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From the Editor: Reimagining Enterprise Search with Machine Learning

Search is the ultimate data interaction experience for end users. For decades, the enterprise space attempted to build search products that could rival the “Google experience” in consumer markets. The enterprise search space has grown to tens of billions of dollars with exciting newcomers such as Elastic or Algolia. However, despite the progress, most enterprise search products still remain stuck in the keyword search experience of the early 2000s. Can artificial intelligence(AI) change that?

The emergence of deep learning and disciplines such as natural language understanding(NLU) opens the door to new posibilities in the enterprise search space. Deep learning methods could enable queries in natural language or infering relationships between documents. This week, Amazon took a step at reimagining the enterprise search experience using deep learning witht the introduction of Kendra, a new service that uses natural languages to search documents across heterogenous sources. Beyond the individual release, Kendra is a stepping stone towards a new generation of enterprise search technologies with AI as a first class citizen.

Now let’s take a look at the core developments in AI research and technology this week:

AI Research

AI to Detect Hate Speech

Researchers from Facebook AI Research(FAIR) published an insightful blog post detailing AI advancements that can help detect hate speech.

>Read more in this blog post from the FAIR team

Accelerating Neural Network Training

Google Research published a paper proposing a method for speeding up the training of deep neural networks by better leveraging available datasets.

>Read more in this blog post from Google Research

Better Predictions for Self-Driving Cars

The Waymo team published a new paper detailing VectorNet, a vision analysis model that enable rapid decision making in self-driving vehicles.

>Read more in this blog post from the Waymo engineering team

Cool AI Tech Releases

AWS Kendra

Amazon unveiled Kendra, a new AI-based enterprise search service.

>Read more in this blog post from the AWS team

Uber’s OED Framework

Uber open sourced its optimal experiment design(OED) built on top of its Pyro probabilistic programming stack

>Read more in this blog post from the Uber engineering team

AI Startups and Relevant News

Intel Capital Beats Big on AI

A recent report shows that Intel Capital has deployed over $130 million in 11 AI startups.

>Read more in this coverage from VentureBeat

AI to Replace Business Consultants

Enterprise AI startup FortressIQ raises $30 million to streamline business processes with AI.

>Read more in this coverage with TechCrunch

AI-Based Enterprise Translation

Lilt, an enterprise translation startup, raised $25 million to expand its platform and corresponding AI research.

>Read more in this coverage from Crunchbase

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