B12 has open-sourced Orchestra as part of our goal to build a brighter future of work.
At B12 our mission is to help people work smarter. The rise of automation in the workforce is one of the largest challenges society will face in the coming decades. At B12 we look to use technology and automation as a force for good to build a brighter future of work. As a team we strive to create a transparent and collaborative work environment that enables us to build the best possible products for our customers, including websites and SEO.
Our main office is in Union Square in New York City, but B12ers can be found all over the world in places like Wisconsin, Ottawa, and Bishkek. We hope you will join us!
Orchestra is motivated by years of research into machine-mediated expert teams.
Flash teams by Retelny et al., a study in empowering managers to coordinate interactions between a team of experts contributing to a larger project. Review hierarchies work from Anand Kulkarni et al. and Daniel Haas et al. shows that machines can pair experts with other experts to improve work quality while facilitating mentorship.
Active learning, or human-in-the-loop machine learning, is the study of how machine learning model training can happen in concert with a domain expert completing their work.
In 2019, Bharadwaj et al. published B12's first paper on how we support constrained creativity in Orchestra through Dynamic Checklists, automated quality assurance, and contextual reviewer feedback.
In 2020, Rahman et al. published B12's second paper on how we built a mixed-initiative system to combine multiple sources of semi-structured information into a single structured action plan.