By Lukas Biewald, November 13, 2015

Why did Google open-source their core machine learning algorithms?

Earlier this week, Google open-sourced TensorFlow. According to Matt Cutts, who has run Google’s spam algorithms for years, TensorFlow is essentially Google’s “secret-sauce.” That said, Google clearly believes machine learning is incredibly important and is willing to invest billions in R&am [...]


By Justin Tenuto, November 6, 2015

Using machine learning to predict gender

This all started with a simple question: could we train an algorithm to determine if a Twitter account belonged to a man or a woman? With that in mind, we ran a simple data categorization job, fired up our brand new CrowdFlower AI feature, and tried to answer just that. What we found was, well, pret [...]


By Justin Tenuto, November 4, 2015

Announcing CrowdFlower AI

A few weeks ago, we made an announcement at the Rich Data Summit. It deals not just with where we want our company to go, but where we think machine learning and data science are going in the coming years. Which is to say: human-in-the-loop machine learning.  What we're working on is something [...]