UGM shares case studies
This month’s Alchemite™ User Group Meeting (UGM) brought together attendees spanning sectors including chemicals, consumer products, food, plastics, alloys, construction chemicals, advanced materials, and life sciences.
Particular thanks are due to our two case study presenters. Both provided an insight into successful applications of Alchemite™ machine learning in the development of new chemicals or materials. Daniel Pineda Erice of FLSmidth outlined use of Alchemite™ to identify materials for use in mining equipment, achieving a three-fold reduction in the usual development times. The other example, details of which are not currently being shared outside the user community, enabled the exploration of new areas of design space while shortening development times by a similar factor.
Product updates and tips
Head of Machine Learning at Intellegens, Tom Whitehead provided updates on the Alchemite™ product and roadmap, introducing recent new functionality in areas including Design of Experiments, handling of large datasets, and analytics and demonstrating its use. Some of the underlying scientific and mathematical development work that enables such product improvements was highlighted by CSO, Gareth Conduit – for example, new ways to describe the Alchemite™ ML model hyperparameters that led to improvements in prediction accuracy.
Joel Strickland from the Intellegens Science Team shared some “tips and tricks” using the latest Alchemite™ release. These included some of the insights possible using analytics features and how more advanced use of scripts and the API was able to extract deeper insight into the clustering of data points identified through the Alchemite™ dimensionality reduction plot.
Collaboration to advance applied machine learning
Collaboration was a key theme, with details of current Intellegens scientific projects in which customers may wish to participate and a presentation on how users are involved in the design process to optimise the Alchemite™ user experience. Such partnership has supported development of new features such as the dashboard view (shown above).
Intellegens CEO Ben Pellegrini concluded the meeting with an invitation to engage further in collaborative opportunities, highlighting in particular current projects focused on ‘Trustworthy AI’ and optimisation of manufacturing processes.