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42Maru Introduces Language AI Technology at AWS TechShift
42Maru Preparing for Expansion into European Markets
42Maru Introduces Language AI Technology at AWS TechShift
  • By Kim Eun-jin
  • October 18, 2019, 14:42
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42Maru, a startup specializing in question-answering artificial intelligence (AI), announced on Oct. 17 that it has introduced the “Language Agnostic AI Platform“ in "AWS TechShift" held at El Tower, Seoul.

Clients and partners of AWS from around the globe gathered at the event to announce new opportunities in cloud computing. Startups such as 42Maru also showcased new developments.

At its core, 42Maru's technology is a “Deep Semantic QA Platform” that accurately understands the user's intention of question and derives a single correct answer from massive amounts of unstructured data, offered in a Software as a Service model.

In his presentation, 42Maru CEO Kim Dong-whan introduced the system architecture of the deep semantic QA platform, the AWS services used, and commercial applications. From the suite of services that AWS includes, 42Maru uses the ‘Amazon SageMaker‘ that helps easily build and manage machine learning (ML) models‚ ‘Amazon Comprehend‘ for natural language processing, “Amazon Transcribe” for automatic speech recognition (ASR) service and ‘Amazon Polly‘ for text conversion service.

A key differentiator for 42Maru‘s Deep Semantic QA platform is that it is “language agnostic“ and “domain agnostic,“ giving clients flexibility across multiple geographies in different business applications. Not only is it possible to provide multilingual support that does not depend on a specific language, but its capabilities span across a diverse range of industries including finance, communications, automobiles.

Kim said, "Our recent partnership with a large automotive manufacturer in Singapore means applying the Deep Semantic QA platform to a new industry, as well as to Singapore English, which has different language characteristics than American English." He added, "42Maru is preparing for expansion into European markets, bringing its technology to life for new and exciting customer experiences."