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Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: Advances in Natural Language Processing

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Do you use Siri on your iPhone, Amazon Echo or the automated voice response system to check your account balances? Have you seen the Nationwide commercial “Impersonal” that shows a customer speaking into his smartphone microphone the word “representative” to be connected to a customer service representative. The automated system does not recognize his request. […]

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Search Giant Baidu Releases Key AI Software Code

By   /  January 19, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Will Knight reports in the MIT Technology Review, “Google and Facebook aren’t the only ones vying to be the standard bearer for the hottest AI technique around. China’s leading Internet search company, Baidu, which is also investing heavily in a popular and powerful machine-learning technology called deep learning, today released some key code […]

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Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab (SVAIL) publishes new Deep Speech results

By   /  December 28, 2015  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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Daniel Gutierrez at Inside Big Data recently discussed the newest results of Baidu’s Deep Speech system. The learning algorithm can now recognize both English and Mandarin. According to Gutierrez, “SVAIL’s Deep Speech system, announced last year, initially focused on improving English speech recognition accuracy in noisy environments (for example, restaurants, cars and public transportation). Over […]

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Sensory Boosts Speech Recognition Accuracy 80% by Adding Deep Learning

By   /  August 10, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Sensory Inc., a Silicon Valley-based company focused on improving the user experience and security of consumer electronics through state-of-the-art embedded voice and vision technologies, today announced TrulyHandsfree 4.0, the next evolution of the company’s extremely successful embedded small-footprint voice user interface platform. Compared to […]

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Machine Learning, Virtual Assistants, and the Value of Chit Chat

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Writing for TechRadar, Mary Branscombe recently noted, “Machine learning is improving everything from image and speech recognition to predicting when machinery will fail. It’s what makes Cortana smart enough to crack jokes and predict sports matches, as well as tell you when to leave early for your meeting because the traffic is […]

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Big Improvements in Speech Recognition Apps are Just Around the Corner

By   /  December 29, 2014  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Jack Clark of Bloomberg.com reports, “Chatting with a digital assistant is about as much fun as trying to reason with a stubborn child.”

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How To Really Hear The Voice of the Customer

By   /  November 14, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino There’s a whole lot of customer information out there, including the verbatim comments companies record as part of customer call center surveys or other voice-based interactions. At Verizon Wireless, for example, more than 190 million customers call in daily, weekly and monthly, and sound bites from them during after-call surveys, each a […]

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Halloween Scares Of Another Variety

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino What could be scarier than a haunted house on Halloween, packed with ghouls, axe murderers and the standard array of blood and guts? Well, maybe the real fright night lies with technology. Consider the following scares that might just send Michael Myers himself into a terror tizzy: Artificial intelligence. Tesla, Paypal and […]

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Big Data Review: What The Surveys Say

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Big Data has been getting its fair share of commentary over the last couple months. Surveys from multiple sources have commented on trends and expectations. The Semantic Web Blog provides some highlights here: From Accenture Anayltics’s new Big Success With Big Data report: There remain some gaps in what constitutes Big Data […]

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Apple’s Siri to Incorporate Neural Network?

By   /  July 3, 2014  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Wired’s Robert McMillan recently wrote, “…neural network algorithms are hitting the mainstream, making computers smarter in new and exciting ways. Google has used them to beef up Android’s voice recognition. IBM uses them. And, most remarkably, Microsoft uses neural networks as part of the Star-Trek-like Skype Translate, which translates what you say into another language […]

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