About Talla

Posted by Matt McMillan on Jan 22, 2016 10:31:00 AM

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We build intelligent automated assistants for teams. More updates are coming soon—stay tuned, or contact us below.

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Topics: NLP

How Artificial Intelligence Already Impacts Your Life—and Where You'll See It Next

Posted by Brooke Torres on Jan 11, 2016 10:13:00 PM

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For a lot of people, the first thing that comes to mind when they hear 'artificial intelligence' is still some vision of a sci-fi universe. It seems unbelievable, magical, or (worst of all) terrifying. We get it—our industry doesn't always do the best job explaining the implications of AI breakthroughs on a mass scale. We're a big bunch of nerds, and we sometimes forget that not everyone is spending their free time digging through the same subreddits as we are. For instance, if you'd recently seen footage of a computer describing what's happening in a video in real-time, it might not seem that significant. But it's one of several huge milestones happening in AI, and what it really points to is the exponential expansion of possibilities. The reality is that machine learning has already showed up in a number of places in your life—whether you knew it or not. And the implications are only getting more awesome from here.

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Topics: AI

How We Approached The Allen A.I. Challenge on Kaggle

Posted by Rob May on Jan 11, 2016 11:11:00 AM

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When I started a machine intelligence company, the first thing a VC said to me was "You can't do it. There aren't enough good data scientists out there, and you won't be able to find any." He was wrong of course. But, I knew that as we went to raise money, VCs would ultimately ask about the team. How do I know that the Talla data science team is up to the task? The majority of VCs like to back teams that have Stanford engineering degrees, Harvard MBAs, and then a stint at Google or Facebook, but I prefer to hire weirdos, and I knew VCs wouldn't accept them on their credentials alone, because I'm not hiring the kind of person they want. So one way to get around this VC question was to do some sort of task that shows we have a good team. And that is why we decided to participate in the Allen A.I. Challenge on Kaggle. This post is about how we approached that problem.

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Topics: Deep Learning, NLP