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Reducing Risks with Illuminated AI


Feedforward networks are the basis of Artificial Neural Networks (AI) such as Deep, Convolution, Recurrent, Networks and even simpler Regression methods.  However the internal decision processes of feedforward networks are difficult to explain: they are known to be a "black-box".

This is especially problematic in applications where consequences of an error can be severe such as" Medicine, Banking, or Self-Driving Cars.

Optimizing Mind has developed a new type of neural network motivated by neuroscience which allows the internal decision process easier to understand.

The simple workflow involves converting feedforward networks to our Illuminated form to explain their internal workings and reduce risk. This helps our customers: developers, regulators, and our customers' customers better understand their AI.  We will demonstrate some of these benefits.


Tsvi Achler has a unique background focusing on the neural mechanisms of recognition from a multidisciplinary perspective. He has done extensive work in theory and simulations, human cognitive experiments, animal neurophysiology experiments, and clinical training. He has an applied engineering background, has received bachelor degrees from UC Berkeley in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and advanced

degrees from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Neuroscience (PhD), Medicine (MD) and worked as a postdoc in Computer Science, and at Los Alamos National Labs, and IBM Research. He now heads his own startup Optimizing Mind whose goal is to provide the

next generation of machine learning algorithms