Training Data for Autonomous Vehicles with Daryn Nakhuda

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The episode you are about to hear is the first of a new series of shows on Autonomous Vehicles. We all know that self-driving cars is one of the hottest topics in ML & AI, so we had to dig a little deeper into the space. To get us started on this journey, I’m excited to present this interview with Daryn Nakhuda, CEO and Co-Founder of MightyAI.

Daryn and I discuss the many challenges of collecting training data for autonomous vehicles, along with some thoughts on human-powered insights and annotation, semantic segmentation, and a ton more great stuff.

Thanks to Our Sponsor

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If you’re a long time listener you already know Mighty AI from my interview with their lead data scientist Angie Hugeback. (It’s hard to believe that was over 50 shows ago!) Mighty AI was one of the first sponsors of this podcast, and it’s great to have them back as a sponsor for this series. As you’ll hear, the company delivers training data and validation services to firms building computer vision models for autonomous vehicles. Their platform combines guaranteed accuracy with scale and expertise, thanks to their full stack of annotation software, consulting and managed services, proprietary machine learning, and global community of pre-qualified annotators. We thank MightyAI for being a valued sponsor, so please be sure to visit them at to learn more, and follow them at @mighty_ai.

Events Update

Last week we shared with excitement the news about a special Halloween event we were planning for October 30th in New York City. Well, due to unforeseen events beyond our control, the event is now cancelled. We were really looking forward to the event and are incredibly disappointed about its cancellation. If you purchased tickets via the eventbrite or splashthat pages you should have been automatically refunded. The good news is that you can still connect with us on Monday evening, because we’ll be headed to the NYU Future Labs AI Summit Happy Hour.

If you’re in New York City, we hope you’ll join us at the Happy Hour and, more importantly the AI Summit itself. As you may remember, we attended the inaugural summit back in April, had a great time, and delivered some great interviews, all of which we’ll link to in the show notes for your listening pleasure. This year’s event features more great speakers, including Corinna Cortes, Head of Research at Google NY, Davide Venturelli, Science Operations Manager at NASA Ames Quantum AI Lab, and Dennis Mortensen, CEO & Founder of startup For the event homepage visit, and for 25% off of tickets, use code TWIML25. You can find links to this and more great events on our new events page at

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