Collecting and Annotating Data for AI with Kiran Vajapey

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In this episode, I’m joined by Kiran Vajapey, a human-computer interaction developer at Figure Eight.

In this interview, Kiran shares some of what he’s has learned through his work developing applications for data collection and annotation at Figure Eight and earlier in his career. We explore techniques like data augmentation, domain adaptation, and active and transfer learning for enhancing and enriching training datasets. We also touch on the use of Imagenet and other public datasets for real-world AI applications. If you like what you hear in this interview, Kiran will be speaking at my AI Summit April 30th and May 1st in Las Vegas and I’ll be joining Kiran at the upcoming Figure Eight TrainAI conference, May 9th&10th in San Francisco.

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