It’s Time to Recalibrate Our AI Expectations

I can still remember the first time I used Alexa. It’s crystal clear in my head: I said, “Alexa, play Take On Me and a few seconds later A-ha’s synthy drums kicked in. It was one of the few times in my life that artificial intelligence has left me speechless. It was a real-world version … Read more

How It Works and Where It’s Headed

Current chatbots tend to be awkward and even agonizing to use, limited to answering a set of simple queries — often incorrectly. But what if a chatbot could be designed to support more complex and multistep tasks, such as organizing a daily schedule or pinpointing a fault lurking inside a complex mechanical device? Conversational AI … Read more

6 Best Practices for NLP Implementation

Recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning have made natural language processing so powerful that the latest models have outpaced human performance in current standard data sets. In education, we’ve seen the use of NLP in many effective ways, from machine translation and helping students improve their writing skills, to enhancing learning experiences. For … Read more