Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence makes use of machine learning (ML) methods

Artificial intelligence makes use of machine learning (ML) methods and artificial neural networks for targeting human recognition performance in certain tasks towards automated and autonomous systems.

ML has been and is being heavily deployed in automation processes such as manufacturing, telecommunication, and entertainment. Typical examples include production optimization, quality control, and other applications that allow to identify and solve problems quicker.

ML is also typically used for predictive analytics to support in predicting and preventing problems, such as predicting maintenance and analyse production data to identify conditions that have previously led to failures. In the same context, few companies have made large investments in the past two decades to establish large ML platforms to revolutionize the management of industrial processes.

Nabil Belbachir

Smart instrumentering og industriell testing Research Director Smart Instrumentation and Industrial Testing - Grimstad


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The research group is contributing to establish lifelong machine learning capabilities as a key and unsolved challenge is that much of the previous work in both supervised and unsupervised learning assumes that training data have already been collected and used as training data to make predictions. At test time, the ML algorithm makes predictions without taking into account the fact that the circumstances under which the data are acquired may have changed and humans should be involved to continuously adapt to new data, new processes and new sensors and technologies, which is prohibitive for reliable flexibility.

Lifelong learning and lifelong computing approaches will enable capabilities to operate, adapt and evolve learning systems autonomously throughout its lifetime in harsh and continuously changing environments. This novelty should replace the actual manual ML system design with a dynamic software architecture that implements well-composed learning processes, which are dynamically optimized and evolving in a holistic lifetime manner.

Implementation of lifelong and self-explainable ML in the industrial contexts will improve productivity without compromising on product quality.

Another works in the research groups involve novel and recent progress in ML, such as automated ML, which applies algorithm configuration for constructing ML pipelines and optimizing hyperparameters of ML algorithms to tune configurations for optimizing performance on a given set of problem instances. An automated data-driven ML algorithm optimization will enable cognitive capabilities for predictive and autonomous operations.

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