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  • DefinedCrowd releases smart data platform to market

    The smart data startup launches the public release version 1.0 of their product today

    Seattle – (January 16th 2018) – DefinedCrowd Corp., a technology startup offering a smart data platform, released their product to market today. The company developed a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) that allows data scientists to collect, enrich, and structure data for Artificial Intelligence (AI).

    With a rapidly growing AI market, DefinedCrowd aims to fill the gap when it comes to accessing fast, scalable, high-quality training data. The startup offers a SaaS solution, where companies and data scientists can get high-quality datasets to train their AI and Machine Learning systems.

    In the platform, clients are able to create projects online from available templates with highly customizable settings. Once the project is launched, the user can monitor its progress in near real time, through quality and performance metrics. Users can also access their data through an API, which was released at the Web Summit in November, and connect DefinedCrowd platform with their machine learning infrastructure along the various data lifecycle phases, from model bootstrapping, to feedback loop data improvements and testing.

    “This is a huge milestone for DefinedCrowd,” says Founder and CEO Dr. Daniela Braga. “It is the culmination of two years working on this solution, and we are really proud to release to the world our SaaS platform, with features designed to make data scientists’ lives easier,” adds Dr. Braga.

    With a strong specialization in Speech Technologies and Natural Language Processing, along with tools for computer vision, image recognition and other machine learning ecosystems, the company offers solutions to help build a multitude of human-to-computer (HTC) interaction models which can be applied to a number of segments such as Customer Service, Automotive, Energy, Fintech, Retail, Media, Healthcare to name a few.

    The startup also has their own skilled community, which has been building up around the recently launched brand Neevo by DefinedCrowd. “Human input is critical to ensure accurate results in human-centric AI systems,” tells CBDO Aya Zook. “This is why it is so important to build a skilled and reliable community, which is the key to surpass quality thresholds,” concludes Zook.

    The smart data solution is available at www.definedcrowd.ai, where companies can start creating their projects online and getting their high-quality training datasets. To get started, contact DefinedCrowd via the homepage to request a demo and learn about the different annual subscription offers.

    About DefinedCrowd

    DefinedCrowd is an intelligent data platform for AI. It combines human-in-the-loop and machine learning capabilities to accelerate enterprise data training and modelling. Guided by experts in speech and natural language technologies, the DefinedCrowd platform leverages machine learning, data science and modern human-in-the-loop to enable enterprises to easily manage their global data collection and enrichment programs. DefinedCrowd offers include text, speech, image, video and multimodal data workflows, in 46 languages, with a community of 20,000 contributors in 53 countries, which help process an average of 10,000 units of data per day, per client, across 20+ clients. DefinedCrowd was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Learn more at www.definedcrowd.ai.

  • DefinedCrowd unveils data platform API at Web Summit 2017

    The Seattle startup announced the version 1.0 of their data platform public API for artificial intelligence and machine learning today, at the tech event taking place this week in Lisbon.

    Seattle – (November 6th 2017) – DefinedCrowd Corp., a startup that offers a platform to collect, enrich and structure data for artificial intelligence (AI) applications, announced the release of version 1.0 of their public API at Web Summit. Announced ahead of its general availability on November 8th, the product helps companies create new projects, upload tasks, and execute data collections and data processing campaigns in a more streamlined way, directly from their own data and Machine Learning infrastructure.

    Led by its founder & CEO Dr. Daniela Braga, DefinedCrowd has a strong presence at this year’s Web Summit: A demo booth as part of the Beta program (on November 8th at Stand B 412 of the Big Data Exhibition Area) and pitching to compete among top 200 startups (on November 7th at 2 p.m. on stage PITCH 2).

    “As a young company, Web Summit is an amazing opportunity to showcase DefinedCrowd,” says CBDO Aya Zook. “It is an honor to be competing with the top startups in the world and using the event as a launchpad to release of our new API.”

    The API, which is officially launching during DefinedCrowd’s Beta booth program, is responding to the increasing demand of the company’s growing list of clients to launch large scale data processing activities on a regular basis. With this product, data scientists can meet their constant data feedback loop needs with much more control and more efficiently, thus allowing them to refresh their machine learning models much faster.

    “The life of data scientists will become easier with this API,” says CEO and Founder Dr. Daniela Braga. “They will have the option to integrate their data platforms with DefinedCrowd, having complete control of their projects, working from their own platforms. This will give them direct access to high-quality large-scale data with very little overhead,” adds Dr. Braga.

    In the public release, the number of data pipelines that can be accessed will increase compared to the currently available private beta version of the API. Coverage of data types will include speech and text data collections (in 46 languages) to transcription and annotation activities such as sentiment tagging, named entity tagging, as well as several other speech and natural language validation tasks. The release helps DefinedCrowd reinforce their position as the leading provider in high-quality data for artificial intelligence.

