Build a Culture of ML Testing and Model Quality
Machine learning engineers and data scientists spend most of their time testing and validating their models’ performance. But as machine learning products become more integral to our daily lives, the importance of rigorously testing model behavior will only increase. Current ML evaluation techniques are falling short in their attempts to describe the full picture of model performance. Evaluating ML models by only using global metrics (like accuracy or F1 score) produces a low-resolution picture of a model’s performance and fails to describe the model performance across types of cases, attributes, scenarios. It is rapidly becoming vital for ML teams to have a full understanding of when and how their models fail and to track these cases across different model versions to be able to identify regression. We’ve seen great results from teams implementing unit and functional testing techniques in their model testing. In this talk, we cover why systematic unit testing is important and how to effectively test ML system behavior.
In this episode
Co-founder & CEO, Kolena Inc.
Mohamed is the Co-founder & CEO of Kolena and the author of the book “Deep Learning for Vision Systems”. Previously, he built and managed AI/ML organizations at Amazon, Twilio, Rakuten, and Synapse. Mohamed regularly speaks at AI conferences like Amazon's DevCon, O'Reilly's AI conference, and Google's I/O.
Demetrios is one of the main organizers of the MLOps community and currently resides in a small town outside Frankfurt, Germany. He is an avid traveller who taught English as a second language to see the world and learn about new cultures. Demetrios fell into the Machine Learning Operations world, and since, has interviewed the leading names around MLOps, Data Science, and ML. Since diving into the nitty-gritty of Machine Learning Operations he felt a strong calling to explore the ethical issues surrounding ML. When he is not conducting interviews you can find him making stone stacking with his daughter in the woods or playing the ukulele by the campfire.
Dr. Adam Sroka, Head of Machine Learning Engineering at Origami Energy, is an experienced data and AI leader helping organizations unlock value from data by delivering enterprise-scale solutions and building high-performing data and analytics teams from the ground up. Adam shares his thoughts and ideas through public speaking, tech community events, on his blog, and in his podcast.