Freddy Lecue (Chief Artificial Intelligence (AI) Scientist at CortAIx)
Dr. Freddy Lecue is the Chief Artificial Intelligence (AI) Scientist at CortAIx (Centre of Research & Technology in Artificial Intelligence eXpertise) at Thales in Montreal - Canada. He is also a research associate at INRIA, in WIMMICS, Sophia Antipolis - France. Before joining the new R&T lab of Thales dedicated to AI, he was AI R&D Lead at Accenture Labs in Ireland from 2016 to 2018. Prior joining Accenture he was a research scientist, lead investigator in large scale reasoning systems at IBM Research from 2011 to 2016, a research fellow at The University of Manchester from 2008 to 2011 and research engineer at Orange Labs from 2005 to 2008. His research expertise is explainable machine learning, particularly explainable artificial neural networks.
Keynote Title: Explainable Machine Learning: Mind the Users and their Knowledge
Abstract: The term XAI refers to a set of tools for explaining AI systems of any kind, beyond Machine Learning. Even though these tools aim at addressing explanation in the broader sense, they are not designed for all users, tasks, contexts and applications. This presentation will describe progress to date on XAI, particularly Machine Learning by reviewing its approaches, motivation, best practices, industrial applications, and limitations. We will also highlight the importance of users, their knowledge and the underlying semantics in explainable Machine Learning.