Microsoft and other tech companies are using Artificial Intelligence algorithms and cloud computing to teach computers to read and comprehend natural language. It’s called Machine Reading.
Machine reading comprehension is still in its infancy, but someday a computer will be able to read every bit of online info on a given subject and summarize it back to you in a matter of minutes- or less.
A doctor could get an overview of every piece of info recorded about a rare disease. Or a lawyer could get a summary of all legal opinions on a obscure case. Machine reading will give us high-speed access to all the accumulated human knowledge ever written. It will unlock human potential in ways never before possible.
Microsoft prepared an animated guide to Machine Reading. Learn how AI and the cloud are helping computers learn to read and comprehend natural language.