• Oleena Mak

Episode 22: Can artificial intelligence simplify complex jargon?

Updated: Mar 5

The Ask AI interview with Melissa Kargiannakis, Founder & CEO, Skritswap

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Almost half of Canadian and American adults (aged 18-65) have literacy levels considered as low, meaning that they can read, but not well enough to fill an online job application.

When you hit over the age of 65, that number doubles. Our literacy level changes over the course of our lives and organizations must understand the importance of making language accessible for their employees and customers.

Tune in to this episode of the Ask AI podcast and learn how Melissa Kargiannakis, founder and CEO of Skritswap, the Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario based startup, helps organizations simplify the way they communicate by applying artificial intelligence to complex documents and jargon in order to make language clear, accessible and easy-to-understand.

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Episode highlights

  • Melissa's perspective on Open AI's GPT-3 and opportunities for SkritSwap

  • Skritswap's newly patented Clarity Score and how it redefines the measure of readability

  • How Skritswap built the largest human tag sentence corpus in the world with their data sets

  • The importance for Canadian companies to patent their technology

  • Melissa's various roles in the accessibility and language community and her impact as a Board Member/Vice Chair

Episode links

Skripswap website

Skripswap Twitter

Skripswap’s Online Readability and Clarity Score

Melissa on Linkedin

Melissa on Twitter

Episode credits

Sponsors: Microsoft Canada and Cinchy Chatbot partner: Ada Support Executive Producer: Chris McLellan Host: Jaxson Khan Assistant Producers: Oleena Mak and Kristin Riddell Original music: Mike LeTourneau

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