Vision

There used to be such grayscale scene: everyone is dressed in dull colors, marching at the same pace; they arrive in the same place, looking at the same screen. On the screen appears a seemingly almighty boss, at whom the crowd stares stagnantly. Fortunately, that is but an advertisement, which was—rahther ironically—produced in 1984.

Until the onset of the 21st century, the computer has gone from an overwhelmingly huge chamber, to a light and handy device that is not just portable, but as ubiquitous and pervasive as the clouds. People have noticed that computers, when enabled with deep neural networking, are so intelligent in so many tasks, be it visual, audio or linguistic, as well as in solving puzzles and playing go. As a consequence, all the equally smart computers run at the same speed, access the same data, carry out the same algorithms, and derive the same results. Alongside the intelligent machines, we human beings have come to be negligible bystanders. While the big boss on the screen has blurred out, it has become more omnipotent and omnipresent than ever. What appears to perplex us is that we humans are not positive about this: "Whether, or not, should there be an athlete in a white top and red shorts to change the status quo?"

Now we at KYLE have found that there is no need for such an athlete or whatsoever—all we need is just a bridge across language and knowledge for humans and computers to exist and evovle together. So long as we share a common language and knowledge bases, we can as well be partners that live and prosper hand in hand. By means of artificial intelligence, machines can get as smart as smart can be. Let them sail in the ocean of big data; it is our hope that after computers have explored to their content, they will be able to convey to us what the new world is like, in our words and with our world knowledge. Picture this: at teatime, we share with the computer the little things and/or words of wisdom, telling it our histories of hundreds of thousands of years of evolution. The computer is not the big boss: it is supposed to be a boy or girl next door that grows along with us.