Tech Moves, Tech Predictions, and the State of Artificial Intelligence

Appen in the News, Q1 2023

As a leading provider of high-quality training data for machine learning and artificial intelligence, we’ve been making headlines lately due to our role in advancing the development of cutting-edge technologies. With Q1 2023 closed, we’re giving you the PR wrap-up, highlighting some of the company’s major achievements and milestones over the past few months. Let’s take a closer look at what Appen has been up to and what this means for the future of AI.  

ChatGPT and Software Development – Improving Conversational Applications  

“Generative AI technologies have a huge opportunity to be used to automate and enhance various aspects of application development and customer experience design.” Appen Chief Product Officer, Sujatha Sagiraju, shares her insights into the new technologies with InfoWorld. The article discusses how the use of generative AI, such as ChatGPT, is changing the game for developers of conversational applications. As users become more impressed by the capabilities of these AI models, they will expect more natural language queries and personalized responses from their apps. Generative AI can also improve workflow and support hyper automation, particularly in fields like healthcare where doctors can use AI to ask questions about a patient’s condition and receive relevant responses. However, implementing generative AI in systematic workflows can be challenging, and human feedback is essential for fine-tuning and ensuring accuracy. Despite this, generative AI holds great potential for automating and enhancing various aspects of application development and customer experience design. Learn more in the article here.

Appen 2023 Predictions: Businesses will prioritize AI data quality without sacrificing time-to-market 

Sujatha Sagiraju shares her 2023 predictions for the AI industry with VMBlog.  The intersection of faster deployment speed and more efficient, robust data annotation will be key to successful deployments, and the use of AI data partners will be critical in accelerating AI solutions. External vendors can offer high-quality data, cutting costs and time while prioritizing key components such as human-in-the-loop practices. The increasing investment in AI and new regulations will lead to a shift towards more companies looking to outsource for data preparation to scale effectively and efficiently. 

Tech Moves: Appen 

Geek Wire highlights notable personnel changes in the Pacific NW tech community and shares Armughan Ahmad’s appointment as President and CEO of Appen. The article emphasizes Appen as an Australian AI company with its U.S. headquarters in Kirkland, Washington. Ahmad was previously the president and managing partner of digital at KPMG and held the position of senior vice president and general manager at Dell Technologies. The appointment of Ahmad as CEO reflects Appen’s continued efforts to strengthen its leadership team as it looks to grow and expand its operations in the U.S. and globally. 

Tech Moves: Appen lands ex-Upwork CTO 

MSN and Geek Wire report Saty Bahadur, the former CTO of Upwork, has been appointed as the new Chief Technology Officer of Appen. Bahadur, who has experience working with Amazon, Microsoft and Intel, will be based in Seattle where the company’s U.S. headquarters is located. Bahadur has held senior leadership positions in his previous roles and will now work on leading the technology division at Appen to help accelerate their growth in the AI industry. 

eeNews: State of Artificial Intelligence in automotive report 

Appen released a report that delves into the ways that artificial intelligence (AI) is being leveraged by the automotive and transportation industries to improve the safety, comfort and overall driving experience. The report highlights the benefits of AI in the industry, including crash prevention, emissions reduction, and traffic reduction. The report also notes that almost 80% of respondents felt safe with autonomous vehicles on the road and 89% of AI practitioners believe that autonomous vehicles are the future of the industry. Additionally, the report emphasizes the importance of human oversight to ensure the accurate and safe rollout of AI across the transportation space. 

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