DefinedCrowd Launches DefinedData, an Online Marketplace of AI Datasets Available for On-Demand Purchase

High-quality data is now just a click away 

Seattle, Washington, July 7 2020 – DefinedCrowd, the leading data provider for Artificial Intelligence, today announced the launch of DefinedData, a new offering that enables customers to rapidly accelerate their AI-initiatives into the market by acquiring pre-collected, annotated, and validated AI training data from an online catalog.  

This product launch follows the recent closing of a US$50.5M Series B funding round and the addition of new investor, Balderton Capital. This funding round enables DefinedCrowd to continue its launch of new and innovative data solutions for the AI industry. 

“Machine learning teams building AI models have always faced one particularly pressing problem, and that is continuous access to highly accurate data. When technology focused companies want to launch their AI initiatives into the market quickly, they simply don’t have the time to collect and validate the data required to do so,” said Daniela Braga, founder and CEO of DefinedCrowd

According to Braga, DefinedData aims to solve this problem by providing time-strapped customers with high-quality, pre-collected datasets, already annotated and validated by a global crowd of over 300,000 contributors. Usually, creating such high-quality datasets would take a machine learning (ML) team anywhere from three to six months. However, DefinedData makes accessing high-quality data for AI much easier.  

Customers can simply browse pre-collected AI datasets in multiple languages, domains, and recording types and either request samples or request to purchase. Customers can also choose between a one-time purchase or annual subscription that provides access to all of the new datasets. By May 2021, the catalog is expected to grow to include over 25,000 hours of speech and natural language data.  

“As the appetite for high quality data continues to grow, the market for training data will become increasingly modularised. Training data repositories and marketplaces will be a key feature of the value chain, allowing teams to both monetise existing data sets as well as source new data time and cost effectively. We are incredibly excited to be joining Daniela and her team on their journey as they pave the way in this space,” said Laura Connell, Principal at Balderton Capital. 

DefinedData will maintain the commitment to quality for which DefinedCrowd has become known. To ensure the highest levels of accuracy and authenticity, multiple key performance indicators (KPIs) will be used including Word Error Rate, gender distribution levels, age distribution, ambient noise levels, nativeness (accuracy of native speakers), and domain accuracy.  

“Whether you’re building a prototype, or minimum viable product; testing internal models or benchmarking third-party cognitive services, our continually updated library of datasets will help you quickly achieve your AI goals,” concluded Braga.  

To learn more about DefinedData, visit the catalog here.  

About DefinedCrowd  

DefinedCrowd offers a platform with multiple data delivery options that leverages machine learning technology and human intelligence to deliver quality-guaranteed training data for AI systems. The platform offers self-service and fully customizable solutions that deliver high-quality project-specific training data, enabling AI products reach market quicker. Our value proposition is quality, privacy, speed and scale, covering more than 50 different languages. With strong expertise in speech and natural language processing technologies, we have been serving AI companies and Fortune 500 companies since day one. DefinedCrowd was founded in Seattle and has offices in Lisbon, Porto and Tokyo. 

DefinedCrowd Raises US$50.5M in Record-Breaking Series B Round

 Largest ever Series B round raised by a female-founded AI company in the US 

 Seattle, Washington, – DefinedCrowd, a leading data provider for artificial intelligence, today announced it has raised an additional US$50.5M in a Series B funding round. It is the largest ever Series B round to be raised by a female-founded AI company in the US and will support DefinedCrowd’s vision to create seamless interaction between people and machines towards a smarter future. 

This Series B round includes participation from new investors Semapa Next and Hermes GPE, and existing investors Evolution Equity Partners, Kibo Ventures, Portugal Ventures, Bynd Venture Capital, EDP Ventures and IronFire Ventures. They all join a prestigious group of long-term investors, including Amazon Alexa Fund, Sony Innovation Fund and Mastercard, in supporting DefinedCrowd’s goal of becoming the world’s number one data provider. 

“With a strong focus on supporting promising startups with innovative technologies, Semapa Next is proud to invest in this Series B round. DefinedCrowd has quickly shown that they are able to solve AI’s most pressing problem – the need for continuous access to highly accurate data. This has positioned the company as industry leaders, and we are excited to be part of it,” said Semapa Next’s CEO, Ricardo Pires. 

