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The Zenith of Natural Language Technologies: Conversational AI

In this contributed article, editorial consultant Jelani Harper discusses how the junction of natural language capabilities enables what Arria NLG CEO Sharon Daniels termed “answers on demand”, which is pivotal for interacting with analytics, Business Intelligence, and workflows in a rapid, conversational manner that’s influential for setting the pace of business today.

Interview: Andy Horng, Co-Founder and Head of AI, Cultivate

I recently caught up with Andy Horng, Co-Founder and Head of AI at Cultivate, to get a sense for the technology underlying the company’s AI-powered leadership development platform. NLP plays an important role, and as a result they’re using the RoBERTa language model for very good results.

Lucidworks Announces Advanced Linguistics Package to Improve Search Precision for Global Companies Serving Asian, European, and Middle Eastern Markets

Lucidworks, leader in AI-powered search, announced the Advanced Linguistics Package for Lucidworks Fusion to power personalized search for users in Asian, European, and Middle Eastern markets. Lucidworks now embeds text analytics from Basis Technology, a leading provider of AI for natural language processing. With the Advanced Linguistics Package, global organizations that support multiple languages can make the information and insights they manage more accessible, more relevant and more personalized for their global audience.

Deconstructing Natural Language Generation

In this contributed article, editorial consultant Jelani Harper discusses how Natural Language Generation (NLG) is rapidly becoming one of the most desired capabilities in the Natural Language Processing stack. The article aligns with a discussion with Arria NLG CEO Sharon Daniels.

The 3 Pillars of Digital Experience

In this contributed article, Katie Boschele, Product Manager at Lucidworks, offers three pillars to provide a useful framework for thinking about how your ecommerce platform needs to operate to compete in today’s market.

Interview: Beerud Sheth, CEO of Gupshup

I recently caught up with Beerud Sheth, CEO of Gupshup, to discuss the state-of-the-art for conversational AI and chatbot technology. He also gives us an idea for future areas of evolution for AI chatbots.

How NLP and BERT Will Change the Language Game

In this contributed article, Rob Dalgety, Industry Specialist at Peltarion, discusses how the recent model open-sourced by Google in October 2018, BERT (Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers, is now reshaping the NLP landscape. BERT is significantly more evolved in its understanding of word semantics given its context and has an ability to process large amounts of text and language.

Big Models are Carbon Efficient if you Share Them

Dr. Samuel Leeman-Munk, research statistician developer at SAS, and Dr. Xiaolong Li, staff scientist at SAS, explore the carbon emissions generated through training a high-performing NLP model, and offers examples and best practices for how these models can benefit hundreds of other researchers and millions of customers to paint a less dire picture of AI’s effect on the environment.

AI for Legalese

Have you ever signed a lengthy legal contract you didn’t fully read? Or have you every read a contract you didn’t fully understand? Contract review is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process for everyone concerned — including contract attorneys. Help is on the way. IBM researchers are exploring ways for AI to make tedious tasks like contract review easier, faster, and more accurate.

Tableau Releases Ask Data, A New and Intuitive Way to Analyze Data With Natural Language

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), a leading analytics platform, announced the general availability of Ask Data, which leverages the power of natural language processing to enable people to ask data questions in plain language and instantly get a visual response right in Tableau. This patent pending capability makes it easier for anyone, regardless of skill set, to engage deeply with data and produce analytical insights they can share with others without having to do any setup or programming.