Google's AI Engine is Reading 2,865 Romance Novels to Be More Conversational
The next time someone throws you shade for pulling out a steamy romance novel on the train or bus, just tell them that it's okay, because Google's doing it, too. For the past few months, Google has been feeding 2,865 romance novels into an artificial intelligence engine to help loosen it up — linguistically at least, BuzzFeed reports.
The goal is to make the Google app — known for its stiff, factual style — more conversational. "It would be much more satisfying to ask Google questions if it really understood the nuances of what you were asking for, and could reply in a more natural and familiar way," Andrew Dai, the Google engineer running the project, wrote in an email to The Verge.