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A route to more reliable, forward facing solutions with active Human • AI Collaboration

By Alistair Garfoot on May 27, 2021 4:00:00 AM

As machine learning (ML) capabilities advance, and with the advent of widely available low-cost cloud computing, AI will inevitably be applied to a wider range of more challenging problems, including those that affect the outcomes for millions of individuals throughout society. In high impact, complex settings, it simply isn’t realistic to train a model up front with a single batch of training data and expect it to perform well in all possible scenarios - such a naïve approach will almost certainly fail to capture some of the underlying nuance and edge cases of the situation, leaving gaps in performance and risk of failure during use. Active learning provides a promising way around the issue, empowering the AI to learn from human teachers in uncertain or novel settings and on new data. This architecture allows human experts to impart knowledge gradually as and when they become aware of AI shortcomings, improving performance through teaching and demonstration.

Topics: Continuous Meta-Learning Human • AI Collaboration High-stakes AI
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Environmental impact and carbon cost of innovation: towards Green AI

By Dr. Alessandra Tosi on Mar 15, 2021 9:34:10 AM

AI has the potential to help us tackle the problems associated with climate change and the warming of our Earth. The closer we get to the precipice, the greater the urgency. This has helped fuel tremendous growth in AI projects throughout government and the public sector, where AI is being used to make more accurate climate change predictions or to intelligently power the infrastructure that could support lower emissions on a global scale. 

Amidst all this enthusiasm, the one thing often being left out of the conversation is the carbon cost of these compute-intensive solutions. At best, the adoption of AI might be slowed down because people hadn't adequately considered the cost (financial or environmental) of the solution required. At worst, it could accelerate the warming of our planet. 

This is why it is so important to develop a Green AI technology: a technology that takes into account energy-efficiency as an important evaluation metric.

Topics: Continuous Meta-Learning Green AI High-stakes AI
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How to Use Machine Learning to Forecast Adverse Drug Reactions

By Mind Foundry on Jun 28, 2019 9:54:48 AM

When patients suffer unintended reactions to medicines, it can be both dangerous for the individual and costly to society. However, what if medical professionals could use machine learning to forecast adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and minimise risks to patients?

Topics: Continuous Meta-Learning Explainable AI High-stakes AI
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The Layman's Guide to the Data Science Journey

By Mind Foundry on Jun 25, 2019 7:00:00 AM

For the past five years, data science has been praised as a technology that can unlock new applications and hidden insights for organisations. However, today it is struggling to live up to expectations.

Topics: machine learning Continuous Meta-Learning High-stakes AI
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Bayesian Optimization can help Quantum Computing become a reality

By Dr. Alessandra Tosi on Jan 8, 2019 9:21:00 AM

Quantum computers have the potential to be exponentially faster than traditional computers, revolutionising the way we currently work. While we are still years away from general-purpose Quantum Computing, Bayesian Optimisation can help to stabilise quantum circuits for certain applications. This blog will summarise how Mind Foundry Optimise did just that.

Topics: Bayesian Continuous Meta-Learning High-stakes AI
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How active learning can train machine learning models with less data

By Dr. Alessandra Tosi on Oct 9, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Even with low cost widely available cloud computing, it can take significant time and compute power to train machine learning models on large data sets. This is expensive and is often at odds with the net-zero carbon goals of many organisations today. Throwing more data at a problem isn’t always the best answer, and by using AI that is responsible by design, we can reduce these problems while maintaining performance. Active learning is one of the methods we use at Mind Foundry to achieve this.

Topics: machine learning data science Continuous Meta-Learning

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