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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Apr 6, 2016

How Did We Get to the Self-Driving Car?

In 1885 Karl Benz invented the first true automobile. Later that year, he took it out for the first public test drive and crashed it into a wall. Since then, for the last 130 years engineers have been working to make the car stronger and safer, adding added seat belts, air bags,  better brakes, and

Feb 12, 2016

Analyzing Sentiment in Metiabruz: What Training Looks Like

Get a behind-the-scenes view from John Simpson, iMerit’s 2015-16 AIF Clinton Fellow. I catch the 42B bus from Lake Gardens to Metiabruz in the morning, feeling every bump in the road as the bus bounces along. People jump on, people jump off, and all the while the ticket collector is snapping his wad of tickets