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Live Surf Forecasting
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The Client

Our client is the world’s largest provider of live-streaming HD coastal cams. They specialize in surf reports and forecasting.

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The Brief

When the company came to Quantanite, they were in the R&D phase of an app which provides accurate surf reports. They had some annotated data, but in order to develop a prototype, they needed a lot more. At this point, data was being annotated in-house – often by highly skilled specialists whose value lay in  innovation, not data labelling.

I have a doctorate in physics.

I should have been figuring out artificial neural networks and yet there I was, labelling data.”

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The Process

Because our clients are in the R&D phase, they need to iterate via labelling. For this client, we built a dedicated team of creative thinkers, people who can use their initiative and contribute meaningfully to the end result while producing accurate results at speed.

Quantanite do a really good job of extrapolating from examples, then taking their own initiative.

I’m really satisfied with how fast they pick up on the minutiae of the dataset, and the speed at which they return the annotated frames. Also, how willing they are to make modifications to the labels they deliver. That’s really important.”

We’re always happy to share our knowledge and ideas. This case is a good example of how our collaborative approach works in practice.

If the machine model is doing something wrong, you can trace it back to the data. I go back to the team in Bangladesh, they suggest solutions and we talk it over. It’s a group effort.”

If the machine model is doing something wrong, you can trace it back to the data. I go back to the team in Bangladesh, they suggest solutions and we talk it over. It’s a group effort.”

We’re always happy to share our knowledge and ideas. This case is a good example of how our collaborative approach works in practice.

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The Result

With this client, their biggest pain point was the value of their time. They were dealing with large volumes of data instead of high-value research and development. This problem has been solved.

The most important part of this process is generating...

…smartly labelled data.

Because I can offset that to the Quantanite team in Bangladesh, I can focus on the more complicated parts of the job.”

For our clients, the collaboration and knowledge-sharing between themselves and our teams is a considerable bonus.

We’re getting really high-quality work at a great price, and we’ve developed a professional relationship with the team…

We’re getting really high-quality work at a great price, and we’ve developed a professional relationship with the team…

…in Bangladesh, which I’m really happy about. I don’t know if that’s the case with other outsourcing companies. I think it’s not. Zaid, the team leader makes suggestions and 90% of the time, his suggestions are what we end up using. He has a lot of experience and oftentimes, knows more than we do.”