Best Practices for Adaptive Outsourcing

Continuing Business Operations in a PandemicBest Practices for Adaptive Outsourcing

CloudFactory has been securely delivering work remotely for the better part of a decade. In this guide, our experts share best practices that will help you evaluate an outsourcing provider for their ability to continue business operations when conditions change.

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The Essential Guide to Computer Vision

Computer vision models require a massive amount of data to learn and stay current. It takes upwards of 800 hours to annotate one hour of video training data and you certainly don’t want to choose the wrong techniques or workforce to annotate that data. This guide will help you make good choices about data annotation for computer vision.

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Building Your Next Machine Learning Data Set

Gathering an initial data set for your machine learning project is the first hurdle on the path to a successful ML algorithm. CloudFactory and Keymakr discuss the attributes of an ideal data set, the pros and cons of using a pre-created data set, and best practices for building your own.

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6 Key Features of Data Annotation Tools

Some data annotation tools won't be a good fit for your AI and machine learning project. Keep these six important features in mind as you evaluate tool providers.

Case Study

Farming for the Future

Learn how CloudFactory helped Hummingbird Technologies develop crop analytics for farmers around the world.

Ebook

Growing Your Platform Business With Outsourcing

Are you interested in growing your platform’s user base, cleaning up your database, or innovating through automation and AI? This guide explains how outsourcing can help accelerate your platform growth.

Case Study

Luminar Takes AV to Safer Distances

CloudFactory helped Luminar launch a product that dramatically increases autonomous vehicle perception.

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Data Engineering, Preparation, and Labeling for AI 2019

The big challenge for organizations looking to make use of advanced machine learning is getting access to large volumes of clean, accurate, complete, and well-labeled data to train ML models. AI analyst firm Cognilytica explores the race to usable data and evaluates the requirements for solutions that clean, augment, and annotate data for AI.

Ebook

Image Annotation for Computer Vision

Machine learning is often fueled by image data. In this guide, learn the basics about image annotation, common techniques, and key workforce considerations.

Webinar

Data Prep: What Data Scientists Wish You Knew

CloudFactory’s Paul Christianson and Infinia ML data scientist Ben Schneller discuss what data scientists wish you knew about preparing your data for AI projects, data readiness strategies, and high-quality training data annotation at scale.

Ebook

Data Annotation Tools for Machine Learning

Selecting the right tool to annotate your data can save you time, money, and frustration. This guide will help you choose the best data annotation tools for your machine learning project.

Webinar

5 QA Methods to Win the Race to Quality Data

The end goal for every data labeling project is quality data - but how do you get there? There are several QA workflow types but each has pros and cons when it comes to the quality and speed of data outputs. In this panel discussion, we will explore 5 quality assurance workflows for data labeling including tooling, staffing, and how each workflow affects throughput and data quality.

Ebook

The Essential Guide to Quality Training Data

Are you training machine learning algorithms or planning to scale your team's training data operations? Here are some tips to ensure your people, processes, and tools produce quality training data.

Case Study

Improving AI Model Results and Accuracy

Sensor-as-a-service start-up finally finds an annotation solution that can help them expand.

Case Study

Managed Workforce Helps Legal AI

Heretik wanted to make legal contract review less tedious so they created an AI-fueled solution. Learn how CloudFactory helped bring their software to life.

Ebook

The Outsourcers' Guide to Quality

Data quality is vital when creating reliable algorithms. For companies looking for a solution that equals the quality of their in-house team, it can seem as though outsourcing is an impossible option. Have no fear. This eBook will help you predict the level of quality you can expect from a data labeling provider.

Case Study

Disrupting the Legal Space with AI

Learn how CloudFactory helped Heretik train their AI models and disrupt the legal industry by streamlining the contract review process.

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Crowdsourced Workers vs. Managed Workers

Data scientists at Hivemind created 3 identical tasks and hired two teams to complete them. How did crowdsourced workers and a managed workforce differ in terms of accuracy, speed, and effective cost?

Case Study

Bizly Discovers the Benefits of a Managed Workforce

Bizly found the perfect workforce to help it expand its event planning platform to over 18,000 venues.

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5 Qualities in Good Data Labeling Vendors

Not all outsourced data labeling partners are a good fit for every machine learning project. Here are 5 things you need to consider before, during, and after vendor evaluations.

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Why Using Data Scientists for Data Labeling is a Big Mistake

Your in-house data scientists shouldn't be doing tedious data labeling work for machine learning projects. They should be focusing on more important innovation. How much might it cost for a data scientist to annotate a one-hour video?

