No doubt, Google Assistant is one of the best and intelligent voice assistants. However, it lags in certain situations. On the other hand, Google announces LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications) technology at Google I/O 2021, which is the latest dialogue application that has been working on improving the natural language recognition capabilities and designed to convert any topic.
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What Exactly Is Google’s LaMDA Technology?
LaMDA is a machine learning voice assistant with an open domain. According to Google, its Conversational Skills synthesized concepts from its training data, so these concepts were not programmed by hand in a model.
LaMDA was also trained on dialogue, unlike Google’s recent language models, such as BERT and GPT-3. It picks up on a few of the quirks that set open-ended conversation apart from other modes of communication.
According to Google, during the training phase, LaMDA detected “various distinctions that differentiate open-ended communication from other types of language”. Moreover, This is extremely promising, as we often receive irrelevant responses from Assistant when the meaning is lost.
Furthermore, at Google I/O 2021, Sundar Pichai, the company’s CEO, demonstrated LaMDA in a conversation with Pluto and a paper Aeroplane. According to Sundar Pichai, LaMDA now offers reasonable answers, thus leaving the conversation open-ended. As a consequence, a new discussion about a particular subject can be started without affecting the model.
Google’s LaMDA, is exciting but not ideal, as shown by Google I/O 2021, where it managed to mess up the conversation. On the other hand, Google is experimenting with adding dimensions to responses; such as “interestingness,” which may include perceptive, unexpected, or witty responses. Moreover, It’s not only working on ensuring factually correct information but also meeting Google’s AI principles.
Google’s LaMDA will undoubtedly be regarded as a breakthrough in the company’s history. Indeed, Google intends to use this technology in the future on many of its products; including Google Assistant, Search, and Workspace. Furthermore, Google is emphasizing the importance of LaMDA’s answers being both convincing and specific.