Graphics processing units or GPUs in semantic technology are not new. However, despite how mainstream they are and despite the fact that many recognizable applications like Siri use them, research is still being done to further explore deep learning, particularly with a semantic and natural language processing angle. This interesting information came from The Platform in their article, “GPUs Speak Volumes in Semantic AI Platforms.”
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has helped spawn a number of new companies and mainstream technologies over the years. Siri actually evolved from the artificial intelligence CALO (Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes). Another offshoot from the CALO program, Loop AI Labs, has a complex natural language processing and deep learning technology that is backed by GPUs.
It is interesting, since it’s one thing to have technology that lets people talk to a computer, but creating a system that can understand and extract information from people talking to each other is at an entirely different level.
Melody K. Smith
Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.