Bloomberg Tech Talk: Better autocorrect and translation through scalable systems
Wonder why your cell phone autocorrect makes mistakes or translation apps produce confusing output? These systems learn from text and, generally, larger text produces better quality. Trillions of words of text are available on the web, but traditional approaches were only able to use billions of words. This talk is about scaling models to the web, fun with machines that have 1 TB RAM each, and how Bloomberg is improving news through translation.