Siri: Natural Language Understanding
Alok will discuss the evolution of Siri’s Natural Language Understanding: from a rule based system in its early days to its current use of state-of-the art deep learning techniques.
Alok is a Machine Learning Engineer at Siri (Apple). At Siri, he works on formulating machine learning models that understand and interpret natural language. Before joining Siri, Alok has conducted research in wide range of areas across NLP, IR and ML at various research labs worldwide. His work has been published at top conferences. He also published a non-fiction best seller 'Game Changers' chronicling successful change-makers from IIT, his alma mater. Alok has a masters degree in Language Technologies from Carnegie Mellon and a undergraduate degree from IIT Kharagpur.