Human + Machine Learning

GDG Silicon Valley
Wed, Mar 6, 2019, 6:00 PM (PST)

About this event


6:00-7:00: Socializing (Thanks Google for food and drinks!)
7:00--7:10: Announcements
7:10--7:50: Human + Machine Learning - Mike Wolfson
8:00-8:30: Q&A

ABSTRACT: As we use Machine Learning in our software - we need to understand the impact on what we build. The Design team at Google has created a framework named Human-Centered Machine Learning (HCML) to help us focus and guide that understanding. I will introduce this concept and show how you can use it in your development process.

I will show how HCML can be used to answer important questions like: Is ML right for this problem? What unique solution does ML provide? Are we using the right information to train our system? What is the impact of wrong results?

Just like with the web and mobile revolutions, ML will force us to consider new possibilities for every experience we build. We must stay grounded in human needs while solving them in unique ways. HCML provides techniques to help us accomplish this.

BIO: Google Developer Expert in Android Mike is a product-focused developer working out of Phoenix. He has been working in the software field for more than 20 years, and with Android since its introduction. He is a Google Developer Expert in Android and the author of the book "Android Developer Tools Essentials" published by O’Reilly.

He has spoken about Android and mobile development at a variety of conferences and user groups (including Google IO, Oscon, GDGSiliconValley, Droidcon NYC & Turin, AnDevCon, and others). When he is not geeking out about phones, he enjoys the outdoors (snowboarding, hiking, scuba diving), collecting PEZ dispensers, and chasing his young (but quick) daughter.

Mike works for "Nerdery" as a Principal Software Engineer and is passionate about making technology work for the user.