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What does "active learning" mean in AI? Save time and money on data annotation. The Kairntech experience

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What does "active learning" mean in AI and how can it save you time and money on data annotation? Discover the Kairntech experience.

We all heard that "data is the new oil". However, just like its petroleum predecessor, data is of no use until it is processed. One processing step that is often required for unstructured data (e.g. text, images, audio and video files) is data annotation. This is done manually, can require highly trained domain experts (e.g. engineers, medical doctors, etc), and is one of the major hurdles on the way to democratizing AI due to the time and expenses involved.

What if we could enlist AI's help in dealing with data labelling? This is the solution proposed by the field called "active learning": having the machine learning model itself request labels for the data that it deems most useful for its training.

This webinar will start off by Scaleway's Machine Learning Engineer Olga Petrova presenting the theory behind active learning. We will then hear from Kairntech, a french startup working on an AI-powered NLP (Natural Language Processing) platform. We will learn how Kairntech is working on harnessing active learning and automatic pre-labelling to offer a superior user experience and substantial savings to its clients who need to annotate data for NLP tasks. Finally, we will discuss the infrastructure requirements for making this all happen in a cost-efficient and scalable way on the cloud.

See you soon to learn more about active learning!

The Scaleway and Kairntech Teams 🚀





Prerequisites: basic familiarity with supervised machine learning would be helpful. To know more about Active Learning, discover our article here!


The presentation will last approximately 45 min and will end with a Q&A session.




This conference will be recorded and then uploaded on Scaleway's Youtube channel.


  • How datasets used to train Artificial Intelligence models are constructed
  • What is active machine learning and how to apply it to classification and named-entity recognition tasks
  • What are some common issues that arise when applying active learning in practice
  • When to use CPUs vs. GPUs for active learning


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Kairntech offers a platform to democratize and accelerate the deployment of AI-Powered NLP solutions at scale.


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