Maluuba uses Harry Potter to improve artificial language comprehension

Share this: Machine learning company Maluuba, with headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario and a research office in Montreal, has applied an algorithm to the text of J.K. Rowling’s bestselling novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, along with several hundred other children’s stories, to read text in such a way that it can then answer questions afterward. Maluuba has also just announced the opening of an R&D lab in Montreal, staffed by Yoshua Bengio of the Université de Montréal’s Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA) in partnership with reinforcement learning expert Richard Sutton from the Alberta Innovates Centre for Machine Learning, to make advances in the fields of Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and artificial intelligence (AI). Taking a deep learning approach, Maluuba trained its algorithm to approach the Harry Potter text…


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