New AI product combines human and machine intelligence

A number of major companies including IBM, Microsoft and Amazon have launched new machine learning platforms in the past year. But data enrichment company CrowdFlower believes that to be effective and commercially viable machine learning needs more training and better data. It’s using the Rich Data Summit to launch its new AI product that combines machine learning and human-labeled training data sets to create predictive models which can be applied against new data. With this capability data scientists will be able to reduce the cost and increase the speed with which they enrich their data, without sacrificing quality. “The industry has been having the wrong debate about human-versus-machine intelligence,” says Lukas Biewald, chief executive officer and founder at CrowdFlower. “Human intelligence and machine intelligence aren’t in competition; they’re natural complements that…


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