HYDERABAD, Telangana; Mar. 13, 2020 – RoundSqr, a data / analytics / blockchain solutions company, announced that it has acquired code that brings considerable efficiencies to the image annotation activity, which is typically the first step in any computer vision project.
With this acquisition, RoundSqr has jumped a few hoops in its IP roadmap, where an end-to-end platform covering annotating, pre-processing, actual training, interpretability and deployment is under production.
“As computer vision is gaining more and more traction in this machine learning world, companies are increasingly investing in building tools in the cognitive areas. We see that no single tool in the market covers the entire process – of which interpretability is a completely ignored piece” said Srinivas Atreya, Co-founder and Chief Data Scientist.
He added, “Annotation is the most important step in a successful Vision project, but is often treated as low-end work, not worthy of too much attention. Consequently, there is a severe lack of both process maturity and tech maturity. This IP acquisition will act as an initiator to the project’s bigger vision where we expect the design experience to help in this process”
“The global vision of this project is to build a cloud-agnostic, enterprise-level, cognitive machine learning platform that acts as an accelerator for all vision projects. The longer-term plan is to extend the platform to all kinds of AI/ML projects, including text and audio.” he concluded.
The product, headed by Srinivas Atreya and supported by an elaborate team of software-engineers and data-scientists, envisions many firsts, including the powerful concept of ‘active-learning’ in annotation and a workflow that ensures seamless collaboration between the data scientist, SME and annotators.
“One of the mind-boggling problems that continues to trouble data scientists is selecting the right, or rather the best, representative dataset for their specific use case. It usually ends up being a tedious job – repetitive, labor- and time-intensive. Zeppelin (as we fondly call our beta version!) aims at creating a cognitive platform using the beneficial concepts of Active Learning to help solve a range of problems in computer vision, text/speech and more. Aided by popular deep learning frameworks and a user-friendly interface, the data scientist can easily dive into architecting a machine learning model.” said Dheeraj Kasavajjala, one of the first Engineers on the product team.
Founded in 2018, RoundSqr is a digital company (Data, Analytics [AI / ML / CV], Blockchain). We help Businesses define problems and solve them using emerging technologies, typically in the areas of customer engagement, employee empowerment and operational efficiencies. We are your DIGITAL PITSTOP, providing you with the right support, at the right time, quickly, to let you drive your business better and faster.
The name RoundSqr (round pegs in square holes) defines our approach, where we try to see things differently and are uncomfortable with status quo; both essential qualities for a transformative journey. In just a year, the company has grown to over 50 employees, with 17 global clients and 3 offices. For more information, visit www.roundsqr.com