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Veteran AI Experts Launch Weights & Biases to Offer Developer Tools for Machine Learning

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A recent press release reports, “Weights & Biases (W&B) launched today with the first enterprise AI platform to help teams visualize and debug machine learning models. W&B received $5 million in a Series A investment round co-led by Trinity Ventures and Bloomberg Beta. The company was founded by AI experts and former Figure Eight (previously CrowdFlower) co-founders Lukas Biewald and Chris Van Pelt, as well as former Google engineering leader and yCombinator alum Shawn Lewis. Biewald will join the company’s board of directors, along with Trinity Ventures general partner Daniel Scholnick. Scholnick also sits on the boards of Docker and New Relic, two highly valued companies serving the developer ecosystem.”

The release continues, “The W&B platform creates a standardized way for teams to track machine learning model development, understand their models’ performance, and develop in a collaborative environment. As companies deploy machine learning models in increasingly mission-critical domains like medicine and autonomous vehicles, mistakes become riskier, and best-in-class software development practices become essential. ‘We have worked extensively with companies to turn machine learning research projects into scalable, real-world deployments,’ says Lukas Biewald. ‘We’ve watched hundreds of teams struggle to deploy machine learning models successfully, and the same problems show up repeatedly. Machine learning has created a fundamentally new kind of programming, requiring a fundamentally new set of developer tools. We created Weights & Biases to provide that missing toolkit’.”

Read more at Globe Newswire.

Photo credit: W&B

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