Alegion, a training-data platform for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning initiatives, has been named a Best in Biz Award Silver Winner in the Enterprise Product of the Year category for their Data and Task Management Platform. The Best in Biz Awards are the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.
Alegion’s Training Data Platform is a robust technology system that offloads the training of AI systems from enterprise data science teams. It is designed to manage massive amounts of data (hundreds of thousands to millions of images or other data items) and large work teams (thousands of people simultaneously). The platform supports a variety of processes designed specifically for machine learning data and features the ability to define and configure complex data task workflows, including multi-step and conditional paths for text, photo, video and audio.
“The single biggest obstacle to deploying large-scale artificial intelligence systems today is getting the AI models trained. We serve the Fortune 500, and even they lack the technical and human resources to train their own algorithms,” said Nathaniel Gates, CEO and co-founder of Alegion. “The Alegion platform is a blend of AI technology and on-demand training supervisors. It is not unusual for us to prepare tens of thousands of data elements in a single day for computer vision, natural language processing or entity resolution systems. We are proud to be accelerating and taking risk out of the AI aspirations of some of the world’s biggest businesses. And we are very pleased to be recognized as a top platform by prominent editors and reporters.”
Each year, Best in Biz Awards’ entrants span the spectrum, from some of the most recognizable global brands to the most innovative local start-ups. The 8th annual program proved to be a particularly tough competition, garnering close to 700 entries from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of geographic regions and industries in the U.S. and Canada. Best in Biz Awards 2018 honors were conferred in 70 different categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Place to Work, Support Department, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product, Best New Service, CSR Program, Marketing Campaign and Blog of the Year.