KEYNOTE: Making Markets: The Advance of NLP
October 11th 2017 07:00 - 07:30
Natural language processing helps machines understand people, and NLP helps people direct machines. The technologies – applied in search, research, social/media analysis, translation, bots and interfaces, and more – are diverse, sophisticated, and increasingly ubiquitous. NLP innovation is driven by the tech giants – Google, Facebook, Baidu, IBM – by startups, many launched out of academia. Business- and tech-focused solution providers make a significant contribution. There is no shortage of opportunity, but to realize it, you have to stay on top of market developments. Making Markets will survey recent years' NLP tech and market advances and discuss opportunities. It will focus on commercialization in the U.S. market – what works, what's missing, and how international providers can compete. The topic is the advance of NLP and of LT-Innovate member interests in what has been the world's most dynamic market.