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Ian Firth

Ian Firth is VP Products at Speechmatics. Understanding customer needs and identifying solutions is Ian's top priority. He provides a crucial link between the commercial and engineering teams at speech-to-text technology specialist Speechmatics, ensuring customer requirements are met. Ian has led product development for the past three years, helping the company triple in size in people and revenues. Before joining Speechmatics, he was a product manager within the cloud services group at Citrix.

Articles by Ian Firth

It’s Not Magic: The Importance of Data in Your Machine Learning and AI Algorithms

Algorithms cannot work well on poor training data volume - and a deficit of this data leaves the system undernourished. With more data to consume, the system can be trained better and the outcomes are then stronger.