Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being much discussed, with visions of the future between apocalypse and utopia. AI is often equalized with statistical machine learning, but it has much more to offer: optimization and search algorithms plan complex processes, sensory networks collect data and supervise environmental factors and production processes, agent architectures abstracts from single tasks towards interactive systems. In spite of all successes many basic concepts of intelligence and cognition are still unknown.
I assist my clients in evaluating the opportunities and limits of artificial intelligence in the context of their busniess objectives.
Data Science is a young discipline that employs methods of machine learning to extract information from an ever growing mass of data. Beyond single learning algorithms, the results depend mostly on the modelling and preprocessing of the data. Since the algorithms are based on statistics, data science also requires new ways of interpreting the results. In contrast to typical software the results are less reliable and explainable.
Since my PhD thesis I have employed machine learning for processing and evaluating data in application contexts.
User Experience Design
User Experience Design takes the viewpoint of users. Press releases about autonomous cars, natural language assistants and household robots convey a picture that any task could and should be performed by machines. However, such reports overlook the gap between a research result or an early phase product and a reliable application for anyone to use. When half-baked technology is spread, both users and deployers suffer, feeling like a slave of some gadget.
Good design and usability are just as important as state-of-the-art AI methods.
I support you with strategic decisions. Can deep learning help your company? How could you profit from data science? Which implementation options are there for a desired application? I investigate and review opportunities and risks in your specific context.
- Expert's reports
Using novel methods requires appropriate competences. I offer talks, lectures and training courses for decision makers and implementers, adapted to each specific situation and problem, covering topics such as machine learning, design thinking/ agile development methods, AI programming.
Implementation and Enhancements
You have decided to start a project using techniques that you have no experience with? I offer to work actively in your project, to train your team on the job or to complement your expertise, helping you to initiate and implement your project.
- Writing texts