April 24, 2017

CommAI: Evaluating the First Steps Towards a Useful General AI

ICLR 2017 Workshop

By: Marco Baroni, Armand Joulin, Allan Jabri, Germán Kruszewski, Angeliki Lazaridou, Klemen Simonic, Tomas Mikolov

Abstract

With machine learning successfully applied to new daunting problems almost every day, general AI starts looking like an attainable goal (LeCun et al., 2015). However, most current research focuses instead on very specific applications, such as image classification or machine translation. We believe this to be largely due to the lack of objective ways to measure progress towards broad machine intelligence. In order to fill this gap, we propose here a set of concrete desiderata for general AI, together with a platform to test machines on how well they satisfy such desiderata, while keeping all further complexities to a minimum.