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.
"I'm thrilled to have Barney, Anthony, and Pete join our Scientific Advisory Board," said Lukas Biewald, founder and chief data scientist at CrowdFlower. "Their artificial intelligence and machine learning expertise will be valuable inputs into our technology roadmap as we continue to evolve our human-in-the-loop platform for data science teams. I'm looking forward to working with all three of them as we embark on the next stage of growth for CrowdFlower."
Dr. Barney Pell, Ph.D. is currently machine learning fellow at the Creative Disruption Lab at the University of Toronto, co-founder and chairman of LocoMobi helping to bring AI technology to the parking industry, co-founder and chief strategy officer of Moon Express opening up the Moon for commercial development, and associate founder and board advisor for Singularity University. Previously Dr. Pell was founder and chief executive officer of Powerset, a pioneering startup in natural-language search that was acquired by Microsoft and integrated into Bing, where he then served as strategist and architect of Bing, lead for Bing's local and mobile search team, leader of Microsoft's long-range plan for semantics and knowledge, and co-founder of Cortana, Microsoft's conversational assistant. Dr. Pell also previously managed an 85-person Artificial Intelligence R&D organization at NASA that was responsible for flying the first AI system in deep space. He completed his B.S. in Symbolic Systems at Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Trinity College, Cambridge, in which he researched artificial intelligence, machine learning, and general-game playing as a path toward artificial general intelligence.
Mr. Anthony Goldbloom is founder and chief executive officer of Kaggle, the world's largest data science community with over 650,000 members. Forbes Magazine has named Mr. Goldbloom as one of the "30 under 30" in technology, and MIT Tech Review has named him one of top 35 innovators under the age of 35. He has published in the The Economist and the Harvard Business Review. Mr. Goldbloom received his first class honors degree in Econometrics and an Alumni of Distinction Award from the University of Melbourne.
Mr. Pete Warden is current staff research engineer at Google where he is the technical lead of the TensorFlow Mobile team, responsible for deep learning on mobile and embedded devices. Previously Mr. Warden was founder and chief technology officer at Jetpac where he led the creation of a unique data product that analyzed the pixel data of over 140 million photos from Instagram and turned them into in-depth guides for more than 5,000 cities around the world. He also wrote the world's only mustache detection image processing algorithm. Mr. Warden received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.
"I'm delighted to join Lukas as co-chairman of CrowdFlower's Scientific Advisory Board," said Dr. Barney Pell, co-founder and chief strategy officer at Moon Express. "With the recent launch of CrowdFlower AI, which combines training data, machine learning models, and human-in-the-loop workflows in a single platform, it's a great time to be helping them continue to grow and meet the needs of the data science community."
CrowdFlower is the essential human-in-the-loop platform for data science teams. CrowdFlower helps customers generate high quality customized training data for their machine learning initiatives, or automate a business process with easy-to-deploy models and integrated human-in-the-loop workflows. The CrowdFlower platform supports a wide range of use cases including self-driving cars, intelligent personal assistants, medical image labeling, content categorization, customer support ticket classification, social data insight, CRM data enrichment, product categorization, and search relevance.
Headquartered in San Francisco and backed by Canvas Venture Fund, Trinity Ventures, and Microsoft Ventures, CrowdFlower serves data science teams at Fortune 500 and fast-growing data-driven organizations across a wide variety of industries. For more information, visit www.crowdflower.com.