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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Jun 18, 2020

It’s official: Not all domain experts are created equal

Where do domain experts come from? The words “expert” and “experience” share the same root, and indeed, to become a domain expert one must acquire an intimate familiarity with the particular segment of the world that a machine learning model requires. For autonomous vehicles, that expertise is widespread. Virtually all drivers (and even many non-drivers)

Oct 18, 2019

ML Models: The Whole is More Than The Sum Of Its Parts

It was Aristotle who said the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Systems thinkers believe this concept to be particularly true; they find a ‘wholeness’ in systems. Machine learning is a system in and of itself. When analyzing the particulars of a system using the machine learning process it is best to

Oct 11, 2019

Humans and ML Models: Are They Really That Different?

Would you argue that the brain is the most important organ in the human body because it is the body’s control center? Perhaps, you would! Might you try to convince somebody that the human heart is, in fact, the most important organ in the body given its ability to beat independent of the brain? You