This week we feature articles from Gary Marcus and Daniel Tunkelang.
News comes from Access Innovations, Brightspot, Super .AI, and Indico Data.
We’ll be off next week, back the week after.
Opinion / Analysis
Deep learning is hitting a wall
There has always been a healthy skepticism that deep learning would take us to artificial general intelligence (AGI). But the genuinely amazing things that can be accomplished with the combination of deep learning, big data, and computing power led to a lazy optimism. Fortunately, that is changing, and it is increasingly clear that deep learning alone is insufficient to accomplish much of what is expected. Gary Marcus provides historical and recent context and makes a case for a neurosymbolic hybrid approach. Not too technical.
Content classification and annotation offer useful approaches for content understanding, recognizing whether a piece of content is about a particular topic or mentions a particular entity. But most content exists in a space that is too rich to reduce to classification and annotation. A document is more than a category and a bag of entities. For content understanding to be worthy of the name, it needs to embrace the richness of the content it represents… A more granular approach to content understanding focuses on the similarity between documents.
Daniel Tunkelang’s latest post in his series on content understanding techniques. A bit technical.
- Mozilla’s vision for the evolution of the Web A review of what’s good, what’s not, and how to improve it. via Mozilla
- You can help… Making WebViews work for the Web, via W3C
- Promising… EU, US agree on Privacy Shield enhancements, via The Register
- Deal on Digital Markets Act: EU rules to ensure fair competition and more choice for users, but there are concerns about what it means for encryption. via EU Parliament
Content technology news
Indico Data updates its Unstructured Data Platform
To drive efficiency and accelerate automation and intelligent document processing (IDP) initiatives using unstructured data.
Brightspot and ethinking partner to deliver CMS transformation
Brightspot CMS with ethinking’s of ‘XP Layer’ headless low-code software provides an interface between data sources and content channels.
Access Innovations announces Video/Audio to Text to Tagging solution for video transcript search
A “point in time” search allows users to find the precise time within the video/audio where the speaker discusses a specific topic.
Super.AI updates its Unstructured Data Processing platform
Unifies intelligent document processing (IDP), human-in-the-loop (HITL), redaction, and processing of any data type.
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