“Evolution Equity Partners is proud to be part of this Series B round. DefinedCrowd’s innovative SaaS platform, industry-leading quality, and fast-delivery guarantees have cemented its global reputation as the trusted source for AI data. We are honored to be a part of this company’s exciting future,” said Dennis Smith, DefinedCrowd Board Member and Managing Partner and Founder at Evolution Equity Partners. 

With this investment, DefinedCrowd plans to expand its existing solutions, launch new innovative subscription-based offerings and expand their global reach. DefinedCrowd also plans to double the number of its employees and open more research and development offices around the world by the end of 2020. 

“Closing this Series B funding round is an incredible validation of what we have achieved in just four-and-a-half years,” said DefinedCrowd’s founder and CEO Daniela Braga, PhD. “Besides significantly increasing our client base of Fortune 500 companies, we’ve also grown our revenue within existing accounts, which proves our value proposition. Existing customers continue to demand more DefinedCrowd training data, while new clients are attracted by our growing reputation for high quality, fast delivery and data privacy. With this funding, we’ll be able to continue with our plan for triple-digit expansion in 2020, allowing us to serve our clients even better,” she said. 

The closing of the Series B follows an extremely successful year for DefinedCrowd, with revenues and workforce growing by 656% and 176% YoY, respectively. In the same year (2019), DefinedCrowd received its ISO 27001 certification, launched its Neevo app, was featured in the top 50 of Forbes’s Best Startup Employers, ranked in Forbes AI 50 Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies and was named by CB Insights as one of the top 100 AI companies. 

“The demand for AI-enabled products is increasing exponentially across almost every industry and geography. With our talent, resources, world-renowned clients and valued investors we are well on track to achieving our goal of becoming the world’s best data company for AI,” said Braga. 

*Source: Crunchbase, CB Insights and PitchBook 

About DefinedCrowd 

DefinedCrowd offers a platform with multiple data delivery options that leverages machine learning technology and human intelligence to deliver quality-guaranteed training data for AI systems. The platform offers self-service and fully customizable solutions that deliver high-quality project-specific training data, enabling AI products reach market quicker. It is this business model that has allowed DefinedCrowd to raise a total of $63.6M in funding over 4 rounds. Our value proposition is quality, privacy, speed and scale, covering more than 50 different languages. With strong expertise in speech and natural language processing technologies, we have been serving AI companies and Fortune 500 companies since day one. DefinedCrowd was founded in Seattle and has offices in Lisbon, Porto and Tokyo. 

DefinedCrowd Experiences a “Knock-Out” 2019 with Exponential Growth in Revenue, Clients and Employees

Seattle, Washington – DefinedCrowd, a leading data company for Artificial Intelligence, has announced a record-breaking 2019, experiencing significant growth in accounts, revenue and employees.

Their fast-growing client base and the rapid expansion of services offered to existing customers resulted in a staggering 656% growth in revenue, supported by a 176% growth in our global workforce. By the end of 2020, the company is on track to more than double the number of employees and plans to open more research and development offices around the world.

“In the last year, DefinedCrowd has received incredible market validation,” said Daniela Braga, founder and CEO of the company. “Besides significantly increasing our client base, we’re also thrilled to report we’ve grown our revenue within existing accounts, which proves that we’ve landed and expanded. Existing customers continue to demand more DefinedCrowd training data with its industry-leading quality and fast delivery guarantees. Our new customers are attracted by DefinedCrowd’s growing reputation as the global trusted source for AI data. To support this rapid growth, our workforce has almost doubled in the last year. It’s a hugely exciting period for us, especially considering our plans for further triple digit expansion in 2020. The future is looking bright.”

2019 was also the year in which DefinedCrowd received its ISO 27001 certification, endorsing the company’s highest standards of security in sourcing, handling, transferring and protecting information.

In the same year, DefinedCrowd released its Neevo app, a native app for iOS and Android where users can contribute to the development and improvement of AI systems, allowing the company to offer accurate training data to clients in a fast turnaround time. The app is available at App Store and Play Store, allowing members of Neevo to take part in the future of AI anytime, anywhere.

Additional 2019 highlights for DefinedCrowd include:

· CB Insights: top 100 AI companies in the world.

· Named as one of Seattle’s 10 most-funded CEO women-led tech companies.

· Listed in Built In Seattle’s 50 Startups to Watch in 2019.

· Named one of Europe’s 100 Hottest Startups 2019 in Lisbon by Wired.

· Ranked in Forbes AI 50: America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies.

