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What is Human Language Technology

We started talking about 50,000 years ago and writing 5,000 years ago. After 100 years, it seems like we won't need any of these to communicate with each other or with computers. You have all heard by now, most of the computer scientists are saying the computer is brilliant, but also very stupid. What do they mean exactly? They are trying to say computers can only do what we are telling them to do. Nothing more. They can't rethink or go over what we are ordering them to do. At least not at the moment. So far, we teach them via machine code so many things. Now, we have to teach them how to be smarter and deep thinking. How do humans and machines communicate with each other? This day, everybody talks about fancy words like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning. They don't even know these words mean the same thing. AI is the new word for machine learning. All this began with Human Language Technology, and this technology includes computer science, philosophy, sociology, and engineering. Writing is an essential thing you can do without money. Skilled writers change the world from their couch. How about skilled software? HLT aims to enable computers to process a written language in intelligent ways, in order to make it easier for humans to access and produce information and to communicate with one another and with machines. This the most common definition of Human Language Technology. HLT applications are speech recognition, machine translation, natural language, question answering, and more. Current technology hasn't yet reached the stage where computers can converse with humans in an entirely natural way, but we are getting very close to that. Now, let's look at the bigger picture. Animals positively communicate with one another; however, all animal communication systems lack the ability to communicate about something beyond the here and now. We, humans, have speech because spoken words have culturally evolved to sound like nature. It is the cultural artifacts that have developed to fit our minds and transform ancient event-recognition software into communication software that makes us kick-arse. Even the trees talk to each other. If you look at the forest, you can see the tree is that you can see that the arrival of various trees independently distributed from each other, but actually, they are all connected. And I believe software programs also one day will connect and communicate with each other without notifying humans. When you look at the trees, they look alone, but the fact is, actually, they have fantastic communication with each other, both under the ground and above the ground. Trees continuously communicate with each other, help each other, sometimes even fight. So, the forest is vast networks, just like the internet. All trees all over the world, including paper birch and Douglas fir, form a symbiotic association with below-ground fungi. These are fungi that are beneficial to the plants, and through this association, the fungus, which can't photosynthesize, of course, explores the soil. It's this network, sort of like a below-ground pipeline, that connects one tree root system to another tree root system so that nutrients and carbon and water can exchange between the trees. Also, there are some bad trees too, they hack this network for their own benefit, stealing the resources of their neighbors. There are some words we don't use today; also, there are new words today we don't use back then, for example, 'tweet'. If you told a Queen of Denmark in the 16th Century “I will tweet about this art,” she probably wouldn’t know what you were talking about. Today scientists are working on teaching those words to computers, but the meaning and keep using it in the future. And how do we put meaning on words? This is a vast topic that we need to discuss in upcoming articles, but this is due to something in Latin words. In order for us to teach, the person needs to hear or see us. Humans can hear because sound waves travel into the ear canal until they reach the eardrum. The eardrum passes the vibrations through the middle ear bones or ossicles into the inner ear. The inner ear is shaped like a snail and is also called the cochlea. The brain tells you that you hear a sound and what that sound is. So how can a computer listen or see? How can we teach them if they don't have an ear or vision? If our brain and computer can sync, can we solve all the problems we have? Last month, a company called Neuralink announced that it was working on a sewing machine-like robot. This robot will have the ability to sew thousands of wires to the human brain in a concise time. They say the cables are a quarter of our hair, wire-thin. These electrons that come into contact with nerve cells in the brain will be able to transfer the information they collect to our mobile phones or computers at high speed with the help of a small device localized behind our ear. It is also useful to look at the topic in terms of communication as we talk about human language technology. Humans began to convey the thoughts in their brains to the outside world with the organs on the head carrying it. First, he reflected his emotions with facial expressions, then began to develop a richer language. He invented printing to make his ideas permanent. In recent centuries, computers have started to offer us unlimited opportunities to store and process all this information. In order to use all these facilities, we first transferred our minds to computers using the keyboard and mouse on our desk. Then we could use our voice to control the phones in our pockets. In the very near future, we will use our brains to transfer our minds to computers, not hardware stuff.

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