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Harness the Power of QA Systems for Chatbots and Virtual Assistants

How we communicate with retailers, banks, healthcare providers, and colleagues has evolved tremendously. This year at ACTIVATE, we’re exploring the foundational search systems and features powering chatbots and virtual assistants. Hear from speakers at Healthwise, Mountain Fog, and Lucidworks on the fundamental elements of these next-generation applications.

[This is your last week to register and save $400 on your pass. Check out the full agenda and read some of the talk highlights below.]

Healthwise: Building a Health QA Chabot with Solr

Join software engineer, Dan Ray, as he discusses the challenges of health-domain spell checking and consumer terminology. Learn how Solr can be used to answer questions using consumer-friendly health content and a medically precise taxonomy. Dan will cover the essential elements for a health QA chatbot, including the use of entity recognition, a concept vocabulary, and unstructured content. Read up on QA systems and chatbots before this session on September 11th at 1:30pm.

Mountain Fog: Leveraging Neural Networks and Learning-to-Rank in Document Workflows

Learn how neural networks, natural language processing, and learning-to-rank can be applied to drive a positive workflow outcome. Consultant Jeff Zemerick will explain how these emerging technologies and tools can be applied in fields dominated by highly technical text to provide feedback to authors, boost document quality, and create efficiency. Join this session on September 11th at 2:20pm.

Lucidworks: Question Answering and Virtual Assistants with Deep Learning

AI Research Engineer, Salva Kalbachou, will demo Lucidworks question answering systems and show how they can be integrated with a chatbot. He’ll review common implementation issues and limitations, such as lack of training data, query time performance of dense vectors search, answer span selection, and more. Learn how to enrich your products with deep learning powered question answering systems and chatbots. Attend Salva’s talk on September 11th at 3:20pm. 

Women in Search and AI Lunch, Hosted by Getty Images and Lucidworks

Connect with experienced technology leaders including Lucidworks Chief People Officer, Ellen Petry Leanse and SAS Senior Manager of IT Operations, Alex Flynn, during this Thursday lunch session. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from experts and network with peers. Join them on September 12th at 12:15pm.

Explore the full ACTIVATE agenda here and be sure to register by July 26 to save $400 on your pass. 

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