Applause’s Emerson Sklar Named Winner in 2022 AI Excellence Awards

Sklar recognized by the Business Intelligence Group as a winner in the Individual category

Boston, Massachusetts - March 22, 2022

Applause, the world leader in testing and digital quality, today announced that The Business Intelligence Group has named Emerson Sklar a winner in its Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards program. This business awards program recognizes organizations, products and people who bring Artificial Intelligence (AI) to life and apply it to solve real-world problems.

Emerson Sklar is the senior director of AI/ML at Applause. With over a decade of experience designing, delivering, and optimizing high-quality, robust solutions to challenging customer problems, Emerson has helped countless companies improve quality across every phase of the software development lifecycle through a human-centric, community-driven approach to testing. Emerson previously worked for Borland, the Army Intelligence and Securities Command, and the Army Research Lab.

Applause helps brands build, train, test and deliver AI solutions that delight their customers, drive measurable value, and establish themselves as industry leaders. Emerson has been instrumental in helping Applause provide a scalable end-to-end solution that both trains algorithms to learn quickly and tests the output to ensure those algorithms are processing and responding appropriately. Applause leverages a vetted global community of digital testers to deliver the widest possible range of training inputs, and then test the results across every possible device, location, and circumstance to identify issues and provide actionable user feedback in real-time. This enables brands to design, deliver, and maintain top quality AI experiences for all their customers.

“I’m honored to be among the incredible cohort of recipients of the 2022 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award,” Emerson said. “Since beginning my career, I’ve held the strong belief that the end user experience is the most critical component of any technical solution. AI presents an opportunity to make a revolutionary impact on every individual, and what I’ve learned from our work with countless organizations is that to realize that potential, successful AI solutions absolutely need the human touch. With our global community, extensive experience, and specialized approach to real-world AI training and testing, Applause is uniquely positioned at the forefront of the AI space. I’m excited to be a part of what the future holds for AI and for the chance to help improve and ensure the quality of AI experiences used by hundreds of millions of individuals across the globe.”

“We are so proud to name Emerson Sklar as a winner in our inaugural Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards program”, said Maria Jimenez, chief nominations officer for Business Intelligence Group. “It was clear to our judges that Emerson was using AI to improve the lives of their customers and employees. Congratulations to the entire team!”

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

About Applause

Applause is a world leader in testing and digital quality. Brands today win or lose customers through digital interactions, and Applause delivers authentic feedback on the quality of digital assets and experiences, provided by real users in real-world settings. Our disruptive approach harnesses the power of the Applause platform and leverages the uTest community of more than one million independent digital testers worldwide. Unlike traditional testing methods (including lab-based and offshoring), Applause responds with the speed, scale and flexibility that digital-focused brands require and expect. Applause provides insightful, actionable testing results that can directly inform go/no go release decisions, helping development teams build better and faster, and release with confidence. Digital-first brands rely on Applause as a best practice to deliver the digital experiences their customers love.

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