We continue our reflection on all the opportunities and challenges stemming from the combination of modeling and artificial intelligence.
As part of this process, I’ve recently given a few talks on this topic. In the talks, I’m first reassuring you that AI is not a threat for modelers, since our job is both creative and requires empathy and human interaction (based on the classification by Kai-Fu Lee). And then I move on to claim that AI is, in fact, the complete opposite. AI could become the modeler’s best friend. To illustrate this part, I identify the best opportunities in both directions:
- How modeling can benefit the AI community?. For instance, take a look at our model-based bot development framework or the plethora of tools for modeling Machine Learning pipelines (built by ML experts but not modeling experts, we can do much better!!).
- How AI can help the modeling community?. Here we’re looking at smart modeling tools, the use of graph kernels for model management operations and, in general, any of the cognification opportunities we discussed here.
You can see here the slides of this talk. I hope you find it interesting, at the very least as a quick way to get an overview of the main things that are going on in the area. Reach out if you’d like more information on any of the topics I mention there!.
ICREA Research Professor at Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (UOC). Leader of the SOM Research Lab focusing on the broad area of systems and software engineering