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> This is huge, because it is arguably the first step in building an AI which can perform basic reasoning about information encoded in text.

Well, except for the many many decades of previous work on NLP using symbolic methods that are quite capable. Although DNNs are en vogue and have some amazing properties, we shouldn't forget that symbolic AI/NLP using explicitly semantic representations is powerful and has a rich history, and complements DNNs quite well -- such as being easily explainable, for one.

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