.

Gym aims to provide an easy-to-setup general-intelligence benchmark with a wide variety of different environments—somewhat akin to, but broader than, the ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge used in supervised learning research—and that hopes to standardize the way in which environments are defined in AI research publications, so that published research becomes more easily reproducible.[8][30]

when an agent is then removed from this virtual environment and placed in a new virtual environment with high winds, the agent braces to remain upright, suggesting it had learned how to balance in a generalized way.[33][34]

OpenAI Five is the name of a team of five OpenAI-curated bots that are used in the competitive five-on-five video game Dota 2, who learn to play against human players at a high skill level entirely through trial-and-error algorithms.

Before becoming a team of five, the first public demonstration occurred at The International 2017, the annual premiere championship tournament for the game, where Dendi, a professional Ukrainian player of the game, lost against a bot in a live 1v1 matchup.[37][38]

The system uses a form of reinforcement learning, as the bots learn over time by playing against themselves hundreds of times a day for months, and are rewarded for actions such as killing an enemy and taking map objectives.[41][42][43]

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