Sogou’s AI backed grammar editor is far from being reasonable
Posted On September 7, 2020
The Chinese tech company Sogou, known for the language input Sogou Pinyin, recently launched its AI English writing assistant, proclaiming a 96.83% accuracy. However, when tested by a reporter from Technode, the software performed less sensible than expected – not only did it keep suggesting correct name spelling as typos, but also it ‘failed’ Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18. Armed with artificial intelligence and associated deep-learning technology, grammar assistance programs in place nowadays are still producing less than satisfactory results, due to their innate inability of solving “problems that require common sense”.