    About DefinedCrowd

    DefinedCrowd is an intelligent data platform for AI. It combines Crowd-as-a-Service and machine learning capabilities to accelerate enterprise data training and modelling. Guided by experts in speech and natural language technologies, the DefinedCrowd platform leverages machine learning, data science and modern crowdsourcing to enable enterprises to easily manage their global data collection and enrichment programs. DefinedCrowd offers include text, speech, image, video and multimodal data workflows, in 46 languages, with a community of 20,000 contributors in 53 countries, which help process an average of 10,000 units of data per day, per client, across 20+ clients. DefinedCrowd was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Learn more at www.definedcrowd.ai.

  • DefinedCrowd wants everyone to be part of Artificial Intelligence

    Neevo by DefinedCrowd is the new face of the crowd platform of the company.

    SEATTLE, WA – (September 26, 2017) – DefinedCrowd Corp., a startup that offers a platform for companies to collect, enrich and structure data for artificial intelligence (AI) applications, unveiled the new brand of their human data management product applied to data science, Neevo.

    Designed for people interested in participating in the future of AI, Neevo is an online platform where users can contribute to the development and improvement of Artificial Intelligence systems, by doing written, tagging, collection, and classification tasks.

    The human inputs provided are then used for training data (human-in-the-loop), which enables the parent company DefinedCrowd to offer high-quality datasets to their clients, that include companies such as Accenture, Jibo, Nuance, Voicebox and a number of Fortune 500s innovating in AI.

    “We live in a time where technology is evolving really fast and its presence in our daily lives is rapidly growing. The interest in AI is growing and many people want to be part of it. This is where Neevo comes into the picture,” explains DefinedCrowd’s Chief Business Development Officer, Aya Zook. “With Neevo, everyone has a chance to be part of the next wave of innovation by contributing to a better AI.”

    Sharing her thoughts on what this means for enterprise clients, founder and CEO Dr. Daniela Braga added, “as users’ expectations towards AI systems increase, companies are starting to recognise the relevance of high-quality data to train their models. The best way to guarantee accurate results is to ensure people’s inputs – feedback that is paramount to building human-centric AI systems.”

    The public platform, now called Neevo, has already more than 15.000 users across the world since the company was founded two years ago. To be part of the next evolution, interested users simply have to register at http://neevo.definedcrowd.com and complete their profile. Based on incoming task types that match their profile (e.g., language proficiency, skill level, etc.), registered users will be notified of the task and compensated for their contributions considering on the quality of the work.

  • DefinedCrowd releases new feature at TechCrunch Disrupt NY

    SEATTLE, WA – (May 23, 2017) – DefinedCrowd Corp., a startup that allows companies to collect, enrich and train data for artificial intelligence (AI) applications, was selected to participated on TechCrunch Startup Battlefield NY. The enterprise revealed on stage the Multimodal Workflow, a new feature of the platform.

    TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is one of the most important and competitive event for tech startups. This year’s acceptance rate was less than 3% and the top companies selected pitched their business during TechCrunch Disrupt NY to a specialized jury, and a vast live audience, while the event was livestreamed to all the world.

    “This is truly an honor,” states Dr. Braga, CEO of DefinedCrowd. “It’s great to be among the few selected to pitch their companies on stage. TechCrunch has always been a reference to us and it’s really exciting for us to be part of this.” The video of the presentation is available on TechCrunch’s Youtube Channel.

    Dr. Braga revealed the new feature of DefinedCrowd’s platform on stage, the Multimodal Workflow. This template will serve clients with specific need of synchronized data collections from different inputs. With spontaneous scenarios or scripted prompts clients can now collect speech, video and even biometrics data all synchronized and ready to be used. Beside demographic configuration (Language and Proficiency, Gender, Age and Country), the clients can set up the collection environment to theirs needs, for example, selecting from home, living-room, office or In-car environments and optimize the noise conditions and recording distance. They’re able to choose the output quality and format of video and audio as well as combine different physiological signals, as Heart Beat, Respiratory Rate or EDA and other sensors as GPS and Accelerometer. All the other settings are optional and configurable, so clients have access to a complex but flexible workflow, easy to use and configured to their needs.

    “This feature allows us to meet the market requests, since there is an increasing number of AI companies needing synchronized data to train their models. This new workflow enables the creation of data needed to build a service that will monitor our vital signs and recommend a calming playlist when we’re stressed, for instance,” explains Dr. Braga. “It’s really exciting for us to release the Multimodal workflow at Startup Battlefield, which will give us a huge exposure,” she adds.
    TechCrunch Disrupt NY, which Startup Battlefield is part of, took place in New York from May 15th to 17th.

    DefinedCrowd is one of the fastest growing tech startups. Founded in August 2015, it’s one of the few companies that has clients since day one. Their customers include Nikon, Jibo, Accenture, and other 500 Fortune companies. Accelerated by the Microsoft Ventures Seattle program, DefinedCrowd counts with investments from Sony Innovation Fund and Amazon Alexa, among others.

    About DefinedCrowd

    DefinedCrowd is an intelligent data platform for AI. It combines Crowd-as-a-Service and machine learning capabilities to accelerate enterprise data training and modeling. Guided by experts in speech and natural language technologies, the DefinedCrowd platform leverages machine learning, data science and modern crowdsourcing to enable enterprises easily manage their global data collection and enrichment programs. DefinedCrowd was founded in 2015 and it is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Learn more at definedcrowd.ai

  • DefinedCrowd Announces Alpha Release of Enterprise Software-as-a-Service

    The initial release focuses on speech and NLP data workflows optimized for AI, chatbot and personal assistant applications

    SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwired - March 01, 2017) - DefinedCrowd Corp., an intelligent data platform helping data scientists enrich and train data for artificial intelligence (AI) applications, today announced the release of the alpha version of their Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) for enterprise-scale speech technologies and natural language processing (NLP).

