Vulcan Coalition helps people with disabilities train for AI jobs
17 November, 2022
In Thailand, there are more than 1.7 million people with disabilities, but only 30 percent of them have a job. That’s an issue Methawee Thatsanasateankit thought she could help solve.
Thatsanasateankit co-founded Vulcan Coalition in 2020 with the objective of both developing new AI services in Thai language and improving the quality of life of people with disabilities.
According to neuroscience studies, some individuals who are blind or deaf have heightened perceptions that allow them to compensate for their sensory loss.
“We learned that people with disabilities almost have a superpower,” Thatsanasateankit said. “So, we saw an opportunity to match them to this type of work.”
That combination would assist a major problem in Thailand, where the startup is based: a lack of workers capable of labeling the large amounts of data being produced in Thai language.
Data labeling involves identifying raw data, like audio files or videos, and adding informative labels for context. This allows a machine learning [...]