Every time you Google something, you’re benefiting from web scraping, the automated process of extracting data from websites. Looking for the best airfare? Cheapest hotel? Yep, many of those price trackers that make your vacation affordable run on web scraping. But Priceline and Kayak don’t let you peer behind the coding curtain.
We had a lot of fun in Part 1, exploring Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and brainstorming ways it can help business harness unstructured data to work smarter. But now we’re moving into the nitty-gritty. What’s technically possible, and who’s currently doing it best?
Most companies are drowning in phone calls, social media posts, emails, audio and video. Like podcasts, all this unstructured data contains good info. It’s trying to tell you something, but it’s trapped in a form that doesn’t easily lend itself to data analysis. Artificial intelligence helps you liberate your data, organize it, and put it to use.
5 minute read Pizza is wonderful. In part, because it’s so versatile. From the classic cheese and pepperoni, to the deep dish of Chicago, to the highbrow arugula and prosciutto, and of course, the ever-controversial ham and pineapple. The possibilities are endless! Although, if you’re one of those “pineapple and ham” people, we may need…