Lukas Biewald

Co-founder and CEO

Lukas Biewald is the co-founder and CEO of CrowdFlower. As a former data scientist, Lukas was frustrated by the amount of time he had to spend cleaning and labeling data instead of actually using it to solve business problems, leading him to co-found CrowdFlower in 2009. Today, the CrowdFlower platform connects over 5 million data enrichers in almost every country who work around the clock to provide companies with clean and actionable data.

Lukas graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Computer Science. Lukas is also an expert-level Go player.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Lukas Biewald and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

The machine learning problem of the next decade

We're used to computers being consistent and reliable. But as we build more and more complicated machine learning systems to do more and more things that people used to do, they become less consistent and less reliable. Businesses...

How machine learning will affect your business

In the past, successful use of machine learning algorithms required bespoke algorithms and huge R&D budgets, but all that is changing. IBM Watson, Microsoft Azure, Amazon and Alibaba all launched turnkey cloud based machine learning...

Why human-in-the-loop computing is the future of machine learning

Artificial Intelligence is here and it’s changing every aspect of how business functions. But it’s not replacing people one job function at a time. It’s making people in every job function more efficient by handling the easy cases and...

The simple way to make data science effective

Data scientists are trained to make more efficient algorithms, but the simple way to make an algorithm work better is to feed it more data.

It's time for data science to be part of your hiring process

Nearly every CEO will tell you human talent is the reason their business is successful: A great sales hire can change the direction of your entire company, while a bad engineering hire could result in your product falling flat on its...

How to hire data engineers

In order to build a great data science practice, you need great data engineers. Here's how to hire them.

You're hiring the wrong data scientists

Companies are building data scientist teams which is great. But they are not giving them the support they need and they're incurring a ton of unnecessary overhead.

The data science ecosystem, part 3: Data applications

The data science ecosystem, part 3: Data applications

The third part in a series on the data science ecosystem looks at the applications that turn data into insights or models.

The data science ecosystem part 2: Data wrangling

The data science ecosystem part 2: Data wrangling

Data scientists spend 80% of their time convert data into a usable form. There are many tools out there to help and I will go over some of the most interesting.

The data science ecosystem

The data science ecosystem

Data science isn't new, but the demand for quality data has exploded recently. This isn't a fad or a rebranding, it's an evolution.

We need open data to become the new open source

Data is becoming more and more critical to businesses, but almost all data is siloed inside corporations. The lack of open data sets today holds innovation back and that needs to change.

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