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I’m excited to announce our latest release for Lucidworks Fusion and our incredible Lucidworks AITM capabilities. We’ve got some game-changing features lined up, but let’s start by talking about AI and Large Language Models (LLMs).

Lucidworks Fusion + Generative AI

Lucidworks Fusion offers seamless integration with large language models (LLMs), opening up new opportunities in AI. With Lucidworks Fusion, you can now effortlessly connect with any LLM and leverage its capabilities to validate Generative AI (Gen AI) responses. This integration ensures that the AI-generated content remains grounded in truth and minimizes errors such as hallucinations. You can see an example of these capabilities in this demo.

Recent Gen AI tools such as Open AI’s ChatGPT and Google’s make AI search capabilities even more accessible and create new opportunities to build best-in-class digital experiences. Lucidworks Fusion integrates with LLMs to reduce time-to-value and connect the most advanced Gen AI technologies seamlessly. Clients rely on Lucidworks Fusion to create guardrails and enrichments, like security trimmings, data enrichment, content exclusion, and merchandising optimization. We aim to ensure you derive the utmost value from the latest AI technologies while keeping everything in check.

Lucidworks AI combines our existing AI technologies with innovative Gen AI solutions, AI orchestration capabilities, and expert services. We’re setting the bar high for commercially viable applications of AI in search experience management. We’re helping businesses accelerate time-to-value, deliver accurate generative AI responses, and provide personalized experiences.

Lucidworks AI now includes the following capabilities:

  • AI orchestration capabilities (*currently in closed beta) allow organizations to manage LLMs easily in a standardized place and way. This is made possible with LLM-powered keyword extraction, summaries, retrieval augmented generation, improved embeddings model training and deployment, and semantic vector search with pre-filtering, integrated with Lucidworks AI-hosted embeddings models.
  • Generative AI-based search enrichment solutions powered by integrations with LLMs.
  • Guardrails for LLM and generative AI, including controls, security trimmings, data enrichment, content exclusion, merchandising, and experience optimization.
  • Lucidworks AI expert services, model training, best practices, and AI benchmarking.

Browse and Search Solution Enhancements

Lucidworks announced these additional enhancements for the Fusion platform:

  • Neural Hybrid SearchTM: a cutting-edge search methodology combining semantic neural networks with traditional lexical search techniques within Managed Fusion. This unique approach analyzes keywords and the associated meaning to deliver highly accurate and relevant results. It’s an intelligent search experience that adapts to users’ needs like never before.
  • Smart RankTM: a new browsing solution that enables automatic personalization of the buyer experience based on industry, work type, or segmented region. Smart Rank drives higher conversion rates and speeds up the time-to-value for the result, category, and navigation pages. It’s all about ranking and presenting content and items that matter most to the shopper.
  • Signal Beacons, Actionable Insights, Consumption Monitoring: enhancements to search signal beacons, actionable insights capabilities, and consumption status monitoring. These upgrades make enterprise search experience management simpler for our clients.

Mike Sinoway, CEO, said the following about this release, “The advances we’re making with Lucidworks Fusion are setting the pace for the rest of the industry,” said Sinoway. “Generative AI is one of the greatest opportunities our clients are eager to use. These new AI enhancements and features allow Lucidworks customers to drive the KPIs that matter while staying ahead of the competition.”

Click here to learn more about this release.

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