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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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Working with Crowdtasking? Do This.

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 [...]

8Sep, 2016
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On-the-Job Skill Development: What’s in it for you?

By |September 8th, 2016|

Youth around the world face challenges previous generations have not. No matter how much work they put in, many graduate ill-equipped for careers. Educational systems around the world aren’t reliably preparing youth for today’s careers, much less those of tomorrow. This lack of job-ready skills holds true in the U.S., just as much as it does in developing contexts. These challenges are not only for youth or educational systems to [...]

23Aug, 2016
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One Key to Working with External Teams

By |August 23rd, 2016|

The path to the relevant, clean and complete dataset you need can be a long one, made up of many small, often time-consuming tasks. Maybe it’s tagging hand gestures in a video in order to build an algorithm training dataset. It could be reading individual user comments to keep your site clean and relevant. Or perhaps it’s conducting complex web research on financial entities. These tasks take time and focus [...]

2Aug, 2016
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Three Challenges – and Solutions! – to Getting Good Data

By |August 2nd, 2016|

Our Customer Success Technologist, Emanuel Ott, shared valuable solutions to common challenges faced by data scientists at the Turi Data Science Summit in July. Take a look at his solutions in the video below.