“The demand for AI-enabled products is increasing exponentially across almost every industry and geography. With our talent and resources, we are definitely on track to become the number one trusted data company for Artificial Intelligence in the world,” said Braga.

Dennis Smith, DefinedCrowd’s Board Member and Managing Partner and Founder at Evolution Equity Partners, agrees. “DefinedCrowd’s results for 2019 are terrific,” he said. “Its revenue growth, customer acquisition, employee and office growth and its numerous awards are all indicators of the company’s huge potential in 2020 and beyond. Evolution Equity Partners as Series A Lead Investor is honored to be part of the DefinedCrowd’s international growth and success.”

And it is this potential that has led to leading investors choosing to invest in DefinedCrowd. Investors like Evolution Equity Partners, Amazon Alexa Fund, Mastercard, Sony Innovation Fund, Portugal Ventures, Bynd Venture Capital, Kibo Ventures, EDP Ventures, and SWAN Venture Fund all believe in DefinedCrowd’s vision to integrate human intelligence and machine learning for a smarter future.

DefinedCrowd reinforces commitment to data security

The Seattle-based company is now ISO 27001 certified, ensuring the highest standards of security in sourcing, handling, transferring and protecting information.

SEATTLE, WA – DefinedCrowd, a smart data company for Artificial Intelligence (AI), has announced today a set of measures to keep data and information secure. The company is now ISO 27001 certified, in addition to their previous GDPR compliance efforts, and the assignment of a Data Security officer.

“The security measures we’ve been putting in place are an important step in strengthening our promise to deliver – and protect – high-quality data for our clients,” explains João Freitas, CTO of DefinedCrowd. “We went through the rigorous process of obtaining ISO 27001 certification, one of the best-known standards in information security, to safeguard our business and our customers from cyber-attacks, loss or corruption of data, and the potential damages that could accompany these issues.”

ISO 27001 is a consistent and centrally controlled management system standard for protecting information and reducing threats to all business processes through effective monitoring and control of IT security risks. Obtaining this certification involves the auditing and evaluation of a variety of internal processes, from information security guidelines, asset management, staff security and access control to systems maintenance, compliance, and cryptography. With this certification, DefinedCrowd ensures compliance with the international standards of the industry, assuring the best practices for information security controls are in place.

“Data is the core of our business, so ensuring its safety is integral to our core values. Considering our clients are big corporations, we are not taking any chances when it comes to data security. Receiving the ISO 27001 certification is an important step, that proves our global commitment to the highest international standards,” states Founder and CEO Daniela Braga. DefinedCrowd was founded in 2015 and was recently named one of the top 100 AI startups by CB Insights. The company has proven its traction in the AI industry by achieving key performance indicators around quality, throughput, and scale, offering capabilities in 50+ languages and dialects. It counts Fortune 500 companies among its client base.

DefinedCrowd launches Neevo app

The Seattle-based company has announced the release of their brand-new mobile application that allows everyone to be part of the future of Artificial Intelligence faster and more efficiently.

Toronto – DefinedCrowd, a smart data company for Artificial Intelligence (AI), has just unveiled their Neevo by DefinedCrowd app at Collision in Toronto.

Designed for people who want to help shape the future, Neevo now offers a native app for iOS and Android where users can contribute to the development and improvement of AI systems. Community members contribute by performing written, tagging, collection, and classification tasks, while being paid for each task completed. This human input enables DefinedCrowd to offer accurate training data in a fast turnaround time to their clients, which include companies such as BWM, Mastercard, Accenture, Jibo, Nuance, and Voicebox, among other Fortune 500 companies.

“With the increasing demand for high-quality training data, it’s crucial to ensure our human-in-the-loop community has fast and efficient access to the AI-related tasks,” states Director of Product, Sara Oliveira. “That’s why the launch of the Neevo app is a big milestone for us, as it provides a mobile-dedicated experience to leverage the human intelligence in our datasets,” she adds.

The app is now available at App Store and Play Store, allowing members of Neevo to take part of the AI future anytime, anywhere.

“As the industry keeps realizing the impact of high-quality data, we keep working to improve our experience not only for our clients but also for our amazing human-in-the-loop community. Thus, I’m very proud to announce the launch of the Neevo app at Collision,” states founder and CEO Daniela Braga. DefinedCrowd was founded in 2015 and was recently named one of the top 100 AI startups by CB Insights.

