Category Archives: Natural Language Processing

Beyond Chatbots: Hyper-Personalized, Intelligent Assistants

Peter Voss, CEO at Aigo.ai, published the article with this name in Forbes: “Recent years have seen a proliferation of chatbots and so called ‘personal assistants.’ These supposedly serve both the convenience of the user.. However, these bots often realize poor … Continue reading

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Alexa for Insurers

Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant that powers Amazon’s Echo, is a tool insurance companies are using to leverage voice recognition and increase their value to their customers. Liberty Mutual offers its customers the option to use Alexa to get an auto … Continue reading

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Google Announced a new Speech Recognizer

Google has announced the rollout of an end-to-end, all-neural, on-device speech recognizer based on the latest machine learning capabilities. “Our new all-neural, on-device Gboard speech recognizer is initially being launched to all Pixel phones in American English only. Given the … Continue reading

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The same Challenges for AI and Decision Models

Peter Voss just quoted this Harvard Business Review’s article: “The scientific community is good at building AI models that perform a single task really well. But more intuitive, conversational, and contextual interfaces will require an AI model that learns continuously — … Continue reading

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Progress in Natural Language Processing

In August, researchers from the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, a lab based in Seattle, unveiled an English test for computers. It examined whether machines could complete sentences. In October Google researchers unveiled a a new language representation model called Bert. These new language … Continue reading

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Intelligent Chatboats for Commercial Interactions

The NY Times Magazine published an article called “INTELLIGENT CHATBOTS COULD AUTOMATE AWAY NEARLY ALL OF OUR COMMERCIAL INTERACTIONS”. Andrew NG tweeted today: “Great article about how chatbots like HiWoebot will be one of the most important applications of NLP. … Continue reading

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The Myth of Data-Driven Natural Language Understanding

Walid Saba published a short presentation on the difference between Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and why the data-driven approach, while useful for some NLP tasks, is irrelevant to NLU. Link

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