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Industry trailblazers to share how to build real world AI applications at Train AI Conference

March 14, 2017

Featured speakers and sponsors include Amazon, Google, IBM Watson, Kaggle, Microsoft and Salesforce Einstein. AI Pioneer Peter Norvig to deliver opening Keynote.

San Francisco, Calif. (March 14, 2017) – CrowdFlower, the essential human-in-the-loop AI platform, today announced the company will host Train AI on May 17, 2017 at The Village in San Francisco. With a theme of applying Machine Learning in a Human World, Train AI will provide attendees with insight into real-world AI use-cases, actionable strategies, and tangible takeaways for successful implementation of AI.

Sponsored by IBM Watson, Microsoft and Salesforce Einstein, the one-day summit will feature presentations from industry leaders and technology visionaries focused on making AI work in the real world. Speakers include executives from Adobe, Amazon, Bloomberg, Google, IBM, Kaggle, Moon Express, Reddit, and Salesforce with a special keynote by Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google.

CrowdFlower named in the Artificial Intelligence 100 list from CB Insights

January 11, 2017

Santa Barbara, CA, January 11, 2017 — CB Insights today selected CrowdFlower to the prestigious Artificial Intelligence 100 list (“AI 100”), a select group of emerging private companies working on ground breaking artificial intelligence technology. CB Insights CEO and co-founder, Anand Sanwal, revealed the winners during The Innovation Summit, a gathering of top executives and investors to explore the industries of the future.

The CB Insights research team selected the AI 100 winners based on a combination of data submitted by the companies, responses to interview questions and the company’s Mosaic Score. Mosaic is an algorithm built with funding from the National Science Foundation that gives predictive intelligence into the health of private companies

CB Insights AI List

Quick facts on the AI 100:

  • In total, these 100 emerging private companies have raised $3.8B across 263 deals since 2012, according to CB Insights.
  • Applications of their technology include breakthroughs in healthcare, drug discovery, business intelligence, gaming, manufacturing, and much more.
  • More than 1,650 companies were nominated or applied for the AI 100 (only 6% were selected).
  • Data Collective has backed 14 of the AI 100 companies, while NEA backed 8 and Bloomberg Beta backed 7.
  • There have been 9 mega-rounds (funding rounds of $100M or more) to AI 100 companies since 2014.
  • Five AI 100 companies have reached a valuation of $1B or more (also known as unicorn status).
  • 11 countries are represented among the winners.

For more information about the AI 100, visit:

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning experts join CrowdFlower Scientific Advisory Board

November 10, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/– CrowdFlower, the essential human-in-the-loop platform for data science and machine learning teams, today announced three new artificial intelligence and machine learning industry experts – Barney Pell, Anthony Goldbloom, and Pete Warden – have joined their Scientific Advisory Board to help guide the company’s future strategy.

CrowdFlower expands into Israel

October 25, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — CrowdFlower, the essential human-in-the-loop platform for data science and machine learning teams, today announced its expansion into Israel with the opening of an office and the hiring of Nati Catalan to lead the company’s presence in Ra’anana.

CrowdFlower raises $10M to bring AI to every business

June 7, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — CrowdFlower, the essential human-in-the-loop platform for data science teams, today announced its recent $10M venture funding. The investment round was led by Canvas Ventures, Trinity Ventures, and Microsoft. The capital will be used to fuel the adoption of CrowdFlower AI which combines training data, machine learning and human-in-the-loop in a single platform.

What Data Science Skills Employers Want Now

January 7, 2016

Alex Woodie at datanami talked with our founder Lukas Biewald about the skills data scientists need for 2016––and beyond.

Read all about it on KMWorld.

Big Data: Expediting and Validating Analyses

December 30, 2015

Mohammad Shahangian spoke to KMWorld about how CrowdFlower helps Pinterest improve their search relevance algorithms.

Read all about it on KMWorld.

Google Open-Sourcing TensorFlow Shows AI’s Future Is Data

November 11, 2015

Our CEO Lukas Biewald spoke with Cade Metz at WIRED about what open-sourced algorithms really mean for data science and innovation.

Read all about it on WIRED.

Yelp’s Using Image Search to Change How It Finds You a Bar

October 19, 2015

We got a brief mention in this WIRED article about how we helped Yelp build a better search experience

Read all about it on WIRED.

Rich Data Summit Takeaways

Zachary David Lipton over at KDNuggets shares his takeaways from the Rich Data Summit. Some really great points in here you’ll only find from an expert.

Read all about it on KGnuggets.

4 Data Science Insights from the Rich Data Summit

October 16, 2015

The smart folks at Mode attended the Rich Data Summit and shared what they learned, namely, that everyone’s still trying to define data science and that machine learning works much better with a human-in-the-loop.

Read all about it on the Mode Blog.

CrowdFlower Combines the Best of Machine and Human Intelligence with New AI Product

October 15, 2015

InsideBIGDATA takes a closer look at our machine learning tool and writes about the importance of high quality training data.

Read all about it on insideBIGDATA.

An open and candid interview with Lukas Biewald, founder and CEO of Crowdflower

July 23, 2015

Lukas joins the folks at Breakout Room to talk about how the crowd speeds up data science, why data cleaning is important, and how trying to beat Google at search led to him starting CrowdFlower.

Check out the recording on Breakout Room.

The Scary And Amazing Future Of Work

November 18, 2013


The Future of Work is Rich in Technology and Drawbacks

November 15, 2013


Products of the Week

November 4, 2013


The use of task in a social business

October 26, 2013


Crowdsourcing Gaining Foothold in the Enterprise

October 25, 2013


Analytics Is a Real Crowd Pleaser

October 23, 2013


Crowdsourced Workforces Rising

September 9, 2013


Data Quality Blooms with CrowdFlower

July 31, 2013


Robot Revolution? Scientists Teach Robots to Learn

July 18, 2013


A clouded future

March 13, 2010


CrowdFlower Raises $5 Million to Boost Crowdsourcing

January 20, 2010