The company has proven their traction in the AI industry by providing key performance indicators around quality, throughput and scale, offering capabilities in 50+ languages and dialects. The Neevo by DefinedCrowd community supports the company’s global coverage, consisting of 130,000+ skilled members across 60+ countries.

DefinedCrowd triples team and keeps hiring

The Seattle-based company is growing at a fast pace and looking for new talent

DefinedCrowd, a smart data company for Artificial Intelligence (AI), has surpassed the mark of 80 employees globally and has announced today, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, that they will hire another 70 employees by the end of this year.

“Good-quality training data in high demand and the pressure is on to keep up. Our business is growing and we’re searching for professionals looking to make a difference in AI,” reveals COO Walter Benadof. “To keep up with the demand, we will be doubling our team by the end of 2019,”he adds.

DefinedCrowd is currently hiring for the Development, Product, Marketing, and Operations departments, with several openings for Software Developers (Frontend, Backend and Full Stack), QA Automation Engineers, and Machine Learning Engineers. These positions are available throughout the company’s four offices globally and will have an important role on the expansion of the company’s product, an all-in -one platform that allows data scientists to collect, structure, and enrich high-quality training data for AI applications.

“We have a very ambitious goal, we want to be the number one provider of data for AI in the world. This year will be crucial to achieve this goal, as we mature our product, grow our client base, and announce partnerships with the companies that are leading the AI revolution,” states Founder and CEO, Dr. Daniela Braga. “We are looking for the best talent to join our team in this exciting moment, and to be part of the construction of a smarter AI,” she concludes.

To apply, candidates should go to https://careers.definedcrowd.com, where there will be new jobs added throughout the year.

DefinedCrowd was founded in 2015 and was recently named one of the top 100 AI start-ups by CB Insights. With a client list that includes BMW, Mastercard, Nuance, and Yahoo Japan the company has proven their traction in the AI industry by providing KPIs around quality, throughput and scale. The company also offers capabilities in 70+ languages and dialects, supported by their own community, Neevo by DefinedCrowd, which consists of 100,000+ skilled members worldwide. DefinedCrowd is part of the Washington State Department of Commerce delegation, and can be visited at their booth A11 on Hall 8.1 at Mobile World Congress until February 28th.

About DefinedCrowd
DefinedCrowd offers high-quality training data to help machine learning products reach market at improved quality and speed. With world-class expertise in speech and NLP technologies, they support a broad range of use cases, from virtual assistants, to customer review, autonomous vehicles, content categorization, pattern recognition, and even surveillance systems. Through a combination of human intelligence, automatic tools, and machine learning capabilities, DefinedCrowd’s platform allows data scientists to collect, structure, and enrich training data through efficient workflows designed to accelerate enterprise AI initiatives. Their value proposition is quality (95-98% accurate), speed (5-10x faster than competition) and scale (70+ languages and dialects covered).

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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.

We’re teaming up with IBM to make high-quality training data more accessible than ever

Our product Integration with Watson Studio means researchers can now access high-quality training data to train, test and build models all on one platform.

Today marks another huge product milestone here at DefinedCrowd; I’m very excited to announce our product integration with IBM’s Watson Studio. A lot of hard work went into my being able to type those lines this morning, all well worth it for us and our end-users. With DefinedCrowd’s data solutions embedded within Watson Studio, customers can now source, structure, and enrich training data directly from the Watson Studio.

From a logistical perspective, users will be able to set up DefinedCrowd’s customizable data workflows through a dedicated user interface unique to the Watson Studio, the goal being to offer a seamless, one-stop solution for researchers looking to build, train, and test AI models all on the same platform.

In addition to more accessible data, we’re also providing users with quality guarantees that will ensure high-performing results. We’re launching this collaboration with two of our most in-demand workflows, Image Tagging and Text Sentiment Analysis. It’s crucial that these sorts of datasets are sourced and delivered with precision and accuracy, as we’ve detailed in our series on data-labeling. Earning a tech giant like IBM’s trust in handling such critical workflows is a real testament to our work so far.

It’s been a treat to work alongside IBM during this process. A product integration like this doesn’t just increase our exposure externally. Internally, we also get a chance to really examine our core product offerings and focus on how they can be expanded and improved. My team is hard at work on exactly that, and we can’t wait to share all the things we’re building with you. I promise you’ll be hearing from me again very soon.

