The Road and Rewards of the Early Adopters of NLP for Intelligence: The Story of Unit 8200

Natural language processing technology was the single most disruptive event during my term as head of 8200. I’ll talk about how my unit came to leverage NLP technology to exponentially increase its capacity to make use of more data and enable more players to analyze raw data without the aid of linguists. Learn how we overcame the human and institutional barriers to a digital transformation, and the motivations of the early adopters who saw huge payoffs in team morale and productivity when they risked going all in. This is the story of Unit 8200’s metamorphosis from a manual and semi-automated enterprise to an analytical-based enterprise transforming data into knowledge.