|Bloomsbury AI has been created in 2015, and participated in the 6th cohort of the Entrepreneur First accelerator. The founding team are internationally recognised researchers and engineers in machine learning and natural language processing. In the past, they authored more than 60 patents, 200 peer-reviewed publications.|
"Today, much of the world's knowledge is communicated through natural language, through documents or speech. Natural language is hard for computers to understand, so technology hasn't so far been able to give immediate and direct access to this knowledge - even with search it can still take too long, or it can be too difficult, to get the answers you need when you need them. Our mission is to solve this problem - everyone should be able to ask any question and get the answer immediately. We've started off by building an AI that reads text documents and answers questions about their contents (called Cape). You can use Cape on your own documents or website, so that users of your knowledge can get immediate answers to their questions. We're going to use what we learn from this version to improve our AI, so that it can answer more questions - even ones that require elements of reasoning and synthesis. Eventually we want to be able to answer any question that requires reading better than a human."