Curated for content, computing, and digital experience professionals

Month: February 2019

Gilbane Advisor 2-27-19 — Language models, dev workflow, integration and DX

Better language models and their implications

OpenAI reports results using an unsupervised language model that generates coherent paragraphs of text. The examples are impressive. An additional reason to check this post and their site is the decision not to share the full models because of concerns they will be used for malicious purposes. This seems well-intended but is controversial. Read More

Google Translate & Wittgenstein

While we’re on the topic of language models. I love it when philosophers get credit, and this example is a favorite. In this quick read, Olivia Goldhill does a great job explaining how Google Translate, and other neural networking based natural language applications, are a manifestation of Wittgenstein’s theory of language. Read More

How fast can you go from structured content to working front-end?

Experienced content strategists and web developers know that collaborating as early as possible is the safest and fastest route to success. Chris Atherton shares a short engaging case study that is useful for educating nontechnical colleagues on why early iterative collaboration is important even for “simple projects”. Read More

Google, Dropbox, and the “one-window test”

Scott Brinker on platforms, integration, and DX. The same test, and advice, is useful when building your own non-SaaS, or mixed, systems.

“Does X integrate with Y?” is a deceptively oversimplified yes/no question. In the cloud, the answer is almost always “yes.” It’s kind of like calling a restaurant and asking if they combine ingredients together. Sure they do. But how tasty is the meal? How attentive is the service? How reasonable is the price? Read More

April 29 – May 1, 2019, Washington DC

Digital experience strategies, technologies, and practices, for marketing and the workplace.

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What’s your digital experience IQ (integration quotient)?

digital experience networking at Gilbane DX conference

Digital experience integration: learn & network

Technology and operational integration remain the most difficult and costly implementation issues for digital experience and digital transformation initiatives. Understanding the integration technologies and practices most critical for your project is a requirement for success.

This year in DC we are expanding our ability to help organizations with some of the most common integration challenges by co-locating with three events that focus on key components of digital experience strategies. These include CRM, natural language, speech, and chatbot technologies.

To encourage cross-discipline learning and networking there are “All Access” passes available for all conference attendees to attend sessions in the other events; and a combined technology showcase and networking events are available to all attendees.

Reserve your seat today and take advantage of four multi-track events in one location to up your DX “IQ” – integration quotient.

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