CrowdFlower partners with iMerit

CrowdFlower said it has announced a partnership with digital services company iMerit, enabling CrowdFlower customers to work with teams trained in data confidentiality standards and committed to non-disclosure, working in secure environments.

In recent years, the need for large, high-quality human-curated datasets to feed machine learning initiatives has grown dramatically. However, data scientists have been faced with an unattractive trade-off. They can use scarce internal resources to collect data and maintain confidentiality, but this is expensive and slow with a high opportunity cost. An external crowd can be more economical and faster, but runs the risk of breaching confidentiality.

With the new CrowdFlower and iMerit partnership, and the launch of the NDA Crowds capability on the CrowdFlower data enrichment platform, enterprise customers with sensitive data no longer have to make this trade-off. For the first time, teams needing large sets of data – from data scientists, to data-driven product managers and business process owners – can now collect high-quality, human-curated datasets at scale, secure in the knowledge that their data is only seen by iMerit data specialists, who have signed non-disclosure agreements with CrowdFlower and work in secure locations.

CrowdFlower is the essential data enrichment platform for data science teams. It is focused on making data useful by helping data scientists collect, clean and label their data. Headquartered in San Francisco and backed by Trinity Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners and Canvas Venture Fund, CrowdFlower serves data science teams at over a hundred Fortune 500 and fast-growing data-driven organizations across a wide variety of industries.

iMerit is a human-assisted computing company created to effect positive social and economic change. It is a privately held international company headquartered in Palo Alto, CA with operations in Kolkata, India.