🤔 How did the idea of Giskard AI emerge? 1/N

Read the paper which breaks down potential solutions to Quality Assurance challenges for AI. It introduces the concept of an ML Test Score, with points awarded for each verified test among 4 categories: 1. Features and Data 2. Model Development 3. Infrastructure 4. Monitoring Tests

There is not a single answer to this question. It comes from a lot of outside inspirations that stacked up over the years.

One of our inspirations is a 2017 research paper from 5 engineers at Google.

“What’s your ML Test Score? A rubric for ML production readiness and technical debt reduction”
https://lnkd.in/eCDvWaZu

The ML Test Score

It is a very straightforward and easy-to-read paper, summarizing a lot of good ideas in 4 pages. It starts by acknowledging something that all AI practitioners know:

Using machine learning in real-world production systems is complicated. 😓

The paper breaks down potential solutions to this challenge into 2 buckets: testing and monitoring. But how much testing and monitoring is enough?

It then introduces the concept of an ML Test Score, with points awarded for each verified test among 4 categories:

1. Features and Data
2. Model Development
3. Infrastructure
4. Monitoring Tests

Fast forward to 2021, this paper is surprisingly modern, even forward-thinking. My one regret: this approach is quite difficult to apply for companies without highly-trained software engineers & data scientists like Google. 👩‍💻🧑‍💻👩‍💻🧑‍💻👩‍💻🧑‍💻👩‍💻🧑‍💻

With Giskard AI, we want to make Test-Driven Data Science (TDDS) accessible to everyone. 🤓

What’s your opinion? Do you think TDDS is a realistic prospect coming soon to the enterprise world, or a far-fetched idea from the tech industry?

Why not dive down to the comments below and let us know your thoughts?

Thanks a lot for reading,

Alex

Original post published on LinkedIn on September 15, 2021