Machine Learning Labeling and Tooling with Lukas Biewald

CrowdFlower was a company started in 2007 by Lukas Biewald, an entrepreneur and computer scientist. CrowdFlower solved some of the data labeling problems that were not being solved by Amazon Mechanical Turk. A decade after starting CrowdFlower, the company was sold for several hundred million dollars.

Today, data labeling has only grown in volume and scope. But Lukas has moved on to a different part of the machine learning stack: tooling for hyperparameter search and machine learning monitoring.

Lukas Biewald joins the show to talk about the problems he was solving with CrowdFlower, the solutions that he developed as part of that company, and the efforts with his current focus: Weights and Biases, a machine learning tooling company.

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