Tag Archive: NLP

04.6.18

NLP Leads the Way as Healthcare AI Market Explodes

The global market for artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare will expand by a factor of 12 over five years, led by natural language processing technology (NLP) used for processing medical data, according to the market research firm ReportsnReports.com. The AI healthcare market is set to rise to nearly $8 billion in 2022, up from $667.1…

04.4.18

Startup Takes Market Research to the Next Level with AI

Market research firms use a range of techniques to gauge consumer views—such as survey forms and phone interviews. However, such methods often present an incomplete and inaccurate picture, with consumer responses reflecting their views of just one moment in time—or indicating their aspirations rather than the realities of their views and habits. However, one startup…

AI Voice Assistant 02.26.18

App Uses AI to Create Voice Assistant

One of the reasons why text-based forms of communication are popular is their searchability; it’s easy to use search tools to comb through written words and find specific keywords and phrases. However, when it comes to spoken words, this kind of automated searching was impossible—until now. A new app launched in February makes it easy…

AI for Sign Language 02.16.18

Startup Devises Translation Solution for Sign Language

It seems that every new day brings a new advancement in AI translation technology, with algorithms continually adding support for new languages or enhancing the accuracy of their interpretations. However, all these advancements have one thing in common: They are limited to interpreting spoken tongues. However, one startup is bringing AI translation to the realm…

01.12.18

Chatbots Learn Words as They Dialogue

Japanese university researchers have devised an artificial intelligence system that can learn new words by interacting with users, potentially enhancing speech-oriented applications like chatbots, according to the Digital Journal. Scientists at Osaka University have developed a technology called “lexical acquisition through implicit confirmation.” This method allows computers to infer the definition of a new, unrecognized…

Chat-bot Challenges AI 01.2.18

Chatbots Present Challenges and Opportunities for Call Centers

With chatbots experiencing widespread adoption in virtually every industry, call centers may appear to be headed the way of the dinosaur. However, by getting on top of the chatbot craze, call centers may be able to survive and even thrive in the artificial intelligence era, according to one software CEO. Call centers can turn over…

Customer Discovery 12.29.17

Natural Language Processing Automates Customer Discovery

Every new company believes it has a better mousetrap to offer the world. However, customers are unlikely to beat a path to a startup’s door on their own, requiring companies to undergo the challenging procedure of identifying customers and gathering their product feedback. To assist with this process—known as customer discovery—startup ScopeAI is offering a…

10.3.17

Zoom Adds Transcription to Conferencing Solution

Workers tired of having to take notes to chronicle their teleconferences now have a better solution: automated transcription from Zoom Video Communications. Zoom, which provides cloud-based video and web conferencing services, is offering a new feature called Recording Transcripts. Recording Transcripts transcribes the speech from a conference recording into text. The text is searchable, allowing…

09.14.17

Voice Analysis to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease within Seconds

Meet Ludwig, a two-foot-tall robot that can determine whether people are showing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in less than one minute simply by listening to their voices. Developed by Canadian firm WinterLight Labs, Ludwig uses proprietary voice analysis algorithms to pick up on subtle cues that reveal signs of Alzheimer’s, as reported by The Telegraph….

Baidu Text to Speech Recognition 06.2.17

Baidu’s Text-to-Speech Technology Does Perfect Voice Impressions

The capability to detect and emulate slight differences in accents and voice characteristics is a fundamental human trait that allows people to understand social identity and fit in with different groups. However, systems like digital assistants often come up short when it comes to understanding and conveying these subtleties. Enter Chinese internet giant Baidu Inc.,…