natural language processing

The state of natural language & conversational search in 2018

As human beings, we use our voices for conversation. When we interact with voice interfaces, therefore, our natural instinct is to apply the same rules that we would to a human conversation.

We expect to be understood, but more than this, we expect the entity we’re conversing with to remember the history of our conversation and understand the context of any following remarks.

Why is it so difficult to generate natural, native-sounding language?

AI has been receiving a lot of attention in the media lately as it finds increasingly more application in a number of industries.

This is especially exciting since improvements in neural machine translation (‘NMT’) now mean that it’s possible for numerous language combinations to often get translations that are not only intelligible, but actually quite good.