Leeds List - 5 Emerging Technologies That Are Going to Change the Way We Do Business

20 May 2021

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First published: 18 March 2021

Advances in natural language processing (NLP), particularly for use in mobile applications, is changing the way business is done. NLP allows apps to recognise and interpret what humans are saying. “Previously it was only able to recognise single words, but now it is becoming powerful enough to understand the context of words in phrases,” Gabrielle Earnshaw, Principal Consultant at Infinity Works told us.

This means we’re getting closer to the reality of user interfaces being conversational, rather than having to type specific information into fiddly text boxes. The aim is to make apps smarter, by automatically analysing what content means and taking action from that. “This will make it much easier for us to work on our mobile devices, rather than needing to reach for our laptop every time we need to do something,” Gabrielle explained…