Tag Archive for natural language processing

Is Hello Barbie Progress or a Problem?

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by Angela Guess Lauren Walker recently wrote for Newsweek, “Child privacy advocates are looking to shut down ‘Hello Barbie,’ Mattel’s first Wi-Fi connected version of the popular doll. One reason: They say it could be used to spy on children. ‘They really shouldn’t call it ‘Hello Barbie, they should call it Surveillance Barbie,’ said Susan…

IBM Acquires AlchemyAPI, Bringing in Some New Smarts for Watson

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen recently reported for Information Week, “IBM on Wednesday announced it has acquired AlchemyAPI, a provider of natural-language processing and image-analysis services and technologies. IBM said the deal will expand the IBM Watson community and accelerate the development of new cognitive computing applications. AlchemyAPI provides application program interface (API) services that…

KMWorld’s 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management

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by Angela Guess KMWorld recently announced its list of 100 companies that matter in knowledge management, and the list includes a number of semantic technology companies with a focus on machine learning, deep learning, or natural language processing. Hugh McKellar writes, “For us here at KMWorld, knowledge management is an attitude, an approach, not an…

Attensity Launches Semantic Annotation Natural Language Processing

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Attensity, a leading provider of solutions to surface business intelligence through real-time discovery, today announced Attensity’s Semantic Annotation combined with its Software Development Kit (SDK). This sophisticated parsing engine is designed to integrate into existing enterprise systems to automatically and intelligently extract highly accurate…

LinguaSys Makes Natural Language Processing Available to Everyday Developers

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by Angela Guess According to a new release out of LinguaSys, “Millions of developers with only basic programming skills will now be able to create their own Artificial Intelligence (AI) Natural Language Understanding Interfaces (NLUI), with the announcement of today’s release of LinguaSys Natural Language User Interface Server. The new, multitenant, NLUI Server runs on…

Rigging The Job Hunt with Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Davey Alba of Wired reports, “Cameron Levy and Dustin Smith, two former MIT students, were particularly interested in finding the right job, not only for themselves but for everyone. ‘Picking your job is among the most decisions that you’ll ever make, and we couldn’t think of a more important problem to work…

Persado Raises $21M to Make Human Copywriters Obsolete

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by Angela Guess Barry Levine of Venture Beat reports, “If you’re a marketer with a knack for writing great copy, you may want to learn another job skill. New York City-based Persado is offering an artificial intelligence-based system for creating the most effective text for emails, web pages, and other marketing. Today, it announced it…

NLP Startup Taykey Raises $15M

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by Angela Guess Erin Griffith of Fortune reports, “Taykey, a New York startup that makes software for marketers, makes use of 50,000 inputs and 47 engineers with seven doctorates in natural language processing to build tools that surface trends. Inputs include anything from people ‘checking in’ with Foursquare’s Swarm app to a widely popular weather…

A Closer Look at Artificially Intelligent Super Mario

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by Angela Guess George Dvorsky of io9 reports, “German researchers have created a version of Nintendo’s Super Mario Advance in which the videogame hero can learn and venture through the game according to his ‘feelings.’ It’s an exciting advance, but the claim that Super Mario is now ‘self-aware’ is grossly overstated… More accurately, Super Mario…