Scale has launched a new mapping tool/service offering for not just self-driving cars, but also for delivery companies. They will now compete with Nvidia, which recently acquired DeepMap, a leading company in that space. We earlier reported on rumors of this service.
Scale Mapping will not deliver maps the way companies like Here and TomTom do, but rather assist clients in creating their own maps with a combination of AI tools and human tagging. Scale announced that Nuro would be a client for this service.
Scale is a leading company in tagging and annotation of sensor data to help train machine learning systems such as neural networks. They employ large numbers of taggers, typically in countries with low costs of labor, who use human intelligence to correctly label targets in things like camera images.