Inside Clarifai HQ: Unconventional challenges of building an AI company

It doesn’t matter what company you work for or what industry you work in: we’re all fighting for top talent. Even with that baseline assumption, scaling an AI company comes with some unique challenges. Here’s how we think about growing our company in a rapidly changing and highly competitive market.


Clarifai Featured Hack: Improve your emotional health with FeelyBot

It’s a new year, which means everyone is refocusing on what’s important to them, whether it’s getting back in shape or taking a year off to travel. One thing we believe to be super important is emotional health - that’s why we love FeelyBot, an app that senses your mood and improves it through positive interactions.


Clarifai 2016 Year in Review

Let's be real - 2016 was a weird year. But, if there's a silver lining in this crazy, crazy year, we hope it's the promise of machine learning and artificial intelligence. What excites us is the idea that developers all over the world are using our product to build a better and more inclusive, more just, more kind world for 2017 and beyond. Thanks for being the best developer community a startup could ask for!


Clarifai Featured Hack: Find the perfect gift with Gifted, an AI-powered recommendation engine

Gifted is an AI-powered recommendation engine that takes the guesswork out of gift-giving by looking at a photo and suggesting an appropriate present. You can send Gifted a photo of the gift recipient or their interests to build a gifting profile perfectly suited to their personality!


Inside Clarifai HQ: Spreading holiday cheer on a startup budget

One of our core values as a company is the idea of "impact" - taking the resources we have as a startup and prioritizing our efforts to achieve the greatest good. For our annual holiday #Clarifestivities, we decided to apply the notion of "impact" to charitable giving. Every Clarifool was given $100 and two hours to spread the most holiday cheer they could - you'll be surprised at what we came up with!


Train a custom visual recognition model using Clarifai’s Python client

Last week, our v2 API graduated from developer preview to general availability. Don’t they grow up so fast?! As such, here is a useful tutorial on how to use one of Clarifai v2 API's most popular features - Custom Training. Custom Training gives you the ability to teach new concepts for our technology to recognize using only a handful of examples and a couple lines of code!


Clarifai Featured Hack: Blu Vision is a visual alarm clock for the hearing impaired

We’ve all experienced the terrible feeling of jolting awake after our blaring alarm clocks force us into consciousness. For the hearing-impaired, a blaring alarm clock usually means an intrusive and uncomfortable vibrating wristband. What if there were a better way to wake? Blu Vision is a visual alarm clock that uses blue light to gradually wake you up, adjusting its intensity by learning user behavior through the Clarifai API.


Side-by-side guide: How to transition from Clarifai v1 to v2 API

We're excited to announce that our v2 API (including new Custom Training and Visual search features) will be graduating from developer preview to general availability. If you were previously using our v1 API, here's a guide to help you easily and seamlessly transition into v2 so you can take advantage of our new usage-based pricing and access the full range of our new features.


Clarifai Featured Hack: How Many Rocks Are There is an app that counts how many rocks there are, naturally

Do you ever stay awake at night, cursing your brain for keeping you up by replaying every awkward social blunder you’ve ever made or bugging you with pointless questions like “How many rocks are there in the world?” While we can’t save you from your social awkwardness, we do have an app that can help you count rocks. You’re welcome.