This tutorial is part of the Getting started with Watson OpenScale learning path. In this tutorial, you'll see how IBM Watson OpenScale can be used to monitor your artificial intelligence (AI) models for fairness and accuracy. You'll get a hands-on look at how Watson OpenScale will automatically generate a debiased model endpoint to mitigate your fairness issues and provides an explainability view to help you understand how your model makes its predictions. In addition, you'll see how Watson OpenScale uses drift detection. Drift detection will tell you when runtime data is inconsistent with your training data or if there is an increase the data that is likely to lead to lower accuracy.
IBM this week revealed it has added a drift detection capability to the Watson OpenScale platform to govern artificial intelligence (AI) models that will become a foundational piece of IBM's approach to defining best DevOps practices for building AI-infused applications. Rohan Vaidyanathan, program director for IBM Watson OpenScale, said one of the biggest AI issues organizations face today is determining when to update or replace an AI model. Announced at the IBM Data and AI Forum event, the drift detection software added to Watson OpenScale provides a continuous monitoring capability that detects how far an AI model has moved from its original parameters, Vaidyanathan said. Drift in AI models usually occurs over time, especially as use cases change in ways that are unexpected. Once that drift is detected, organizations eventually want to either retrain that AI model or replace it with a new one.
One of artificial intelligence's known weaknesses is bias. Now a new platform by IBM aims to give businesses the tool to detect that bias -- and fix it. IBM on Monday announced AI OpenScale, a new artificial-intelligence platform that among other things is supposed to clear up how AI makes decisions. "How do we help organizations have more trust and transparency in AI?" said Ritika Gunnar, vice president of IBM's Watson AI technology, in an interview Friday. She gave this example: Insurance companies are using AI to help them accept or reject claims.
How has the newer data science technology such as Watson Studio, Watson Machine Learning and Watson OpenScale been received by the business partner community? I mentioned in our previous blog that I was pleasantly surprised at how many IBM Business Partners have established a Data Science practice. The new data science technology has been very well received by our partner community. The partners closed out a very strong Q4 2019 demonstrating the value that they and their customers see in Watson Studio, Watson Machine Learning and Watson OpenScale. This is encouraging and demonstrates that we are building products that resonate in the market with our partners and their customers.