This title probably looks contrarian at a glance (so is my last post), but I truly believe we are largely misunderstanding what a natural language interface to our applications should look like. Here are my thoughts on the role of conversation in NLU/P systems.
What Is the Conversation?
Let’s define what we mean by conversation in the context of NLU/P systems. First off, conversation happens between two or more participants (computers talking to themselves at night is outside of the scope of this blog). Second, the conversation is a sequence of two or more sentences that are tightly coupled to each other by their context and time.