    With their expertise in speech and natural language technologies, the DefinedCrowd platform combines machine learning and data science with the global power and scale of modern crowdsourcing. This enables enterprises to improve quality, scalability, and time-to-market for speech and NLP components of AI applications. The announcement was made via blog post by Dr. Daniela Braga, the Chief Executive Officer of DefinedCrowd.

    The alpha version of the SaaS for enterprise customers focuses on the core strength of DefinedCrowd – speech and NLP data workflows. Optimized for AI and machine learning (ML) applications, the platform enables data scientists to collect and enrich data from scratch or have their own data cleaned and structured.

    Instead of spending months building the infrastructure to collect and label data, with the new platform from DefinedCrowd, data scientists can select from specialized built-in workflows that will guide them through a combination of humans-in-the-loop and machine learning models in 46 languages to deliver high quality structured data in a faster turnaround time.

    In the alpha version, the data workflows released include: speech data collections, speech transcription and validation, data collection and semantic tagging for chatbots building, and sentiment tagging, and semantic annotation.

    “Releasing our alpha version of the enterprise SaaS is a milestone we’re incredibly excited about since it gets us one step closer to realizing our vision to be the top source for data scientists everywhere to collect, enrich and structure high quality data quickly, competitively and at scale,” said Dr. Braga. “This product that we’re launching, a data platform to enable data scientists to build personal assistants and chatbots, is the first of many products in our roadmap. There’s a high demand to accelerate innovations around AI so we can all benefit from the promises it will bring from improved productivity to making better decisions. DefinedCrowd wants to be the partner of choice for the AI builders ushering in this new revolution.”

    To learn more about DefinedCrowd, please visit definedcrowd.ai

    About DefinedCrowd
    DefinedCrowd is an intelligent data platform for AI. It combines Crowd-as-a-Service and machine learning capabilities to accelerate enterprise data training and modeling. Guided by experts in speech and natural language technologies, the DefinedCrowd platform leverages machine learning, data science and modern crowdsourcing to enable enterprises to easily manage their global data collection and enrichment programs. DefinedCrowd was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Learn more at definedcrowd.ai

  • DefinedCrowd Announces New Private Beta Platform

    SEATTLE, WA and TOKYO, JAPAN–(Marketwired – November 16, 2016) – DefinedCrowd Corp., a next-generation data science company for artificial intelligence (AI), today announced at TechCrunch Japan the release of their private beta global intelligent data platform for enterprise-scale speech technologies and natural language processing (NLP). With its expertise in speech and natural language technologies, the DefinedCrowd platform combines machine learning and data science with the global power and scale of modern crowdsourcing. It enables enterprises to improve quality, scalability, and time-to-market for the speech and NLP components of AI applications. The announcement was made during a keynote speech by Dr. Daniela Braga, DefinedCrowd’s Chief Executive Officer.

    Today, the company released the latest phase of speech processing program templates and introduced their first image collection and enrichment data pipeline, marking the first step into the exploding AI-based image enrichment market. All of these new pipelines enable enterprises to define and distribute speech and natural language programs for processing through the DefinedCrowd global Crowd-as-a-Service platform. The updated templates released today include, among others: speech data collections for acoustic model training, queries and text variants collections, dialogue systems testing, emotion labeling, and image and video tagging. These add to the previously announced pipelines which included semantic annotation for natural language understanding, mean opinion score for text-to-speech evaluation, text and audio validation, and orthographic transcription for automatic speech recognition.

    “We are incredibly excited to announce our private beta and ongoing updates and releases of our intelligent data platform today," said Dr. Braga. “With the release of our latest wave of speech and NLP process program templates, we are helping enterprises accelerate data training and modeling using modern data science and AI methodologies.”

    Additionally, the company announced that it is now capable of executing programs in over 53 countries spanning more than 46 languages and more than 100 dialects. "Our crowd continues to grow at an unprecedented pace,” said Dr. Braga. "As always, we believe the combination of our highly qualified and global Crowd-as-a-Service platform with modern machine learning capabilities enables our platform to make the most intelligent speech and NLP processing program recommendations in the market today. The end result is improved quality, reduced cost and faster time-to-market for our customers.”

    To learn more about the DefinedCrowd, please visit https://www.definedcrowd.com/.

    About DefinedCrowd

    DefinedCrowd is an intelligent data platform for AI. It combines Crowd-as-a-Service and machine learning capabilities to accelerate enterprise data training and modeling. Guided by experts in speech and natural language technologies, the DefinedCrowd platform leverages machine learning, data science and modern crowdsourcing to enable enterprises easily manage their global data collection and enrichment programs. DefinedCrowd was founded in 2015 and it is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Learn more at https://www.definedcrowd.com/.

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