Natural language processing explained

From a friend on Facebook:

Me: Alexa please remind me my morning yoga sculpt class is at 5:30am.

Alexa: I have added Tequila to your shopping list.

We talk to our devices, and sometimes they recognize what we are saying correctly. We use free services to translate foreign language phrases encountered online into English, and sometimes they give us an accurate translation. Although natural language processing has been improving by leaps and bounds, it still has considerable room for improvement.

My friend’s accidental Tequila order may be more appropriate than she thought. ¡Arriba!

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from InfoWorld Big Data