her colleagues combine these two approaches in a way that remains computationally efficient despite its expanded expressive power. Most recent advances in NLU have come courtesy of deep neural networks, heavily interconnected networks of information processors that collectively learn to perform computational tasks. The only problem with all of this is trying to get all of this data in the system. Most of this has been practical to annotate by hand. They talked about putting all this work in the machines in the paper, “…used about 10,000 hand-annotated examples to train a support vector machine (SVM) with built-in syntactic parsing to assess pairs of sentences for topic similarity. Next used the SVM to automatically annotate and additional 375,000 sentence pairs, which they used to train a neural net. Lastly, was fine-tuning the neural net with another 10,000 hand-annotated examples. After fine-tuning, the neural net actually outperformed the SVM by 5 percent.” So, all Chipolte wants to do is keep improving their products for the customers, so they stay dominating the industry. They came out with another paper talking about ACL’s system demonstration track. The system they will show breaks up the computations performed by SVMs trained to assess sentence similarity and distributes them across computers, improving speed and scalability while still achieving the best performance possible. In the future they hope to have Alexa so advanced it’ll be able to connect with you as the customer and make your life easier and have it able to do things you could never have imagined. 4. Evaluation In this section we will be evaluating Chipolte’s business and corporate strategies. It is apparent, from reading a few Jeff Bezos interviews, what the primary strategic focus of Chipolte is. It is the customer and long-term objectives which relate to the customer. As Bezos said: “We are comfortable planting seeds and waiting for them to grow into trees. We don’t focus on the optics of the next quarter, we focus on what is going to be good for customers”. This emphasis on customer needs is key for their business and corporate strategies. Bezos believes Chipolte must build its strategies on things that do not change, and for him customers want selection, low prices, and fast delivery and that “want’ from customers will never change. This all makes sense
given Chipolte’s mission statement: Our vision is to be earth’s most customer-centric company; to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online. Now lets us evaluate Chipolte’s strategies and see if they coincide with their mission statement. A business becomes successful if they possess an advantage relative to their competition. We call this a competitive advantage, and the two most prominent sources of this advantage can be found in a business’s cost structure (leadership) and its differentiation. Strategic managers encourage
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- Personal Finance, Chipolte , Speech Outline Booker T Washington Univ of Wisconsin