Validating Machine Learning Systems For Safety Critical Applications With Ketryx

November 7th, 2023 · 51 mins 12 secs

About this Episode


Software systems power much of the modern world. For applications that impact the safety and well-being of people there is an extra set of precautions that need to be addressed before deploying to production. If machine learning and AI are part of that application then there is a greater need to validate the proper functionality of the models. In this episode Erez Kaminski shares the work that he is doing at Ketryx to make that validation easier to implement and incorporate into the ongoing maintenance of software and machine learning products.


  • Hello and welcome to the Machine Learning Podcast, the podcast about machine learning and how to bring it from idea to delivery.
  • Your host is Tobias Macey and today I'm interviewing Erez Kaminski about using machine learning in safety critical and highly regulated medical applications


  • Introduction
  • How did you get involved in machine learning?
  • Can you start by describing some of the regulatory burdens placed on ML teams who are building solutions for medical applications?
    • How do these requirements impact the development and validation processes of model design and development?
  • What are some examples of the procedural and record-keeping aspects of the machine learning workflow that are required for FDA compliance?
    • What are the opportunities for automating pieces of that overhead?
  • Can you describe what you are doing at Ketryx to streamline the development/training/deployment of ML/AI applications for medical use cases?
    • What are the ideas/assumptions that you had at the start of Ketryx that have been challenged/updated as you work with customers?
  • What are the most interesting, innovative, or unexpected ways that you have seen ML used in medical applications?
  • What are the most interesting, unexpected, or challenging lessons that you have learned while working on Ketryx?
  • When is Ketryx the wrong choice?
  • What do you have planned for the future of Ketryx?

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Parting Question

  • From your perspective, what is the biggest barrier to adoption of machine learning today?

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