What our venture Hasty is all about (Engineering)

It sounds like the premise of a joke: A Venture Developer, a UX Researcher, and a Data Scientist come together to found a company that initially resulted from a wattx hackathon project. We sat down with Tristan, Alex, and Kostya to talk about their decision to found this venture, their unique team setup, the challenges it entails, as well as their excitement for the developments to come around AI and image annotation.

It sounds like the premise of a joke

It sounds like the premise of a joke: A Venture Developer, a UX Researcher, and a Data Scientist come together to found a company that initially resulted from a wattx hackathon project. We sat down with Tristan, Alex, and Kostya to talk about their decision to found this venture, their unique team setup, the challenges it entails, as well as their excitement for the developments to come around AI and image annotation.

What is Hasty to you in one sentence?

Tristan (T): Hasty is an AI-powered image annotation tool that speeds up the process of labelling significantly.
Kostya (K): The shortcut to ground truth.
Alex (A): Annotation and quality control simplified through the use of AI.

I think the biggest challenge for Hasty today will be to understand, on a granular level, which verticals we’re the most valuable in.
Alexander Wennmann

What is Hasty to you in one sentence?

Tristan (T): Hasty is an AI-powered image annotation tool that speeds up the process of labelling significantly.
Kostya (K): The shortcut to ground truth.
Alex (A): Annotation and quality control simplified through the use of AI.

Sounds exciting! And why Hasty, why the name?

T: It’s probably a little bit inspired by names like Slack, that are somewhat ironic, because Slack picks up the slack. Hasty, in one way, speeds up the way you annotate, and reduces the time you waste, so you can speed up projects.

K: And it sounds like tasty.

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Alex Smith | Deep AI 2017 Conference
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