At Toloka Academy, we help educators master crowdsourcing technologies and teach others.
All our hands-on tutorials are based on unique industry experience. They offer insight into crowdsourced data labeling and how it can be done efficiently. They also demonstrate how data labeling can be applied in various spheres – from ML and business to social science. Each tutorial gives you an opportunity to run a real-time project in Toloka.Talk to us
Competitive advantage for students
Collaboration with a top IT company
Industry & science based knowledge exchange
Driving data science forward
Experience with real tasks
With the help of Toloka, we are creating technology that is empowering workers while also ensuring quality labor for the projects of academics and industry actors. Our collaborative research led us to be recognized by UNESCO as one of the 100 most impactful projects in AI. Working with Toloka has also empowered us to give crowdsourcing mini-courses at Northeastern University and the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM).
Medical text simplification is a difficult challenge for NLP that requires fine-grained human supervision. With Toloka's crowdsourcing platform, we were able to obtain high-quality annotations to teach the computational models. Moreover, the versatility of the platform allowed us to test several prototypes of worker training for this complex annotation task.
In 2021, Toloka Academy organized a course for CUSO which unites 5 top Swiss universities: University of Freiburg, University of Geneve, UNIL (University of Lausanne), UNINE (University of Neuchatel) and University of Bern. It was a 3-week course for PhD students and it was centered around the crowdsourcing methodology and techniques that ensure top-quality data. By the end of the course, the participants created projects based on their academic interest.
A lot of educators come across serious issues with data sets and projects for their courses. This is why we decided to sponsor their students’ projects. Our cooperation started with a hands-on tutorial, during which we demonstrated some real cases. Then participants of the Crowd Computing Course were given an opportunity to collect and label data on Toloka free of charge. As a result, they presented several brilliant group projects.
We provide educators with learning materials that can be easily included in a course or used independently. For example, our materials are used in the Global UX course at Northeastern University. When we share our materials and expertise with faculty members, we also teach them how to apply all of that in the most efficient way.
We believe that practice is an essential part of education. That’s why we are willing to sponsor your students' projects as part of your course. Contact us to discuss this opportunity in more detail.Contact us