December 31st, 2015
(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Obviously, I have written a lot about this subject during the year. See my post “What happens when the Board Of Directors begins to panic“.
To date, commercial NLP research has been focused on understanding the many ways people say commands like, “Set my alarm for 7 am tomorrow” or “Find a good pizza place nearby.” To unlock the power of conversational computing, new technology is required that extracts semantics across multi-turn natural language exchanges, and maintains contextual understanding over time. With conversational AI, people can accomplish transactions that would be impossible with today’s command based virtual agents.