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5Dec, 2016
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Can You Engineer 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
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5 Ways Augmented Reality Is Pushing the Envelope

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 [...]

18Oct, 2016
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iMerit & Anudip Honored for Social Entrepreneurship

By |October 18th, 2016|

On October 9th, in Milpitas, CA, The Indians for Collective Action (ICA) honored Radha and Dipak Basu for their work developing IT and social entrepreneurship in India. The award recognized the Basus' work with NetHope, Jhumki Basu Foundation, Anudip Foundation, and iMerit. Anshu Gupta, social entrepreneur and founder of Goonj and Adhik Kadam, co-founder and director of Borderless World Foundation also received accolades for their work. Indians for Collective Action [...]

12Oct, 2016
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Why I Care About Self-Learning, and You Should Too

By |October 12th, 2016|

I wholeheartedly believe in the power of self-learning. This conviction comes from a very personal place. When my daughter was in grade two, I wasn’t happy with the math curriculum at her school. At that time, I was traveling a lot for work and, though I may have wanted to, I could not direct the learning I saw she was missing. So, I started looking for a curriculum that she [...]

26Sep, 2016
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Communication is Key, even in Dataset Creation

By |September 26th, 2016|

In our previous blog post about working with external teams, we talked about the importance of knowledge transfer when creating, enhancing, and cleaning datasets. Take a look here. This week, we’re talking about communication. When we work on projects with co-workers, we do a great deal of communicating: meetings, calls, stand-ups, check-ins, you know the drill. When work with external teams - from consultants to BPOs to crowds - it’s [...]