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Saturday, February 17, 2018

“Yandex” weaned “Alice” to swear before the meeting with Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin presented the Russian development – voice assistant “Alice”, based on artificial intelligence technology. The head of state even managed to communicate with the virtual girl and this conversation, he was pleased, although she noted that on the first question, “Alice” was all cagey. It turned out that in the process of learning “Alice” picked up swearing on Twitter and professionals had to filter before Putin’s visit.

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Getting ready to chat with “Alice” Vladimir Putin asked the developers when artificial intelligence will eat the human.

“I hope never”, – said the General Director of group of companies “Yandex” Arkady Volozh.

Then, as reports “Interfax”, the developers said that “Alice” is different from voice assistants that are created abroad. It turns out that it is possible just to talk and before you answer, it analyzes large amounts of information. Therefore, one and the same question may follow different response and even the creators don’t know what the answer “Alice”.

Technical Director of “Yandex” Michael Parahin has told the President that in the process of learning “Alice” first, she was drugged Russian classical literature, after which she began to give rather depressing answers. Then it was connected to Twitter and she began to talk like a teenager, and I picked up there swearing.

– In the “Twitter” a lot of talk has filtered out all the swear words, – has assured Putin developer, reports Life.

And there’s nothing left, – joked in response, Putin.

Still, soon Putin was able to verify that “Alice” is talking.

– Then you do not hurt?, – the President asked the voice assistant.

– Okay, I will consider., – answered Alisa.

You then feel?, – Putin continued.

– View photos of the seals in “Yandex”, nothing better seals, no, I hope you’re both well, “said Alice.”

The President was pleased with this communication, but noted that the first question is “Alice” declined to answer.

It is expected that Yandex will launch “Alice” in action 10 Oct.

In addition, the President in “Yandex” has shown self-driving car. Hybrid, “the Toyota Prius” in the eyes of Putin drove into the courtyard of the company.


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