Figure Eight is now Appen!


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Figure Eight—formerly Crowdflower—was acquired by Appen on April 2nd, 2019, combining over 20 years of expertise running data projects, a global crowd of over one million skilled contractors who speak over 180 languages and dialects in over 70,000 locations and 130 countries, and the industry’s most advanced AI-assisted data annotation platform. 

The integration of Appen’s skilled and diverse global workforce of more than 1 million global contractors with Figure Eight’s industry-leading data annotation platform creates a robust training data offering designed to enhance AI initiatives for a wide variety of use cases. This offering is uniquely positioned to deliver on the increasing volume, quality and speed requirements for training data to support business innovations and efficiencies that use ML and AI.

“With a critical component of our integration complete, we’re excited for the opportunity to deliver immediate value to Figure Eight customers who can now accelerate their AI and machine learning initiatives with the massive scale of Appen’s crowd,” said Mark Brayan, Appen’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’re also pleased to offer even more flexible work from home opportunities to our crowd as a result of integrating with the Figure Eight platform.”

This expansion in sourced annotators, combined with the automated quality controls and machine learning assisted data annotation tools of Figure Eight, will allow both Figure Eight and Appen customers to scale their AI initiatives.

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