The Machine Learning Society's vision is to organize thriving Data Science community into a globally recognized center for Artificial Intelligence research, Bioinformatics, Engineering and Business Data Analytics. To this end, MLS hosts a variety of community building events designed to educate, engage, and inspire our community to push the boundaries of Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.
Wednesday Masterclass: Quality and Testing of AI Algorithms
Presenter: Machine Learning Society
There was the voice recognition software that struggled to understand women, the crime prediction algorithm that targeted black neighbourhoods and the online ad platform which was more likely to show men highly paid executive jobs.
Artificial Intelligence programs learn to make predictions about the future by crunching through vast quantities of existing data. Since the decision-making criteria are essentially learnt by the computer, rather than being pre-programmed by humans, careful design of testing experiments becomes major evaluation of the algorithm learning pattern.
Decisions based on machine learning can be both incredibly useful and have a profound impact on our lives. In this tutorial, members of Machine Learning Society (humans or machines :)) will introduce testing techniques and quality criteria for evaluating AI algorithms.