The iMerit Blog

From casual to cultured, the iMerit blog tackles a wide array of topics related to security, expertise, and flexibility in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning data-enrichment marketplace.

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Jun 26, 2020

Geospatial Technology: Next generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) to be next big thing!

Few initiatives illustrate the opportunities and challenges inherent in the use of geospatial data as well as the move to next generation 9-1-1 services (NG9-1-1). As emergency response systems transition from switched network landline infrastructure to Internet Protocol communications, the

Jun 18, 2020

Is it necessary for autonomous vehicles to ‘see’ like humans?

Before an autonomous vehicle can reason its way out of trouble on the road it needs to understand what it’s seeing. AV car makers use some combination of three forms of sensors – cameras, laser-based 3-D Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and traditional 2-D radar – that work in tandem to sense the road, identify

Jun 18, 2020

Medical AI: Is the field suffering from a lack of data?

Medical AI does not suffer from a lack of data. Millions upon millions of images — of internal organs, tumors, fetuses, skeletal components, dental features, retinal scans, etc — reside in data banks in every city, state, and country. In addition, the increased use of video-driven technology for robotic, procedural, and non-invasive surgery adds to

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Aug 4, 2020

How United Nations SDG 5 Became SDG 1 at iMerit

iMerit has been working aggressively against United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 since the company was founded in 2012. But, wait… how can that be, the UN wrote the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, so how could iMerit have been working against it since 2012? Well, it’s easy to explain when your founder and CEO

Jul 15, 2020

The E-Commerce Cat and Mouse Between Humans and Machines

Algorithm development is in part the art and science of building the equivalent of human pattern recognition into a software program. That applies to everything from understanding the meaning – and intent – behind e-commerce engine search queries to spotting suspicious user behavior. Particularly when the suspicious behavior is an attempt to game a system.

Jul 1, 2020

Building a Top Shelf, E-Commerce, AI Logic Engine

Often lost in valuing projects to develop commercially viable e-commerce AI algorithms is the human factor – the teams of developers, data analysts, and support staff who need to collaborate to build and train an effective logic engine. The best data analysts are smart, dogged, and with a creative streak – part detective and part