Tag: NLP

AI Weekly: Hurray for boring AI

I keep having the same conversation with companies that want to brief me about their latest AI-related news. It goes something like this: They have some new feature or improved stats or fresh achievement that’s specific to their business. It’s a great win for them internally, but not exactly the most compelling news in and […]

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How AI is transforming customer reviews into crucial business intelligence (VB Live)

Presented by TrustPilot Customer reviews are a gold mine, and artificial intelligence is a fast and cost-effective way to turn them into essential insight. Learn how AI can help you turn good feedback into great product, uncover what really matters to customers, and more, in this VB Live event. Register here for free. Customers have […]

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Picovoice’s voice assistant promises cloud-level accuracy on edge devices

Picovoice, a Canadian company, wants to put a voice assistant that promises cloud-level accuracy onto all manner of edge devices, and even within a web browser. There are three components in the process — a wake word, speech-to-text translation, and speech-to-intent. Picovoice previously rolled out Porcupine for wake word detection and Rhino to handle speech-to-intent, […]

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OpenAI releases curtailed version of GPT-2 language model

OpenAI today said it plans to release a version of GPT-2, an advanced conversational AI model that stirred controversy after it release in February. The version released today is 774 million parameters, and follows the release of smaller versions for select researchers in February and May. OpenAI also shared an open source legal agreement today […]

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Oracle is using ‘intelligent automation’ to do far more than automate repetitive tasks

While Forrester predicts that the market for RPA (robotic process automation) will reach $2.9 billion in 2021, and many companies are well down the road with it, not a lot of companies are using it correctly right now, according to Ben Arnulf. Arnulf is a product management strategy director at Oracle. The problem he outlined […]

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AI researchers launch SuperGLUE, a rigorous benchmark for language understanding

Facebook AI Research, together with Google’s DeepMind, University of Washington, and New York University, today introduced SuperGLUE, a series of benchmark tasks to measure the performance of modern, high performance language-understanding AI. SuperGLUE was made on the premise that deep learning models for conversational AI have “hit a ceiling” and need greater challenges. It uses […]

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Baidu unveils ERNIE 2.0 natural language framework in Chinese and English

Chinese tech giant Baidu today introduced ERNIE 2.0, a conversational AI framework and model that works in Chinese and English. ERNIE 2.0 achieves state-of-the-art results better than Google’s BERT and XLNet in a range of language understanding benchmarks and state-of-the-art results in 9 Chinese natural language tasks. ERNIE stands for Enhanced Representation through Knowledge Integration, […]

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Kyndi raises $20 million for explainable AI that analyzes documents

Kyndi, a startup developing what it describes as an explainable natural language processing platform, today announced that it’s secured $20 million in series B funding led by Intel Capital, with participation from UL Ventures, PivotNorth Capital, and existing investors. The capital infusion comes after an $8.5 billion series A in August 2017 and brings the […]

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The NLP/NLU nominees for the Transform AI Innovation Awards

To cap off our AI-focused Transform 2019 event, taking place July 10-11 in San Francisco, VentureBeat will recognize and award emergent, compelling, and influential work in AI through the inaugural AI Innovation Awards. We take pride in shining a light on innovation through that coverage, but these awards, presented by Ople, give us a chance […]

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The Conversational AI Summit at Transform: Learn why it’s the most important AI tech right now

Presented by Bold360 by LogMeIn Conversational AI is an urgent part of the AI landscape right now, and text analytics, specifically, speech-to-text technologies, will be the most predominant form of AI in business in 2019. It’s a major priority at Transform 2019, July 10 & 11, where VentureBeat will be co-hosting the Conversational AI Summit […]

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Google Brain’s XLNet bests BERT at 20 NLP tasks

A group of Google Brain and Carnegie Mellon University researchers this week introduced XLNet, an AI model capable of outperforming Google’s cutting-edge BERT in 20 NLP tasks and achieving state-of-the-art results on 18 benchmark tasks. BERT (Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transform) is Google’s language representation model for unsupervised pretraining of NLP models first introduced last […]

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Text IQ raises $12.6 million for AI-powered sensitive information detection

Text IQ raised a $12.6 million funding round today for its sensitive information detection tool. The service helps government agencies and businesses comply with privacy legislation and laws that obligate omission of personally identifiable information. The funding will be used to grow hiring efforts for Text IQ’s AI research and engineering team, as well as […]

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Essential tips for scaling quality AI data labeling

Presented by CloudFactory Across every industry, engineers and scientists are in a race to clean and structure massive amounts of data for AI. Teams of computer vision engineers use labeled data to design and train the deep learning algorithms that self-driving cars use to recognize pedestrians, trees, street signs, and other vehicles. Data scientists are […]

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Apple debuts Core ML 3 with on-device machine learning

Apple today introduced Core ML 3, the latest iteration of its machine learning model framework for iOS developers to bring machine intelligence to their smartphone apps. Core ML 3 will for the first time bring on-device machine learning to iOS apps for personalized experiences. The ability to train multiple models with different data sets will […]

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