Absorb Software Brings the Power of Machine Learning to its LMS Platform


ML enhancements enable intelligent search to help users find the information they need

Calgary, Alberta, Canada, December 23, 2019 -- Absorb Software, provider of the Absorb Learning Management System (LMS) and the newly introduced Absorb Infuse, today announced the addition of new machine learning (ML) capabilities to its platform.  The cutting-edge ML technology provides intelligent, context-based search to help learners find the information they need, quickly and easily.

 "Search is essential to LMS. Organizations should have an intuitive platform that can zero in on the exact content a person and needs in a matter of seconds. This not only helps engage learners. but empowers organizations to get more value out of their training and development efforts," said Absorb CEO Mike Owens.

The machine learning algorithm, which will be available to users starting in January, was trained using data from more than a thousand customers and 10 million learners around the globe that are currently hosted on the Absorb platform. The intelligent search is designed to not only recognize user patterns, but also patterns across various industries—delivering fast, accurate and personalized results based on each individual use case. 

"In 2019 we began collecting search data and now that we have millions of data points, we can use them to make search results even more useful. Like all ML algorithms, our model will only get better over time. We're excited to put this cutting-edge technology to use in our platform to keep customers happy with a continuously better user experience," said Craig Basford, SVP of Product at Absorb. "Bringing machine learning into our platform for search is just the beginning. There are exciting new applications coming in later in 2020 and beyond."

About Absorb Software

Absorb Software is a learning technology company based in Calgary, Alberta Canada, with global offices in London, Dublin, Shanghai, Sydney, Boston, Tampa and Salt Lake City. Absorb offers both Absorb Infuse, the first Learning Experience Platform (LXP) to offer a true in-the-flow learning experience, and its flagship product, Absorb LMS, an industry-leading and award-winning Learning Management System for businesses, higher education, government and non-profit agencies around the world. Learn more at www.absorblms.com, or follow the company on LinkedInFacebook, or Twitter.