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13Apr, 2017
  • digital economy, microtasking

[Research] Big Data Drives Boom For Microwork and Impact Sourcing

By |April 13th, 2017|

A recent study released by development consulting firm Banyan Global sheds light on Microwork and Impact Sourcing highlighting the different sides of the industry by looking at what clients want out of service providers and how to ensure that workers are being offered steady work with future opportunity. Microwork is a series of small tasks which together constitute a larger project. Impact Sourcing, also known as socially responsible outsourcing, refers [...]

25Jan, 2017
  • AR-designing-room

Big Data Science Opportunities in Retail

By |January 25th, 2017|

Machine learning seems to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind. The buzz at NRF Retail's BIG Show 2017 was no different. See what we learned about the intersection of retail and machine learning. Machine learning, combined with strong datasets and shoppers and trends, is already helping retailers create a customized, seamless, and predictive experience for their shoppers. As the predictive capabilities of computers improve, so will both online and [...]

16Jan, 2017
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What We’ve Learned About Gender Equality

By |January 16th, 2017|

by Radha Basu, CEO Having more women in the room is powerful. Whether as engineers, board members, or VCs and more, increased gender diversity in technology is good ethics and good business. For example, increasing women’s participation on boards significantly improves financial performance. Women working as VCs increases start-up success and industry performance. Even small increases women’s workforce participation could boost the US’ economic output by $2.1 trillion, or by [...]

5Dec, 2016
  • ecommerce - add to cart

Engineering Your Way to Better Data

By |December 5th, 2016|

Working with external teams to gather, clean and enhance datasets can be very rewarding. It minimizes the amount of repetitive work needed in-house, and can often bring even better data than working with your own teams. As we’ve talked about in previous weeks, however, it does come with its challenges. Learn about knowledge-transfer best practices here, and the importance of communication here. This week, we’re offering a more technical tip: [...]

7Nov, 2016
  • augmented-surreality

5 Reasons AR is the Tech to Beat

By |November 7th, 2016|

As virtual reality enters its “adolescence” (and perhaps the trough of disillusionment), it languishes in an awkward stage where much has been accomplished, but perhaps it’s fallen short of all the hype. Arguments can - and should! - be made for a bright future, but at iMerit we have our eyes on another kind of reality: augmented reality. In some ways, augmented reality (AR) has pulled ahead of VR in [...]

27Oct, 2016
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Cubs Win! Could it be Big Data?

By |October 27th, 2016|

When we think of applications for big data, we mostly imagine leveraging it for technology, analysis, and business insights. But what about sports? For the last year, iMerit has been working with KinaTrax to build accurate 3D models of all Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers. These models are based on massive amounts of video data captured in-game from 12 different camera angles. iMerit teams sift through the video data and [...]