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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Jan 5, 2021

Environmental Initiatives And An All-important Minerals Census

Much of the local, regional, and federal government focus on mining-related geospatial data analysis remains focused on environmental remediation and land reclamation initiatives, but there’s been a relatively recent push into more proactive missions. That’s particularly true for projects that have implications for national security, such as the search for minerals and metals vital to

Jan 5, 2021

How Art and Science Intersect On The iMerit Solutions Team

The most effective data annotation teams succeed through highly scientific, systematic processes – but present throughout is the steady hand of experienced managers who bring a very human perspective to image – and pattern – recognition. Machine learning is very much a scientific process but with a bit of artistry thrown in; teaching an algorithm

Jan 5, 2021

Geospatial Data, Detailed Annotation, Analysis: Preventative Planning and Postmortems

Geospatial data analysis by its very nature lends itself to solving Big Problems: drought mitigation aimed at preventing mass starvation, national defense surveillance to prevent invasion. Urban planning to make cities more livable, and sustainable. High on the list of consequential challenges is environmental protection, use of data analysis to prevent water and air pollution 

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Apr 14, 2016

Is Skill Training the Key to Digital Inclusion?

New technologies, more inclusion It feels as if new and diverse technologies are continually arising (and in some cases disappearing). In some parts of the world, new technology brings excitement and an easier way of life. In others, new technologies might leave out entire communities. Rural and suburban areas of developing countries, which often have

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