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Legal, finance and medical industries could benefit from new reading AI, says NextAI academic director

Jan 19, 2018

A new reading AI that beat humans for the first time in one of the world’s most difficult reading comprehension tests could have a significant impact on various industries, says the academic director of NextAI.

“This type of technology could allow a system to rapidly find the correct answer to a question posed by a customer,” explains Graham Taylor, who is also a machine learning and software engineering associate professor from the University of Guelph and a member of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. “Any industry that relies on humans reading or search large databases of text could potentially benefit. This includes the legal, finance, and medical industries.”

Another specific example, says Taylor, is converting free-form, unstructured documents into an organized document.

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