Mighty AI and Mcity partner on new autonomous vehicle training dataset
Mighty AI and Mcity announced a partnership to provide a new vehicle and pedestrian detection training dataset exclusively for Mcity members to train their machine learning models. Mighty AI also announced it will join Mcity’s affiliate member program, with Mighty AI investing $150,000 in the public-private R&D initiative over the next three years.
The training dataset is a first-of-its-kind offering for Mcity members and is designed to aid in furthering Mcity’s mission to accelerate the development and implementation of connected and automated vehicles. Mighty AI will deliver the training dataset in the next few months. It will include more than one million labeled objects across thousands of images.
“To produce the high-quality research results we’ll need to ensure safety of automated vehicles, we must first start with high-quality data,” said Mcity Lab Director Greg McGuire, who oversees the Mcity Test Facility for connected, automated, and driverless vehicles. “Mighty AI provides that and more with their data management platform. This is a tremendous addition to the more than two decades of existing automated vehicle data Mcity and other U-M units have collected.”
Test vehicles in Mcity and the greater Ann Arbor area have collected a large amount of raw sensor data of a broad range of driving scenes. This includes real imaging of different vehicle types (passenger, emergency, semi-trucks, construction, etc.) and pedestrian scenarios (crossing the street, waiting at a bus stop, pushing a stroller down a sidewalk, etc.). Mighty AI will leverage its platform—which pairs machine learning with human intelligence to generate ground truth datasets for vehicle perception systems—to ingest this raw data and generate a fully labeled dataset that Mcity members can use to train their machine learning models to detect vehicles and pedestrians both in Mcity’s testing facility and beyond.
“Companies developing autonomous vehicle technology can have the best AI researchers in the world and cutting-edge models, but if they don’t have the right training data to make their systems a reality, they won’t get far. As a leader in R&D for connected and autonomous vehicles, Mcity understands how critical high-quality training data is to making autonomous driving models safe,” said Mighty AI Founder and CEO Daryn Nakhuda.
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