Artificial Intelligence Luminary to Deliver Original Research on “How Machines Understand Text – Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning In Practice” to Los Angeles Chief Technology Officers Forum
Los Angeles, CA. August 31, 2017 – Dr. Michael Housman, Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist of RapportBoost.AI, a Los Angeles based start-up that applies Artificial Intelligence to Conversational Commerce, will speak at the September 28 LA CTO Forum/CrossCut Ventures joint event.
Entitled “How Machines Understand Text – Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning in Practice,” the program will explore opportunities that businesses have to apply machine learning solutions and boost key performance indicators by understanding unstructured data.
“The LA CTO Forum provides great learning, networking and career opportunities to the Los Angeles tech community,” says Dr. Housman.
“RapportBoost is excited to help and to be a growing part of Silicon Beach.” He adds, “We are actively hiring data scientists and software engineers in Los Angeles.”
Dr. Housman will present a case study to highlight these main themes:
- How to identify the technologies available for natural language processing; what they do, what are their limits, what alternatives exist, and where to start.
- How to outline the key challenges, especially as companies start working on new opportunities.
- How to get over the cold start problem and find existing sources of data to help bootstrap the learning processes.
- How to identify the differences in text from different sources (including transcribed text) and their impact on solutions.
“RapportBoost.AI is a great example of the smart use of Natural Language Processing,” says Dr. Tony Karrer, Lead Organizer of LA CTO Forum. “Our membership and the greater LA tech community is looking forward to learning from him.”
Details on the program are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-machines-understand-text-nlp-machine-learning-in-practice-tickets-36982923921.
Before RapportBoost.AI, Dr. Housman spent 10 years building analytics platforms for early stage technology companies and engaged in groundbreaking academic research that was profiled by such media outlets as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Atlantic. He received his A.M. and Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Managerial Science from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his A.B. from Harvard University.
RapportBoost.AI is an Artificial Intelligence and Conversational Commerce company that works with online brands to optimize live chat sales conversations between visitors and agents. RapportBoost.AI’s clients can expect to see a significant lift in their web conversion rates, average order size, lifetime customer value, retention rates, and customer satisfaction scores from its machine learning solutions. RapportBoost.AI’s platform can be configured to measure and improve any chat-related outcome important to an online brand. Learn more about how to optimize live chat sales for your brand from the team at RapportBoost.AI.