Aim 2.2.0 is out! Thanks to the incredible Aim community for the feedback and support on building democratized open-source AI dev tools.
Note on the Aim versioning: The previous two release posts: Aim 1.3.5 and Aim 1.3.8 had used the version number of AimUI as those contained only UI changes. From now on we are going to stick to the Aim versions only regardless of the type of changes to avoid any confusion. Check out the Aim CHANGELOG.
We have also added milestones for each version. …
The random seed is a number that’s used to initialize the pseudorandom number generator. It can have a huge impact on the training results. There are different ways that the pseudorandom number generator can be used in ML. Here are a few examples:
Aim 1.3.8 is now available. Thanks to the incredible Aim community for the feedback and support on building democratized open-source AI dev tools
Check out the new features at play.aimstack.io.
Here are the more notable changes:
The context table used to not use the screen real-estate effectively — an empty line per grouping, non-efficient column management (imagine you have 200 columns to deal with).
So we have made 3 changes to tackle this problem
Below is the new modified look of the table. Here is what’s changed:
Researchers divide datasets into three subsets — train, validation and test so they can test their model performance at different levels.
The model is trained on the train subset and subsequent metrics are collected to evaluate how well the training is going. Loss, accuracy and other metrics are computed.
The validation and test sets are used to test the model on additional unseen data to verify how well it generalise.
Models are usually ran on validation subset after each epoch.
Once the training is done, models are tested on the test subset to verify the final performance and generalisation.
Check out the new features at play.aimstack.io
Here are the highlights of the features:
The Activity View shows the daily experiment runs. With one click you can search each day’s runs and explore them straight away.
Statistics displays the overall count of Experiments and Runs.
X-axis alignment adds another layer of superpower for metric comparison. If you have tracked metrics in different time-frequencies (e.g. …
Disclaimer: I am co-creator of Aim.
AI researchers take on increasingly ambitious problems. As a result demand for AI compute and data multiplies month over month.
With more compute resources and more data available AI engineers run not only longer but also a lot more experiments than they used to.
Usually, AI research starts with setting up the data pipeline (or several versions of them) followed by an initial group of experiments to test the pipeline, architecture and detect basic bugs. Once that’s established, the rounds of experiments begin!
Then folks play with different moving pieces (datasets, pipeline, hyperparameters, architecture…
Can tools for AI be as good as they are for the rest of software engineering?
Back in 2015, AI grabbed the attention of builders, investors and companies. Deep learning is now mainstream because it’s a super efficient way to solve many types of problems, where we used to hardcode rules and features.
For the rest of software, we engineers have always built awesome tools for ourselves, like IDEs, version control, packaging, containers and monitoring. Launching a production-strength website, lib or app has never been easier.
But for AI the development cycle is very long — a preprocessing bug may…
Most of the ideas cannot be effectively shared straight away. It takes time and brain processing before the first contact with other brains is made. Even the simplest one sentence ideas get filtered (subconsciously). It doesn’t get easier when we think about multi-dimensional and multi-layered concepts. How to transfer complex ideas effectively?
Our thoughts and ideas do seem complex, but there are hidden regularities waiting to be discovered if we pay enough attention. Therefore, the stream of consciousness is less continuous and more inherently modular so that each module/component could be processed, considered and communicated. This approach is used extensively…
Every company is a data company but not many think of data as a culture. The data collection in modern companies (and modern world) is not institutionalised enough. In the episode “How to Love Criticism” of the “WorkLife” podcast one of the heroes to a question why he likes transparent criticism, answers:
“It’s just data. It’s just data, objective data about what I’m like. I would rather know how bad the bad is and how good the good is so I can do something with it”.
This is a great demonstration of a culture that systematically collects data — in…
Startups are these mysterious economy-building, team-infused social structures that are designed to grow and become, you know, like Google, Facebook and handful of others. Obviously not all the startups end up being on top of the mountain as so many things can go wrong along the way.
2.5 years ago I decided to join a very exciting early stage startup. A decision that cost me a delay of my masters graduation for about three years and, nevertheless, gave endless opportunities of learning and exploration. By that time I had read enough material about the startups, their culture, chemistry and the…
Aim co-creator. Co-founder and CEO AimHub. Prior Altocloud (acqu. Genesys). Runner, Swimmer.