What happens when computers can use language like humans can? Language workers may be out of a job.
Translators, teachers, and others are watching with concern. But is there reason to think that we’re on the verge of solving all the computational language problems? Or are some things just too hard for computers?
Linguist Daniel Midgley gazes into the crystal ball on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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