AI needs deep learning, and deep learning needs a wealth of labeled data. But how to get that data? It’s not easy. Securing the data you need for deep learning requires skill. It presents ethical challenges. And both the data and labeling must be accurate and scalable. Three colleagues from CloudFactory will discuss three aspects of this challenge at ODSC London. For companies looking to accelerate AI initiatives and optimize business operations, CloudFactory provides a scaleable managed workforce with expertise in 2-D, 3-D, and video annotation.
In 2010, CloudFactory’s founder and CEO Mark Sears took a trip to Nepal. It was supposed to be a two-week trip, but he fell in love with the people and country. Mark discovered that many brilliant people lived in Nepal, but they weren’t connected to global markets and work opportunities. He saw an opportunity to create jobs and connect people with companies that had an ongoing need for structured data. The rise of Deep Learning, and related applications like computer vision and autonomous vehicles, has made this need even more urgent.
The CloudFactory team will present on the top challenges companies in the AI and machine learning space must overcome to achieve successful outcomes. On June 15th at 1:10pm, CloudFactory’s Head of Client Success Andy Minshall and Ulrik Stig Hansen, from our partner Encord, will present a demo talk: “Is Poorly Labeled Data the Culprit for Failed AI Projects?” In their talk, they’ll examine the key phases of AI solution development and the critical aspects of human in the loop (HITL) to ensure a solution’s success. Andy and Ulrick will share a use case from a recent medical AI project.
Keith McCormick’s virtual presentation, “Computer Perception Challenges in Drone Applications Using Quality Data Annotation,” will be on June 16th at 12:30 p.m. During the talk, Keith will discuss why Deep Learning requires huge amounts of data, and why virtually all of this data requires some human data annotation. Data is the driving force behind teaching drones to perform autonomous tasks, such as detecting and avoiding obstacles while in flight, sending inspectors real-time visual data of inspection assets, and safely lowering packages to the ground during drone delivery.
Matt Beale will present “Ethics Aren’t Just for AI Algorithms” on June 16th at 2:00 p.m. The ethics of AI is garnering increased attention. Ethics is central to CloudFactory’s mission to connect one million people in the developing world with meaningful, digital-age work while raising them up as leaders to address poverty in their own communities. Matt will discuss how to incorporate ethics into the full lifecycle of any AI project.
Andy, Keith, Matt, and the rest of the CloudFactory team hope you’ll take away good insights and inspiration from these sessions, and invite you to visit them and their colleagues at the CloudFactory stand, EM200. To pre-book a meeting with a member of the team, visit here.
At ODSC Europe, CloudFactory will present three different sessions to help with deep learning, ethical AI, and data labeling.