Google’s smart speaker, Google Home, has recently learned a new language. Launched at the end of June this year, Google Home is now speaking Spanish. As real as life itself, Spanish speakers can now listen to all summer hits without lifting a finger, or even look for restaurants nearby by indirectly saying, ‘Ok Google, tengo hambre’. This language update may serve to gain ground in the market of artificial intelligence-powered devices since Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world. Notwithstanding, Google Home's Spanish skills leave much to be desired. Bitext team has been testing it and, as a matter of fact, there is still room for improvement.
Although Machine Learning algorithms have been around since mid-20th century, this technology along with Deep Learning is the newest popular boy in town, with good reason. Due to recent advances in computing power and data availability, they're being more and more used to perform astonishing tasks.
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If you have been reading about chatbots for some time, you have probably heard of TechCrunch’s Messenger bot, which was awarded Best News Bot prize by ChatBottle, as it delivered news from their site and handled subscriptions to different topics, authors and sections efficiently.
When we are running a search, we want to find relevant results not only for the exact expression we typed on the search bar, but also for the other possible forms of the words we used. For example, it’s very likely we will want to see results containing the form “skirt” if we have typed “skirts” in the search bar.
Your data holds secrets. Uncovering them is absolutely essential to business success. But mining volumes of text-based data for insights poses a big resource challenge for companies, which is why text analytics tools have become so business critical. There are two different approaches in the market machine learning and deep linguistic analysis, as we mention in different articles. In this post, we will dig more in depth in both of them.