To the program

Analyzing water samples with neural networks: an open class set, a data shift, and microorganisms


We hear so much about how ML boosts profits, helps people, or beat someone at some game or other. But what about a neural network built for monitoring an ecosystem?

The key to Lake Baikal staying clean is the zooplankton living in it. For the past 77 years, scientists have been taking water samples to monitor the little creatures. It’s difficult, highly skilled work. But can modern tech help science and scientists with that particular job?

From this presentation, you’ll learn:

  • Which methods are used to solve problems where there is an unlimited set of classes
  • How to digitize a process created back before PCs were ever a thing
  • How to facilitate work for people with unique skills