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SXSW 2019

AI-AI-Oh! How Top Companies Create Training Data

AI is all the rage now. Every day we hear stories of new possibilities and cutting edge products that are enabled by AI. We’re sold; it’s time to go build the next amazing AI product. But wait, how do I actually DO that? How can my business generate and harness the training data needed to fuel next generation AI that will wow customers?

In this session, machine learning leaders will discuss a wide array of business models that have been used to successfully generate crucial training data, how this data has been used, and what that means for your business. We’ll talk through the cost profile of building the data set, identify common technical challenges, and discuss the pros and cons of each approach.

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  1. Examples from the self-driving car industry, including generation of raw data, synthetic data, and the learnings from operating a school for SDCs
  2. We’ll discuss insights from text analysis including difficult-to-find data like legal contracts and commercial agreements.
  3. Finally, we’ll talk about the ways marketing organizations generate incredible amounts of data that help you fine tune your messaging


  • Christina Del Villar, Head of Global Marketing, Enterprise, Udacity
  • Rob McGrorty, VP of Product, Axiom Law
  • David Silver, Leader, SDC, Udacity


Christina Del Villar, Head of Global Marketing, Enterprise, Udacity

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Future Workplace
  • Level: Intermediate
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