What is Natural Language Understanding (NLU), and how does it differ from NLP?
Natural Language Understanding, or NLU, is a field of Artificial Intelligence that allows conversational AI solutions to determine user intent. It is powered by AI, and allows for patterns in human language to be understood.
NLU is an evolution and subset of another technology known as Natural Language Processing, or NLP. In order to fully grasp NLU, it would be useful to first understand NLP.