Mark Sears

Mark Sears is CEO and Founder of CloudFactory. He’s a computer scientist who is driven daily by his passion for technology, business, and people.

AI Challenges And Why Legal Is A Great Place To Kick-Start Great NLP

Natural language processing (NLP) is among the fastest growing applications of artificial intelligence (AI). It’s also one of the most difficult to build. NLP powers a growing number of tools, such ...

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Successful AI Development Means Fielding The Best Team

If AI development were a sport, it’d be closer to baseball than boxing. Headlines might make it seem like AI breakthroughs happen with a big knockout punch, but the reality is more akin to a baseball ...

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AI Bias And The 'People Factor' In AI Development

Oscar Wilde once argued that life imitates art more than art imitates life. Strangely, that’s proving to be the case when it comes to AI development – but not in the way some had hoped.

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3 Steps Toward Data Responsibility in the Digital Age

Digital experts often compare data to oil. It’s immensely valuable, though mostly hidden. You need resources to mine it and experts to refine it. And, most importantly, it must be handled with ...

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Explaining CloudFactory to My Mom: 6 Years Later

Six years ago, we published a conversation one of our employees had with his mom about the company I’d founded the same year. Here’s a preview of the conversation I’m likely to have with my mom this ...

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Outsourcing Outsmarted: How CloudFactory is Changing an Outdated Industry

The combination of technology and startup thinking can force us to challenge long-held, collective wisdom. It’s a reality in business today that we’ve seen before, in the bestselling ...

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The Day Disaster Hit

One year ago on April 25th, 2015, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal and the very next day our team jumped into action. The people and families of CloudFactory were shaken to the core. ...

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Earthquake Update #2: The View from CloudFactory Nepal

Greetings from Nepal! I’m both grateful and humbled to be here with the CloudFactory family during this incredibly challenging time. While aftershocks continue to rattle the Kathmandu valley, they ...

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Nepal Earthquake Update

A major earthquake hit Nepal April 25th where CloudFactory has 125 employees and about 3,000 cloud workers concentrated in and around Kathmandu. Thank you to everyone who has reached out - we ...

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I am More...

Everyone has a guilty pleasure. Mine is watching all the youtube clips from the many music reality shows like American Idol, The Voice, Britain’s Got Talent, etc, etc. Hours and hours, late into the ...

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