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A Stanford-led survey of trends in artificial intelligence finds advances in working with human lang

Monday, December 17, 2018  
Posted by: Dana Walker

For the past two years, a Stanford-led group has surveyed developments in artificial


intelligence research to keep track of trends in the fast-paced field. In their second AI Index Report, published December 12, the group reported that the field has increasingly focused attention on language processing – how AI learns and understands human languages – and has expanded its global reach. The group also took the first snapshot of diversity in AI with an eye to tracking those metrics over time.

This information helps investors and governmental agencies determine how to allocate resources and provides updates for people whose lives will be affected by new developments in AI. The report was kickstarted by AI100, a collaboration of researchers who felt it was important to be tracking the progress of the field. It is  now overseen by Yoav Shoham, professor of computer science, emeritus, under Stanford’s Human-Centered AI Initiative.

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