This integration with IBM fits with an emerging pattern of joint-initiatives between various tech leaders and DefinedCrowd. Earlier this year, we were chosen as an official Amazon Alexa Skills partner, and we’ll be announcing another big collaboration later this year. Joint-efforts like these are an enormous part of our efforts to improve our product offerings to serve a wider array of clients.

We’re ambitious here. Our goal is— and always has been— to stake our claim as the first-choice service provider for high-quality AI training data. Product integrations like this one with IBM are massive for expanding our product capabilities—always my number one priority— and diversifying our client roster. We’re well on our way on both fronts.

So, if you’re an IBM Watson Studio user, we’ll be right there to help the next time you’re building an image recognition or text sentiment analysis model.

Not a Watson Studio customer? Or, need something other than image tagging and sentiment annotation services?

Worry not. Check out our wide array of data solutions or email us at [email protected]

DefinedCrowd Raises $11.8M to Make Artificial Intelligence Smarter

The smart data company secured a Series A financing round to make high-quality training data scalable and faster to obtain

Seattle – DefinedCrowd Corp., a smart data company for AI, announced the closing of a $11.8M Series A funding round today. Led by New-York/Zurich based Evolution Equity Partners, the round brought in Kibo Ventures, Mastercard and EDP Ventures as new investors, and secured additional capital from current investors Sony, Portugal Ventures, Amazon Alexa Fund, and Busy Angels.

“DefinedCrowd’s SaaS platform has very quickly positioned the company as an innovative leader to solve AI/ML’s global most pressing problem, the need for continuous access to highly accurate data. Evolution Equity Partners is honored to lead this growth-targeted Series A round that comes at an inflection point for DefinedCrowd to manage its triple digit revenue growth trajectory and customer on-boarding globally,” says Dennis Smith, Founder and Managing Partner at Evolution Equity Partners and the newest member of DefinedCrowd’s Board of Directors.

The capital secured in this Series A round will be used to develop DefinedCrowd’s product offerings, expand the team, and rapidly increase market-share globally. This follows the 6x year-over-year company growth and expansion efforts put in motion at the beginning of this year – in January the company publicly unveiled its SaaS platform allowing data scientists to collect, enrich and structure data to train their AI and ML models via Web API and Web UI; in April they opened their fourth office, located in Tokyo, to expand and reinforce their presence in the Asian market, and hired Stephen Rauch, a former executive at Starbucks, HBO and Microsoft, as VP of Product.

“This is a super important milestone for any start-up. I am very honored that we were Series A ready in less than 3 years thanks to our incredible market validation,” says founder and CEO Dr. Daniela Braga. “The AI revolution is increasing the need for high-quality data and it is highlighting the challenges inherent to training models with precision. With this funding, we’ll be able to continue growing our products, both the enterprise portal and Neevo. We will continue to execute on our machine learning roadmap, which makes us unique, and we will expand our world class technical sales team in order to serve our global clients even better,” she adds.

DefinedCrowd was founded in 2015 and has been working with Fortune 500 clients since day one. With a client list that includes BMW, Mastercard, Nuance, and Yahoo Japan the company has proven their traction in the AI industry by providing KPIs around quality, throughput and scale. The company also offers capabilities in 46 languages, supported by their own community, Neevo by DefinedCrowd, which consists of 45,000+ skilled members worldwide.

To learn more about their smart data solutions, visit https://www.definedcrowd.ai.

Smart data has arrived in Tokyo

We are thrilled to announce that DefinedCrowd has now an office in Tokyo! This is a huge milestone and we couldn’t be more honored and humbled to bring smart data to the top Japanese corporations who are leading the way in the Artificial Intelligence development.

I am also super excited to announce that Aya Zook will be the General Manager of the Japanese subsidiary and the Asia-Pacific region as a result of more than one year of building our business and reputation in the Asian market.

We celebrated this important event with a cocktail reception in Tokyo, that counted with the presence of more than 55 key people from top Japanese corporations. It was a great moment to talk not only about business but also to connect and reconnect with incredibly talented and smart people, who are leading the way when it comes to the future of AI.

The Japanese market is one of the world’s largest economies and historically one of the most advanced in technology. We are truly honored and humbled to help the top Japanese corporations in their path to AI, with our expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Speech Technologies, Natural Language Understanding and Computer Vision.

And with a new office, new opportunities arise. If you want to join us at the Tokyo office, check out our current openings at our Careers page. Who knows if you’re the next member of this growing and worldwide spread family that is DefinedCrowd.

Let’s do this!

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 – 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.

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 – 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 https://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.