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Neurala Announces Brain Builder "AI for Good" Competition for Developers


Following the announcement of its Brain
beta program, Neurala,
the award-winning artificial intelligence company, today announced a
call for submissions for its "AI
for Good"

Developers who participate in the "AI for Good" contest will have the
chance to win a $1,000 first-place cash prize. The second-place finalist
will win an EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2, and the third-place winner
will receive a DJI phantom 3. Entries will be judged by a panel of
industry experts. Neurala's own applications and commitment to this
theme include its work with Motorola Solutions' first responder body
cams to help find missing children, as well as its partnership with the
Lindbergh Foundation to help combat animal poaching in Africa.

Each proposal should feature a detailed explanation of the approach the
applicant will take to achieve the desired objective. This may include
technological frameworks, development pathways, test dataset, what
functions and technologies will be utilized, and how success will be

"Like any technology, AI is a tool whose applications reflect the
intentions of its creator. It is up to us to show the path and prove
that doomsday scenario prophets like Elon Musk are wrong," said Max
Versace, Neurala co-founder and CEO. "AI is creating changes in our
lives that were at one time unimaginable. But we believe these changes
have the power to benefit humanity, and we want to give the talented
developers who will be able to make that happen a leg up."

Results Trump Ideas: Putting the Brain Builder Beta to Use

"AI for Good" applicants will get expedited free access to Neurala's new Brain
tool to begin tagging datasets for their application. Using
Brain Builder, developers can cut the time and financial cost of
creating datasets for deep neural networks (DNNs) by as much as 40
percent. Early adopters of Brain Builder will also benefit from:

  • Secure, web-based portal: 24/7 access to global data from
  • State-of-the-art annotation tools: Drastic reduction in
    annotation time
  • File support for multiple image types: Upload large amounts of
    data and tag objects and concepts within images from multiple devices
  • Central analytics dashboard: View analytics across projects and
  • Secure platform: Run in the cloud or host on a server behind a
  • Advanced data protection: Use of cloud storage with practically
    limitless scope in terms of size and recoverability
  • Data export: Export tagged image segmentation and object
    detection data that can be used to train models in TensorFlow or Caffe
  • In-house support and expertise: Neurala's team holds more than
    eight Ph.D.s, has more than 20 years of AI experience, and has
    received 19 patents

"There is no other solution in the market that provides organizations
with a centralized solution for DNN data creation and management that
delivers consistent savings," added Neurala COO Heather Ames Versace.
"While data tagging services exist, organizations still need a tool to
organize, maintain and deliver data for AI applications. Brain Builder
fills this gap and streamlines the workflow of data annotation, so
organizations will own the data and can choose whether tagging occurs
in-house, in a data tagging farm, or in both."

The Brain Builder beta program is being offered to select clients right
now — interested companies and universities can fill out a quick and
easy application here.
Users who sign up for the initial Brain Builder beta program will have
first access to the full suite when it launches later this year. Neurala
is also providing the tool for free to anyone in academia.

"AI for Good" applications can be submitted beginning today and will be
accepted through September 16, 2018. For more information about
Neurala's "AI for Good" initiative, visit

About Neurala

Neurala developed The Neurala Brain—deep learning neural network
software that makes devices and products like drones, mobile phones and
cameras more intelligent, engaging and useful. Neurala provides
customized solutions ranging from high-end applications to inexpensive
everyday products. With The Neurala Brain and an ordinary camera,
products can learn people and objects, recognize them in a video stream,
find them in the video, and track them as they move. The Neurala Brain
is based on technology originally developed for NASA, DARPA and the U.S.
Air Force and is now deployed commercially on over a million smart
devices. Follow Neurala on Twitter @Neurala
and on Facebook,
and LinkedIn.

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