Company News   •   March 10, 2019

Appen to Acquire Figure Eight to Create Industry-Leading Solution for High-Quality Machine Learning Training Data

Sydney – March 11, 2019 – Appen Limited, a global leader in the provision of high-quality, human-annotated datasets for machine learning and AI, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Figure Eight, a best-in-class machine learning software platform which uses automated tools to transform unlabeled text, image, audio and video data into high-quality AI training data. This …

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Industry Insights   •   March 18, 2019

RE·WORK’s Q&A with Wilson Pang, CTO of Appen

This week, Appen is exhibiting at RE•WORK’s Deep Learning in Finance Summit in London. The summit helps business leaders, data scientists, and engineers discover advances in AI & machine learning tools and techniques from the world’s leading innovators across the financial sector. RE•WORK spoke with Appen CTO Wilson Pang to learn about his current work, the challenges of implementing AI, …

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Company News   •   March 14, 2019

Appen on the Road: Find Us at These AI, Speech, and Automotive Events This Spring

Planning to attend one of these events? Contact us to set up a meeting with one of our experts.

Appen 1,000+ Seat Facility in the Philippines Achieves ISO 27001 Accreditation for Secure Collection and Annotation of AI Datasets
Company News   •   March 7, 2019

Appen 1,000+ Seat Facility in the Philippines Achieves ISO 27001 Accreditation for Secure Collection and Annotation of AI Datasets

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 accreditation underpins Appen’s ability to work on datasets for clients that contain personally identifiable information – data that could be related to new product development – as well as other sensitive material …

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AI & Machine Learning   •   February 28, 2019

Why Human-Annotated Data is Key to Machine Learning: Three Use Cases

Machine learning requires high volumes of data for training, validation, and testing. A machine learning model learns to find patterns in the input that is fed to it. This input is referred to as training data. As you train your solution to form relationships between variables, it’s important to have the right data, structured in the right format, covering all …

Industry Insights   •   February 22, 2019

What New Jobs Will AI Create?

The boom in deep learning technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) can cause varying degrees of excitement or anxiety — largely depending on how you earn your paycheck. Advances in this field are creating exciting opportunities for companies seeking to maximize efficiency and quality, while minimizing costs traditionally associated with a mostly-human workforce. In manufacturing, implementation …

Industry Insights   •   February 12, 2019

Secure, Confidential Transcription Services: How Information Security Standards Keep Your Data Safe

More and more organisations are outsourcing transcription for investigative interviews. But how do you make sure your sensitive, confidential data is captured, shared, and stored securely? Two security standards, ISO27001 and CyberEssentials, can provide reassurance. Investigative interviews come in all shapes and sizes. You might be a regulator running an inquiry into bribery and corruption, or a local authority looking …