Lukas Biewald

Lukas Biewald
Founder and Chief Data Scientist , Weights & Biases

@l2k

Lukas Biewald is the founder and CEO of CrowdFlower. Founded in 2007, CrowdFlower provides Labor-on-Demand to help companies outsource high-volume, repetitive tasks to a massively-distributed global workforce.

Before founding CrowdFlower, Lukas was a senior scientist and manager within the Ranking and Management Team at Powerset, Inc., acquired by Microsoft in 2008. He led the Search Relevance Team for Yahoo! Japan after graduating from Stanford University with a B.S. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Computer Science. Recently, Lukas won the Netexplorateur Award for GiveWork – a collaboration with Samasource that brings digital work to refugees worldwide. Lukas is also an expert level Go player.

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Disruption & Opportunity
Location: Mission City B1
Lukas Biewald (Weights & Biases)
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Topics for any discipline that focuses on quantitative or technical data have always depended on the datasets that were available at the time. Crowdsourcing has changed that — democratizing the data-collection process and cutting researchers’ reliance on stagnant, overused datasets. Tools like Amazon Mechanical Turk allow anyone to gather data overnight, rather than waiting years. Read more.

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