Put AI to work
June 26-27, 2017: Training
June 27-29, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Francisco Webber

Francisco Webber
CEO and Co-founder, Cortical.io


Francisco Webber is co-founder and CEO of Cortical.io, a company that develops natural language understanding solutions for analyzing the big text data of large enterprises. The solutions are based on the actual meaning, rather than on statistical occurrences, of text.
Francisco’s interest in information technology developed during his medical studies, when he was involved in medical data processing. Over two decades he explored search engine technologies and documentation systems in different contexts but became increasingly frustrated with the limitations of statistical methods.
Francisco recognized that the brain was the only high-performing system when it came to natural language understanding. While closely following developments in neuroscience, he formulated his theory of Semantic Folding, which models how the brain processes language data. In 2011, he co-founded Cortical.io to apply the principles of cerebral processing to machine learning and text processing and solve real-world use cases related to big data.


4:50pm5:30pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Verticals and applications
Location: Sutton South/Regent Parlor Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Financial services, Machine Learning, Natural Language
Francisco Webber (Cortical.io)
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Financial industries are under increased pressure due to regulations that demand extended information management capabilities. Information largely consists of text data, which forces companies to increase headcount to keep up with the growing workload. Francisco Webber demonstrates how Cortical.io’s semantic folding, a neuroscience-based approach to NLU, helps automate these uses cases. Read more.