Is Google Meena the best chatbot in the world?

Who in this world has not used Apple’s Siri, Google’s Virtual Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa? Most of the smartphone and the latest Gadget users should be using these chatbots. These chatbots have the ability to answer our queries however we miss the human touch in their responses. This is should be the reason Google has introduced Meena, the chatbot that interacts like a human.  Is Google Meena the best chatbot in the world? Let’s see how it works.

Google has come up with Google Meena, a chatbot interacts better than Siri, Alexa and other chatbots(Google says). Yes, Google claims that Google Meena is going to be the best chatbot in the present market that can talk with the users about everything and anything in the world.

The chatbot, Meena is a neural network that has around 2.6 billion parameters, a multi-turn open domain chatbot trained end to end on data mined and filtered from social media conversations;  Says Google.

Google says that the existing human evaluation metrics for chatbot are complex and do not yield consistent agreement between reviewers. This reason motivated them to design a new human evaluation metric, the Sensibleness and Specificity Average (SSA) that captures important attributes for natural conversations.

Google also says that Meena achieves a perplexity of 10.2 which translates to an SSA score of 72%. However, the full version of Meena, which has a filtering mechanism and tuned decoding, advances the SSA score to 79%. This is the metric that Google uses to judge the conversational ability of AI-based assistants.

Is Google Meena the best chatbot in the world and can I talk to Meena now?

Google Meena, the best chatbot in the world is not available immediately. Google says that it is not releasing a public demo until it examines Meena for safety and bias. Is Meena the best chatbot in the world? We may have to wait to see Meena and answer this question.  🙂

 

Highlights of Google Meena:

  1. Meena is a neural network that has around 2.6 billion parameters.
  2. It is a multi-turn open domain chatbot trained end to end on data mined.
  3. Meena which has a filtering mechanism and tuned decoding advances the SSA score to 79%.

 

 

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