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Industry trailblazers to share how to build real world AI applications at Train AI Conference
[March 14, 2017]

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

SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.  The agenda will be broad;  covering AI applications within the automotive, consumer goods, financial services, media, retail and technology industries.  The agenda will also cover topics such as image annotation techniques, autonomous vehicles, the important attributes of high quality training data, and making imperfect algorithms work in the real world through human-in-the-loop approaches.

"In the past few years the technology industry has made tremendous progress in the availability of machine learning and deep learning algorithms," said Lukas Biewald, founder and Chief Data Scientist of CrowdFlower. "The challenge for the next 5 years is how do we make imperfect algorithms work for tens of thousands of companies.  With a speaker lineup containing a who's who of AI pioneers, Train AI attendees will be able - in a single day -  to absor the learning from decades' worth of real world AI applications and take it home to apply to their companies."

With additional guest speakers to be announced, the current lineup includes:

  • Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google
  • Richard Socher, Chief Scientist, Salesforce
  • Anthony Goldbloom, Co-Founder & CEO, Kaggle
  • Barney Pell, CoFounder & Chief Strategy Officer, Moon Express
  • Pete Warden, Staff Research Engineer, Google
  • James Cham, Partner, Bloomberg
  • Shivon Zilis, Partner, Bloomberg
  • Robert Munro, Principal Product Manager, Amazon AI
  • Tony Segaran, Sr. Engineer Manager, Reddit
  • Jack Clark, Strategy and Communications Director, Open AI
  • Scott Prevost, VP Engineering, Search at Adobe
  • Lukas Biewald, Founder & Executive Chairman, CrowdFlower

"As a thirty year veteran in the field of artificial intelligence I'm thrilled we've arrived at this point in time where AI is within the grasp of mainstream organizations to solve big and small problems," said Dr. Barney Pell, co-founder and chief strategy officer at Moon Express. "I'm delighted to be joining other AI visionaries at Train AI to talk about how we accelerate the adoption of AI and reap the societal benefits."

To learn more about Train AI, register, and view the agenda, please visit and follow@CrowdFlower as we make more announcements.

About CrowdFlower

CrowdFlower is the essential human-in-the-loop AI 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 software 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

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