Machine Vision vs. Computer Vision

Machine Vision vs. Computer Vision — What’s the Difference?

Artificial Intelligence is an umbrella term that covers several specific technologies. In this post, we will explore machine vision (MV) vs. computer vision (CV). They both involve the ingestion and interpretation of visual inputs, so it’s important to understand the strengths, limitations, and best use case scenarios of these overlapping technologies. The Beginning of Computer Vision Researchers began developing computer-enabled …

Create Better AI

3 Things Business Decision-Makers Must Do to Create Better AI

The following is adapted from Real World AI. It’s becoming increasingly clear that AI is the future for business. AI models can save time, increase efficiency, and drive revenue. As more and more businesses adopt AI, it soon won’t be a nice-to-have, but a must-have in order to compete in the marketplace. As a business decision-maker, that can be overwhelming. …

Secure Transcription Services for Sensitive Data

Secure Transcription Services for Sensitive Data

Maintaining the Highest Levels of Confidentiality During COVID-19 COVID-19 restrictions are challenging all service providers to come up with imaginative new ways to meet their clients’ needs. Appen is offering a two-part approach to transcribing confidential material that delivers high levels of confidentiality and protects our employees. Most transcription providers offer basic security measures, like staff vetting and agreed data …

Top Gaming Company Strengthens Customer Support Capabilities with AI

Top Gaming Company Strengthens Customer Support Capabilities with AI

 “Appen provided the integration of different tools and options in terms of using our internal labelers. Being able to monitor contributor performance and have a system that’s already integrated with that capability was super helpful. Not to mention the scalability of it.” – Gaming company specialist   The Company A US-based large gaming company that has delivered games and online content …

Value of AI

The Value of AI: Exploring Opportunities and Challenges in AI Technology

Demand for Artificial Intelligence (AI) practitioners and budgets for AI initiatives have never been higher. Digital transformation brought about by driving forces like the global pandemic have greatly accelerated development of AI and machine learning (ML) technology. More and more companies are figuring out how to unlock the value of AI and make it work in the real world, often to …

Response: Concerns regarding contractor onboarding

Recently, concerns have been expressed regarding one of our contractor onboarding questionnaires which included a voluntary demographic question about skin color. Appen’s role is to provide training data for AI that represents all users of the product so that the product is unbiased and works in the real world. Key to that is providing training data from diverse populations of …

what is human-in-the-loop

What is Human-in-the-Loop Machine Learning?

Human-in-the-loop (HITL) is a branch of artificial intelligence that leverages both human and machine intelligence to create machine learning models. In a traditional human-in-the-loop approach, people are involved in a virtuous circle where they train, tune, and test a particular algorithm. Generally, it works like this: First, humans label data. This gives a model high quality (and high quantities of) …

What is LiDAR

What is LiDAR?

AI Unlocks Untapped Potential of LiDAR LiDAR has served as a useful tool in many industries for decades, but only recently are we starting to realize its true potential with the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solutions. LiDAR, also known as light detection and ranging, is a remote sensing technology. It uses laser scanners to measure distances and dimensions between …