Search: a new era

A presentation at BBL (Private Event) by David Pilato

Search is not just traditional TF/IDF any more but the current trend of machine learning and models has opened another dimension for search.

This talk gives an overview of:

  • “Classic” search and its limitations
  • What is a model and how can you use it
  • How to use vector search or hybrid search in Elasticsearch
  • Where OpenAI’s ChatGPT or similar LLMs come into play to with Elastic

The main demo covers how to generate embeddings from a music and then use the techniques we learned to propose the most probable version of it when we hum a song 🎶🎸🎻.


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