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Why we built a self-writing Wikipedia

Amy Heineike (Primer)
9:35–9:50 Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Impact of AI on Business and Society
Location: King's Suite
Secondary topics:  Text, Language, and Speech

Human-generated knowledge bases like Wikipedia have excellent precision but poor recall. Amy Heineike explains how Primer created a self-updating knowledge base that can track factual claims in unstructured text and describe what it learns in human-readable text.

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Amy Heineike

Primer

Amy Heineike is the vice president of product engineering at Primer, where she leads teams to build machines that read and write text leveraging NLP, NLG, and a host of other algorithms to augment human analysts. Previously, she built out technology for visualizing large document sets as network maps at Quid. A Cambridge mathematician who previously worked in London modeling cities, Amy is fascinated by complex human systems and the algorithms and data that help us understand them.

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