Society is integrating with A.I. more and more every day but many people don’t realize this. Alexa and Siri use voice recognition to find your favorite song, your navigation app is constantly learning faster and easier ways to get you home, and the customer service rep you’re chatting with online is probably a bot. Artificial Intelligence isn’t reserved for tech giants working in front of a computer all day long. Even industries that may not traditionally be seen as modern or cutting edge are using A.I. and machine learning technology.
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Buzzwords like machine learning, problem-solving, and cognitive intelligence might help drive clicks to an article, but leaders do not care about fluff. Leaders want answers to real-life problems like, what will help me increase my bottom line? What will integrating Artificial Intelligence technology look like in the everyday routine of my employees? Will this sophisticated technology drive alignment and make things simpler, or will it make things more confusing? Here are some straightforward, real-life applications of AI that all companies can profit from.
In today’s day and age, a majority of us have a general understanding of what Artificial Intelligence entails, whether it be from a computer science course in college or a Black Mirror episode. But what’s Natural Language Processing? Did you know you probably already use it every day?
NLP is sentiment analysis on Facebook or Twitter when you react to a post with a like, emoji, or comment. It’s the chatbots on the lower corner of a website offering customer support. It’s speech recognition used by voice assistants like Siri or Alexa. It’s machine translation tools like Google Translate.
Simply put, NLP is the science of programming machines to understand human language. Since most of us use at least one of these daily, we know they’re imperfect. Bridging the gap between digital data and human communication is extraordinarily complicated as language is full of contextual rules and inflictions that even humans misinterpret among each other.
Although it needs work to measure up to the human brain, it’s an invaluable tool that companies like us use every day. Here are a few examples of how organizations benefit from NLP.