Menu

Natural language processing for next-generation AI

It's not easy being a robot. For natural language processing to work, robots have to process, understand, and reference input against a ridiculous amount of data and create an intelligible response—in milliseconds. Give them a break with AI/ML data solutions that help remove bottlenecks and accelerate your data pipeline from edge to core to cloud.

a scientist communicating with a robot

What is natural language processing?

Natural language processing—also known as NLP. Also known as conversational AI. Also known as talking robots. Whatever you call it, it's an application of machine learning that trains computer programs to understand human speech. According to Gartner, by 2022, up to 70% of people will be interacting with conversational AI platforms on a daily basis.

Why NetApp for NLP

For real-time natural language processing, data must be able to flow quickly and freely throughout each step of your data pipeline. With  NetApp® ONTAP® AI powered by NVIDIA DGX systems and NetApp cloud-connected all-flash storage systems, massive, state-of-the-art language models can be trained and optimized to perform inference rapidly.

Blue wavy tape
orange broken sphare

Conversational AI: easier said than done

Over time, the size of conversational AI models has grown to millions or billions of parameters. The more data, the more accurate the model. Training models of this size can take weeks of compute time and requires the best-of-the-best machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) frameworks. To do it well, you must plan to shift from a tactical to a strategic use of natural language.

three yellow polygons stacked

Increase productivity

Provide automated support 24/7 to handle simple requests, while customer service teams respond to other concerns more quickly and reduce resolution times.

Improve customer experience

Virtual agents powered by conversational AI can deliver information faster and more accurately than humans.

Accelerate innovation

With AI, you can detect fraud, optimize the supply chain, and provide innovative products and services.

Reduce costs

Customer care can be a huge cost. Virtual assistants can handle more requests faster – and when trained right, can improve relevance, accuracy, and complexity over time.

AI industry solutions from NetApp

Conversational AI is revolutionizing business in every industry with applications like virtual agents, chatbots, and assistants. Take a look at some of the industries we serve.

a doctor working on medical monitors

AI speech recognition for healthcare

Analyze speech patterns to detect neurocognitive injuries such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. Voice assistants can help patients schedule appointments and follow-up tests.

financial building

Financial services and AI

NLP and recommender systems can replace manual processes that financial institutions use to turn unstructured data into usable forms.

robotic arms working in a factory

Automotive voice recognition

NLP can enable voice recognition for passengers as they talk to their vehicles, get directions, and more.

Ask our AI solution specialists your question

Sometimes you just want to get your specific questions answered, fast. So we’ve opened a direct access channel to our AI solution specialists. This channel does not route to or through sales--when you’re ready to talk, they’ll be standing by. But right now, we want to help you get on the fast track to solving your challenges.

People working together

NetApp AI solutions and open-source software

Leverage the complete portfolio of NetApp® AI solutions to support everything you need to accelerate your data pipeline.

Next steps

NetApp Keystone: Lower the risk, increase the liberation

NetApp Keystone™ provides flexible pay-as-you-go cloud consumption models—whether you build or buy, on your premises or in the public cloud. And always on your own terms.

Services

Learn how NetApp Services can help you streamline your path to AI adoption.

Support

Whatever your support needs, we're always ready to help—all day, every day.

Documentation

Visit our AI technical documentation library for instructions, resources, and answers.

Email our AI specialists directly

I agree with NetApp privacy policy and I understand that I can unsubscribe from NetApp communications at any time or manage my preferences.