Besides sharing their first-hand experience in adapting their ML models to the changes MV3 presents and making them future-proof, they came away from the event with new learnings. This interview highlights their biggest takeaways from this year’s event.
What were the key takeaways from your workshop on how Manifest V3 impacts the machine learning pipeline?
Humera:We had a very friendly and intelligent audience that expressed their apprehensions about MV3. This led to a great discussion (and I felt proud) to explain how we at eyeo saw past the obstacles of MV3 and were able to deploy a compliant solution.
They also asked questions regarding why we adopted the graph/text-based approach to ad filtering and not computer vision because ads are visuals. That gave us the chance to explain our historical efforts of using computer vision for ad filtering and why it didn’t work out.
While it might be a better fit for solving problems like autonomous driving, the ad data is very unstructured because the same visuals may be part of organic or ad content.
One of the best things about the summit is networking and letting your mind wander. You meet new people, intelligent people - and that interaction allows you to grow.
Rupak:There were a lot of talks and discussions around AI and Blockchain. The opening keynote by Sir Tim Berners Lee succinctly summarized that distributed and decentralized systems will be the future.
In the past year there has been a Cambrian explosion of Generative AI startups and that trend is set to continue in the future.
There is a lot of talk on potential applications of AI however, what I found missing was a consensus about the societal impact of AI. There weren’t enough discussions regarding making AI systems transparent, fair and sustainable. This will become imperative soon with the introduction of the newEU AI Act, hence we should start talking about this sooner rather than later.
Overall, the workshop was a success in providing valuable insights into the impact of Manifest V3 on the machine learning pipeline and showcased how eyeo’s innovative approach is shaping the future of ad filtering. The event highlighted the importance of networking, collaboration and open dialogue within the tech community, to not only spark new ideas but to raise the crucial questions surrounding the ethical development and deployment of these advancements. We will continue our commitment to ethical AI and sustainable practices and are looking forward to next year’s WeAreDevelopers World Congress.
Next up: Ad-Filtering Dev Summit 2023
Don’t miss Humera’s and Parinitha Hirehal’s session “The Now versus The Future: The Impact of AI on Ad Filtering" at Ad-Filtering Dev Summit on 4-5 October 2023 in Amsterdam or online. Their session will explore the dynamic landscape of AI in ad filtering, following the journey through the evolving realms of both product and engineering, where innovation meets the implementation of state-of-the-art AI solutions in our technology.