Google Cloud’s AI/ML stack to power Toronto firm’s NLP platform 

Google Cloud has announced a multi-year tech partnership with Toronto-based software firm Cohere in which Google Cloud’s artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) infrastructure will power Cohere’s natural language processing (NLP) platform. 

In its Nov. 17 announcement, Google Cloud said many of Cohere’s products will be developed and deployed on Cloud’s tensor processing units (TPUs), Google’s supercomputers that are optimized for large-scale ML, and power Google products like Translate, Photos, Search, Assistant, and Gmail. This will enable Cohere to broaden access to advanced large language models (LLMs) and NLP to more small businesses and large enterprises

“Leading companies around the world are using AI to fundamentally transform their business processes and deliver more helpful customer experiences,” said Thomas Kurian, chief executive officer of Google Cloud. “Our work with Cohere will make it easier and more cost-effective for any organization to realize the possibilities of AI with powerful NLP services powered by Google’s custom-designed Tensor Processing Units (TPUs).”

The technology allows clients to build products and services capable of understanding, processing, and generating language that’s similar to how humans communicate naturally using Cohere’s NLP models. Additionally, Cohere explained that with little coding, customers can fine-tune its models with proprietary datasets and integrate them into their products through an API.

The partnering organizations say that, with Cohere and Google Cloud’s technologies, they want to help enterprises of all sizes gain easy access to NLP technologies – from data analysis and semantic search, to voice assistants and chatbots – to unlock the value of the massive quantities of data they generate. 

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Born and raised in the capital city of India - Delhi - bounded by the river Yamuna on the west, Pragya has climbed the Himalayas, and survived medical professional stream in high school without becoming a patient or a doctor. Pragya now makes her home in Canada with her husband - a digital/online marketing fanatic who also loves to prepare beautiful, healthy and delicious meals for her. When she isn’t working or writing around tech, she’s probably watching art films on Netflix, or wondering whether she should cut her hair short or not. Can be contacted at psehgal@itwc.ca or 647.695.3494.

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