Latent Space The AI Engineer Podcast

Latent Space The AI Engineer Podcast 7: Joseph Nelson

Published: April 13, 2023, 4:52 p.m.

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The tools that enable people to make the world programmable are crucial.

"We're providing engineers with the tools for data and models to build programmable interfaces."

Computer vision is a powerful technology that can be applied in various industries.

"Anything underneath a microscope and through a telescope and everything in between needs to be seen."

Annotation is an essential part of creating computer vision models, but it can be challenging.

"Annotation is difficult and anyone looking to use computer vision in their business who may not have an off-the-shelf data set is going to have to get involved in annotation."

Converting between different annotation formats can be time-consuming and error-prone.

"We got sick of all these different formats and wrote a readme for actually it's still the readme at the base repo of Roboflow today."

The economics of annotation can be estimated by considering the complexity of the problem and the amount of variance in the scene.

"The good news is that like annotation is going to become decreasingly a blocker to starting to use computer vision in meaningful ways."

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Customer Acquisition

Roboflow acquires customers through their website, content marketing, and word-of-mouth referrals. They also participate in events and hackathons.

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Technology and Gadgets

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