Ebook

The Ultimate Guide to Data Labeling

Free up your data scientists for more important work by outsourcing data preparation for your AI and machine learning projects. Here's a helpful guide to choosing the right data labeling workforce, processes, and tools.

Workbook

20 Critical Questions to Ask Data Labeling Providers

When you’re creating high-performing machine learning models, you need quality, labeled data...and lots of it. Getting it can be a challenge. A growing number of innovators are outsourcing data labeling operations so their teams can focus on strategy and innovation. Choosing a data labeling partner is an important decision that can affect your model performance and speed to market. Here’s what you need to ask when you’re looking for a data labeling service.

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In-House vs. Managed Workforce Data Labeling Partner

It takes a lot of time and resources to prepare and label data. Learn why outsourcing the data preparation to a managed workforce partner is a good business decision and how in-house responsibilities will shift when you outsource the work.

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3 Signs a Data Labeling Provider will Deliver Quality Data

The people, processes, and tools used by outsourced data labeling partners make a big difference in final data quality. Here are 3 signs that you'll receive quality work from your data partners.

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6 Ways Some Data Labeling Providers Put Your Data Quality at Risk

The level of data quality you'll receive from data labeling providers depends on several workforce, QA, and tooling factors. Here are 6 ways *some* data labeling providers put your data quality at risk.

Case Study

Medical Image Tagging Made Easier

Medical AI company stays ahead of the curve by labeling 24,000 images in 6 months.

Case Study

Helping an Insurer Compete and Grow

An insurance company expanded their business with the help of a dedicated cloud team that handles upfront data processing needs.

Webinar

Choosing the Right Data Labeling Partner

It takes a mountain of data to train, test, and build machine learning algorithms and AI projects. You may be considering hiring a data labeling service to take the burden off your in-house data scientists and machine learning engineers. But what does that entail? Watch the webinar to learn what you need to know before hiring a data labeling service.

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Win the Race to Market

Developing high-performance deep learning models for computer vision requires a strategic combination of people, tools, and processes in pre-production. Watch the webinar to learn how to streamline your data labeling and experimentation process to accelerate your ML training and your time to market.

Case Study

Financial Documents Transcription

Financial services company leveraged a managed workforce to improve turnaround time from days to just minutes with 99% accuracy.

Report

Crowd vs. Managed Team

Data scientists at Hivemind tested CloudFactory’s managed workforce and a leading crowdsourcing platform’s anonymous workers to complete a series of the same tasks, ranging from basic to more complicated, to determine which team delivered the highest-quality structured datasets and at what relative cost.

Case Study

Partnering on Quality Training Data and Social Impact

Azavea interviewed a handful of leading data labeling firms, and studiously compared their pricing, approach, and cultural values. Learn why CloudFactory stood out.

Whitepaper

Scaling Quality Training Data

If you need people to process some portion of the big data that feeds your artificial intelligence, you need a reliable workforce. You’re not alone: more businesses are using in-house staff, contractors, and crowdsourcing to get this kind of work done, and industry analysts expect that trend to increase significantly over the next two years.

Case Study

Ibotta Saves Money for Shoppers

Ibotta finds the people and technology to scale a data-verification process during the busiest retail season of the year.

Webinar

Anonymous Crowd vs. Managed Team

Data-science tech developer Hivemind designed a quantitative experiment to determine which type of workforce completed a series of increasingly complex tasks to deliver the highest-quality structured datasets. Watch the webinar to learn which workforce performed better.

Whitepaper

Humans in the AI Tech Stack

Artificial intelligence is finally taking off. Why now, and how are businesses using it? What are the challenges to implemention? In this white paper, we explore AI trends, the importance of choosing the right tools, and how to strategically deploy people in your tech-and-human stack.

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Solving the Dirty Data Problem

Data is today’s gold, representing huge potential value for businesses. By analyzing data, you can discover patterns that can help you make smarter decisions, improve products, and disrupt entire industries. Download our guide to solve the dirty data problem.

Ebook

The On-Demand Blueprint

Hiring on-demand is the new way of getting work done. You might be playing catch-up later if you don’t participate now. Learn how businesses are leveraging the on-demand economy as a strategic competitive advantage.

Ebook

An Impact Sourcing Primer

Outsourcing has been a business strategy for as long as entrepreneurs have found alternatives that are less expensive than doing everything themselves. And offshoring has been a part of those same entrepreneurs’ vocabularies for the last 20 years. Impact Sourcing? Well, that’s a newer one.