Machine Learning Coffee seminar: Samuel Kaski ”Probabilistic modelling with the experts”

Helsinki region machine learning researchers will start our week by an exciting machine learning talk. The aim is to gather people from different fields of science with interest in machine learning. Porridge and coffee is served at 9:00 and the talk will begin at 9:15.
Machine Learning Coffee Seminar, image: Matti Ahlgren

Probabilistic modelling with the experts

Samuel Kaski

Professor of Computer Science, Aalto University



I will discuss multiple-data-source prediction problems typical of omics-based precision medicine. What is less typical is that some of the data sources are expert users, whose time is costly, changing the problem to active learning or experimental design for prediction. We have addressed this setup as a probabilistic modelling problem, where different types of sources need different modelling assumptions. I will demonstrate that promising results can be achieved in treatment effectiveness prediction tasks in restricted settings, even by explaining human variation with noise models. Richer behaviour requires richer models that draw from cognitive science.

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Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI

FCAI is a nation-wide competence center for Artificial Intelligence in Finland, initiated by Aalto University, University of Helsinki, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

FCAI Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence

Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT

HIIT is a joint research institute of Aalto University and the University of Helsinki for basic and applied research on information technology.

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