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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Apr 6, 2021

Powering Driverless Cars with Data Annotation

Today, a majority of automobile manufacturers (Tesla, GM, Ford, BMW, Toyota, PSA, Renault-Nissan) and companies such as Waymo, Uber, NuTonomy envision a future with robotic vehicles driving around without any human presence being necessary. It is estimated that in 2025, the installation rate of AI-based systems in new cars should increase by 109%. Here are

Mar 29, 2021

How Noisy Labels Impact Machine Learning Models

Supervised Machine Learning requires labeled training data, and large ML systems need large amounts of training data. Labeling training data is resource intensive, and while techniques such as crowd sourcing and web scraping can help, they can be error-prone, adding ‘label noise’ to training sets. Can ML systems trained with noisy labels operate effectively? Studies

Dec 15, 2020

The Importance of Data Labeling Quality to Your AI Effort

I have long believed that technical success and financial success go hand in hand. In my earlier blogs, I talked about the importance of a solution approach to being successful with AI. The idea is to focus your limited resources on what will make your AI efforts technically and financially successful.  Getting a labeling services

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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