Tag: AI4tech

Turning classes into inputs

Let’s face it, we all have worked on an ML project where we had to predict a ridiculously high number of classes. Large enough to make the number of observations per class into an embarrassingly small subset. Most people model these tasks as a multiclass classification problem where, for each input observation, we must predict […]

Written by on Sep 22, 2022

A new era has arrived for NILG.AI

Happy birthday! Today is NILG.AI’s fourth anniversary. Happy birthday to us! For most humans, birthdays are a synonym for getting older and leaving the good days of the youth behind. For companies, they are a moment to reflect on everything we achieved, recognize how far we have come, and envision how far we will go. […]

Written by on Sep 5, 2022

Privacy Preserving Machine Learning

Trip data is any type of data that connects the origin and destination of a person’s travel and is generated in countless ways as we move about our day and interact with systems connected to the internet. But why is trip data sensitive? The trips we take are unique to us. Researchers have found that […]

Written by on Aug 16, 2022

Local vs. global optimization

Is the fastest route always the best? This article may give you a different perspective if your answer is yes. Normally there are multiple ways to tackle a given problem or task, and the optimization field is no different, as there are different approaches we can take to find an optimal solution. The choice of […]

Written by on Jun 23, 2022

Achieving diverse product recommendations

In this blog post, you’ll learn about some examples of decision processes you can use in recommender systems: do you see any usage for recommending less popular products as a way to improve your business? You will see it now! The Use Case Let’s imagine a use case where you are building a MOOC platform […]

Written by on May 25, 2022

You Have the Right to Remain Silent

The Miranda warning prevents us from self-incrimination. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be used against you. If we hold ML models accountable for their predictions, shouldn’t we at least grant them that right? Can we expect ML models to know everything? I guess we don’t! Moreover, it would be […]

Written by on Aug 2, 2021

ML System Design: Federated Learning

NILG.AI, together with Neu.ro decided to try a format similar to a Reading Club, where the topic is not a specific paper but an entire research area. After a short discussion, we had a System Design part where the team described a specific use case to apply the new approach. Ideally, the discussion would stick […]

Written by on Jul 14, 2021

An Introduction to Multiple Instance Learning

Multiple Instance Learning (MIL) is a form of weakly supervised learning where training instances are arranged in sets, called bags, and a label is provided for the entire bag, opposedly to the instances themselves. This allows to leverage weakly labeled data, which is present in many business problems as labeling data is often costly: Medical […]

Written by on May 18, 2021

Embedding Domain Knowledge

In the good old days, working as a Machine Learning Engineer meant working 95% of the time on feature engineering and 5% on training models with the extracted features. This was a manually intensive and time-consuming process, that usually led to inflexible proofs of concept that could hardly be adapted to new settings. Fortunately, Deep […]

Written by on Feb 17, 2021

Reducing Unemployment using AI

With COVID-19, many were affected by the economic crisis and lost their jobs. In Portugal alone, between February and September, there was a 30% increase in unemployment! AI can be a powerful tool in allocating scarce resources in a more efficient way. Inspired by DSSG Fellowship’s Project in Partnership with IEFP (Instituto de Emprego e […]

Written by on Jan 18, 2021