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Breaking Black-box AI

Evelina Gabasova | GOTO Berlin 2019

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Machine learning and artificial intelligence are becoming wide-spread and productionalized - you no longer need a mathematics PhD and months of software development time to implement and use a machine learning algorithm. You can just call an API and you get the answer! You can treat them completely as black boxes and use them directly in your applications! But beware - all the algorithms have some cases when they fail to deliver what you're expecting. This talk is packed with live demos that show failure cases of popular algorithms, from linear regression to cutting-edge deep learning. I will look at practical examples, use standard algorithms as black boxes and observe when they fail and why.

What will the audience learn from this talk?
You will learn that although you can treat the algorithms as black boxes, they can fail silently and what to do about it.

Does it feature code examples and/or live coding?
Talk includes code examples and live coding

Prerequisite attendee experience level:
Level 200

About the speakers

Evelina Gabasova
Evelina Gabasova

Machine Learning Expert & Data Scientist at The Alan Turing Institute