Via O'Reilly. We did something similar when creating our Extempo bot system, but only included a few hundred questions. Nice to see Microsoft pushing research with this. How many parameterized questions does a human ask in normal conversation? How does this relate to context? To get to useful answers? Good, largly non-technical article. If you are at all interested in bot like interaction, worth a look. Thinking of feeding selected elements of this through some current assistants.
100,000 questions (and answers)
Microsoft has released a set of 100,000 questions and answers that you can use to create AI systems that can read and answer questions as well as a human. The team behind the dataset hopes that releasing it will spur the kind of breakthroughs in machine reading that are already happening in image and speech recognition. ... "