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Platform Teaches Nonexperts to Use ML

By Cornell Chronicle

August 4, 2021

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An interactive machine learning (ML) platform developed by Cornell University scientists is designed to train nonexperts to use algorithms effectively, efficiently, and ethically.

Cornell's Swati Mishra said, "If we design machine learning tools correctly and give enough agency to people to use them, we can ensure their knowledge gets integrated into the machine learning model."

Said Cornell's Jeff Rzeszotarski, "While our eventual goal is to help novices become advanced machine-learning users, providing some 'training wheels' through transfer learning can help novices immediately employ machine learning for their own tasks."

Added Mishra, “We as researchers and designers have to mitigate user perceptions of what machine learning is. Any interactive tool must help us manage our expectations.”

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