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•  The Puget Sound Business Journal reports that "Jeff Wilke, Amazon’s former second in command, has joined the San Francisco startup Scale AI in the role of adviser to the CEO … Wilke will be assisting Scale CEO Alex Wang as the company works to solve a bottleneck in deploying machine learning models: Datasets have to be properly labeled so that computers can learn from them and correctly. Without properly labeled data, machine learning algorithms are of little use, the company said in a blog post.

"Among Scale’s customers is Toyota, which needs large volumes of high-quality training data for its autonomous vehicle program. Other customers include the U.S. Air Force and fintech companies like PayPal and Square."