Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) have permeated the sciences and large parts of working life. Today many people use machine learning techniques without being a proven expert. Consequently, many questions and problems arise while using these techniques. The Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data (BIFOLD) accommodates distinguished machine learning experts from different areas and offers a weekly consultation on machine learning for students, but also for companies and institutions.
While machine learning was only used by specialists a few years ago, such methods have now found application in various sciences, but also in companies: Doctors are supported in their decision making by ML models that analyze the content of tissue sections or laboratory data. Historians use ML to search for patterns and ways in which knowledge has spread around the world. In the engineering sciences, ML techniques are used, among other things, in process technology or control engineering; in chemistry, these methods support the modeling of chemical reactions. Social scientists, on the other hand, analyze the effects of applied machine learning methods on society.
In addition to students and research assistants who use such techniques in their theses or scientific research, problems and question around ML come up in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as other institutions.
How to translate a concrete application need into a well-posed data collection and machine learning workflow? What ML algorithm is most suitable for a given dataset? Why does an algorithm work well on current data but poorly on new data? How can you visualize or understand what a machine learning model has learned? For all questions around algorithms, deep learning, semantic speech recognition, image analysis or explainable artificial intelligence, BIFOLD offers a weekly ML consultation hour: Every Wednesday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, ML experts are available to support students with their specific problems in the field of ML.
Wednesdays 11:00am – 12:00 pm
Marchstr. 23, 10587 Berlin
Room MAR 4057
Companies or other institutions with questions concerning the application of machine learning methods can also get access to the scientific expertise for a fee. Please register for an appointment.