Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Affine Ranked Among Top The 10 At Data-Centric AI Hackathon

Affine, a leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Engineering consulting and solutions firm was ranked among the top 10 on a leaderboard (/7th position) at the Deep Learning AI data-centric competition by Andrew Ng, who is also co-founder and Chairman of Coursera.  Balu Nair, Jayanth Ajay, Ph.D., and Ashwini Gupta, from Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence (AI_CoE), Affine, presented their case to the international leaderboard for the challenge requiring teams to accurately classify handwritten Roman numbers from 1 to 10.  

The data centric competition, Hackathon is a collaboration between Deep Learning AI and Landing AI and aims to elevate data centric approaches to improve machine learning model performances. Contestants were given datasets to improve and work on by the organisers. The competition was evaluated under two categories- ‘Best Performance Overall’ and ‘Most Innovative’. This competition was powered by CodaLab Worksheets.

Affine secured 7th position in the Hackathon with 1,480 other entries and was the only Indian company to be a part of the top 10 list.

“We are very excited about our Top-10 achievement in the Data Centric AI Competition organized by Dr Andrew Ng, DeepLearning.AI and Landing AI teams.

At Affine, we have always put equal emphasis on the ML architecture as well as building “rich” data pipelines (high quality data + high quality features); resulting in successful ML deployments and lasting benefits for our customers. Our teams continue to innovate and upskill on algorithmic as well as data side of AI, the latter being very important in addressing production data challenges,” said Vineet Kumar, Co-Founder and Chief Solutions Architect, Affine.

An Indian MNC, founded about ten years ago as an end-to-end analytics service provider, Affine started with descriptive and basic predictive analysis but evolved over the years to COEs with aligned competencies, joint partnerships with academic institutions for R&D with respect to advanced statistical and mathematical models, Deep Learning to capitalize on the need for high end analytics.

About Deep learning AI

DeepLearning.AI is an education technology company that helps to empower the global workforce to build an AI-powered future through world-class education, hands-on training, and a collaborative community, making a world-class AI education accessible to people around the globe. DeepLearning.AI was founded by Andrew Ng, a global leader in AI.

Data-Centric AI, launched on June 17, 2021, is a competition by Andrew Ng, founder of Deep Learning AI, Chairman and Co-Founder of Coursera, that pushes participants to build the best possible dataset instead of competing for the best model.  

About Affine

Affine is a leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Engineering consulting and solutions firm. Affine offers capabilities across the analytical value chain from data engineering and cloud-based implementations to analytics, machine learning, and business intelligence, to tackle day-to-day & strategic business challenges across multiple verticals & business functions in Gaming, Manufacturing, Hi-Tech & CPG industries.

Affine aims to bring about the evolution of business decision-making by adopting the ‘new’ in decision science and technology. Affine has believed in staying at the bleeding edge of decision science through a culture of celebrating excellence, continuous learning, and customer orientation.

With the hyper-convergence of AI, Data Engineering, and Cloud, Affine enables their customers to become game-changers to ‘Command the New’ in their respective market landscapes.

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