42Maru at AWS TechShift 2019

42Maru introduces language-agnostic artificial intelligence technology at AWS TechShift

Oct. 18, 2019, noon

QA (Question Answering) Artificial Intelligence Startup 42Maru participated in "AWS TechShift" held at El Tower in Seocho-gu, Seoul on the 17th of October 2019 and introduced 42Maru’s “ Language Agnostic Artificial Intelligence Platform”.

This event was an introduction to Amazon Web Services (AWS) as well as partner programs for the cloud software platform. Announcements from partners that are currently doing business on the AWS cloud were made as well as AWS' application as a backbone for a successful global software business.

D.K. Dongwhan Kim - CEO of 42Maru, announced at the event the "Development of Language Agnostic Artificial Intelligence Platform using AWS AI / ML service". 42Maru offers a “Deep Semantic QA Platform” as a service-based software (SaaS, Software as a Service) that accurately understands the user's intention of question and derives a single correct answer from massive amounts of unstructured data.

In his presentation, D.K. Kim introduced the system architecture of the deep semantic QA platform, the AWS services used, and some commercial cases. 42Maru mainly use AWS services such as an 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.

In particular, one of the strengths of 42Maru‘s Deep Semantic QA platform is that it is "language-agnostic" and "domain-agnostic". Not only is it possible to provide multilingual support that does not depend on a specific language, but it is also possible to support multiple industrial fields with minimal learning data such as communications, automobiles, and finance. In fact, 42Maru is building services not only in Korea but also outside that can be used in different industrial sectors.

“Our current project in Singapore means applying the Deep Semantic QA platform to a new industry (automotive), as well as to Singaporean English, which has different language characteristics than American English. " D.K. Kim said, "42Maru will expand its global services quickly based on the deep semantic QA platform implemented in SaaS form."