Artificial Intelligence and Reading Comprehension

If you believe the sensational headlines from January 2018, both Microsoft and Alibaba have developed computer programs that outperform humans on reading comprehension. Can this be correct? Well, it really depends on how you define “comprehension.” Let’s first start with the claims. The test given to the programs is actually a dataset compiled by a … Continue reading “Artificial Intelligence and Reading Comprehension”

Reading Comprehension Not Limited to Humans

Most teachers and educators consider reading comprehension to be applicable to human students, usually starting in about the first grade. However, there is a fast-growing type of comprehension that has nothing to do with humans. It’s called “Machine Reading Comprehension (MRC),” and it reflects an artificial intelligence (AI’s) ability to understand specific knowledge found in … Continue reading “Reading Comprehension Not Limited to Humans”