Language Is The Next Great Frontier In AI
Language is the cornerstone of human intelligence. The emergence of language was the most important intellectual development in our species’ history. It is through language that we formulate thoughts and communicate them to one another. Language enables us to reason abstractly, to develop complex ideas about what the world is and could be, and to build on these ideas across generations and geographies. Almost nothing about modern civilization would be possible without language. Building machines that can understand language has thus been a central goal of the field of artificial intelligence dating back to its earliest days. It has proven maddeningly elusive.
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