Video Resources

Driverless AI Hands-On Focused on Machine Learning Interpretability -

This video was recorded at #H2OWorld 2017 in Mountain View, CA.

Enjoy the slides:

Learn more about here:

Follow @h2oai:

- - -


Usage of AI and machine learning models is likely to become more commonplace as larger swaths of the economy embrace automation and data-driven decision-making. While these predictive systems can be quite accurate, they have been treated as inscrutable black boxes in the past, that produce only numeric predictions with no accompanying explanations. Unfortunately, recent studies and recent events have drawn attention to mathematical and sociological flaws in prominent weak AI and ML systems, but practitioners usually don’t have the right tools to pry open machine learning black-boxes and debug them. This presentation introduces several new approaches to that increase transparency, accountability, and trustworthiness in machine learning models. If you are a data scientist or analyst and you want to explain a machine learning model to your customers or managers (or if you have concerns about documentation, validation, or regulatory requirements), then this presentation is for you!

Patrick Hall is a senior director for data science products at where he focuses mainly on model interpretability. Patrick is also currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Decision Sciences at George Washington University, where he teaches graduate classes in data mining and machine learning. Prior to joining, Patrick held global customer facing roles and R & D research roles at SAS Institute. He holds multiple patents in automated market segmentation using clustering and deep neural networks. Patrick was the 11th person worldwide to become a Cloudera certified data scientist. He studied computational chemistry at the University of Illinois before graduating from the Institute for Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University.

Navdeep Gill is a Software Engineer/Data Scientist at He graduated from California State University, East Bay with a M.S. degree in Computational Statistics, B.S. in Statistics, and a B.A. in Psychology (minor in Mathematics). During his education, he gained interests in machine learning, time series analysis, statistical computing, data mining, & data visualization. Previous to he worked at Cisco Systems, Inc. focusing on data science & software development. Before stepping into industry, he worked in various Neuroscience labs as a researcher/analyst. These labs were at institutions such as California State University, East Bay, University of California, San Francisco, and Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute. His work across these labs varied from behavioral, electrophysiology, and functional magnetic resonance imaging research. In his spare time Navdeep enjoys watching documentaries, reading (mostly non-fiction or academic), and working out.

Mark Chan is a hacker at He was previously in the finance world as a quantitative research developer at Thomson Reuters and Nipun Capital. He also worked as a data scientist at an IoT startup, where he built a web-based machine learning platform and developed predictive models. Mark has a MS Financial Engineering from UCLA and a BS Computer Engineering from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. In his spare time Mark likes competing on Kaggle and cycling.

Related Players