Common sense in robots isn't so common, but this Pictionary-like game could help change that

Teaching computers how the world fits together is a tricky business. No matter how much data you feed an algorithm, there are certain types of knowledge that can’t easily be written down. Answers to questions like, “Who should I go for drinks with this evening: my friends, a rhino, or the Pope?” and “Can I eat spaghetti with a straw?” (The answer to the latter being “Yes, but only with a lot of patience.”) But AI researchers say they have a tool that might help: Pictionary. Today, scientists from the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) released an online Pictionary-style game called Iconary, which they say could help sharpen AI’s common sense. In Iconary, players must illustrate complex scenes like “a crowd celebrating a... Continue reading…

Common sense in robots isn't so common, but this Pictionary-like game could help change that

Super Bowl commercials this year featured robots and intelligent assistants interacting with humans in ways that far surpass the capabilities of real-world systems today. In one rather meta ...

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Phys.org

Picture-guessing game play with computer will help AI effort grow some common sense

As always, the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence are on the case to push AI for the common good and in the process to push machine intelligence further along.

Fri 8 Feb 19 from TechXplore

Pictionary-Playing AI Sketches the Future of Human-Machine Collaborations

As either "guesser" or "drawer," the Allen Institute's new AI cooperates with a human player

Wed 6 Feb 19 from IEEE Spectrum

Artificial intelligence learns 'deep thoughts' by playing Pictionary

'We wanted to build an AI system that can collaborate with human beings, and at the same time is learning about how humans think, how they act,' one researcher says

Tue 5 Feb 19 from The Independent

An AI is playing Pictionary to figure out how the world works

Tue 5 Feb 19 from MIT Technology Review

AllenAI aims to learn common sense by playing Pictionary

Today, the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Seattle (AI2) debuted AllenAI, a robot that can play a Pictionary-like game called Iconary. The AI is able to both guess what humans ...

Tue 5 Feb 19 from Techspot

Play Iconary, a simple drawing game that hides a deceptively deep AI

It may not seem like it takes a lot of smarts to play a game like Pictionary, but in fact it involves a lot of subtle and abstract visual and linguistic skills. This AI built to play a game ...

Tue 5 Feb 19 from TechCrunch

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