Robert Munro

Robert Munro
CEO, Idibon

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Big data for a better world! Rob is the CEO of Idibon, who are tackling the problem of extracting information from unstructured speech and text in the world’s connected languages—all 5000 of them. His background includes building infrastructure in Sierra Leone and Liberia, running crowdsourced translation platforms for Haiti, and work in language processing technologies that support a number of Silicon Valley search-engines and start-ups. He has a PhD from Stanford University.

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Design Ballroom CD
Robert Munro (Idibon)
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The majority of the world's data is now unstructured, non-English text. How can we extract useful information from it? Many of our assumptions about English do no carry over to other languages. This talk will give a high-level overview of how languages vary, what current language technologies can (and cannot) achieve, and how we can process and visualize this information at scale. Read more.

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