Perhaps you remember the 2013. movie "Her," a romantic science-fiction drama, directed, by Spike Jonze. The movie follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a man who develops a relationship with Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), an intelligent OS, or we may say a virtual assistant, personified through a female voice....but, you probably didn't know that movie is using the concept of "deep learning."
That same year, Google's new Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil, announced building the ‘Cybernetic Friend" that listens in on your phone conversations, reads your e-mail and tracks your every move, so it can tell you things you want to know, even before you ask. Google had two deep-learning projects by that time, today they are pursuing more than thousand.
In this video, we'll talk about the future of deep learning and give you some examples how we use it today.
So, we started with an example of a virtual assistant. Today's virtual assistants are able to engage in simple dialog, they are capable of predictive behavior, but they learn relatively slowly and have a very limited set of automated commands they are capable to perform. It will be interesting to see how much we'll have to wait till today's virtual assistants become more like Samantha from the movie.