The ‘Explanimators’ show you everything you need to know about machine reading

The latest in the “Explanimators” series explores the world of machine reading – teaching computers to read and comprehend natural, written language with help from artificial intelligence algorithms and cloud computing.

See how machine reading will help doctors, lawyers and many others — even a hungry cat with a dictionary.

Check out the new episode above, and stay tuned for more animated adventures in technology coming soon from Microsoft Story Labs.