Microsoft Releases Open Source AI Conversation Modeling Toolkit, Icecaps

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Microsoft Research has unveiled Icecaps, a new open source solution for neural conversational networks. The toolkit leverages multitask learning to improve conversation AI systems, such as giving them multiple personas. “[It’s] a new open-source toolkit that not only allows researchers and developers to imbue their chatbots with different personas, but also to incorporate other natural language processing features that emphasize conversation modeling,” said a Microsoft blog. (Source: Winbuzzer, Microsoft)