Hosted by the Cybersecurity & Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC)

June 29, 2022 at 12 pm, Virtual

Kitware’s Vice President of Artificial Intelligence Anthony Hoogs, Ph.D. is presenting a webinar for the Cybersecurity & Information Systems Information Analysis Center. As an expert in AI, Anthony was asked to discuss explainable, Do-It-Yourself artificial intelligence (DIYAI) supporting the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. Although AI continues to make rapid advances in the automation of many analysis and operations tasks, the development and training of AI models typically require AI engineering or research expertise. Once a model is created, it can be difficult to interpret or predict its behavior, leading to reduced trust or a reluctance to adopt AI in the first place. DIYAI enables end-users to rapidly build, test, deploy, and adapt customized, explainable AI solutions without any expertise in deep learning or programming. Users can interact with an AI model during training or refinement to customize the model to their needs and the specific problems they are trying to solve. During this webinar, Anthony will showcase one such method called explainable interactive query refinement (IQR). IQR enables users to rapidly create deep learning analytics to find salient items within large data archives while simultaneously creating training sets for improved classification accuracy. Visual saliency methods are incorporated to reveal which parts of the input are most relevant to the AI’s decisions, providing the user with a basis for confidence in the AI model. Click here to create an account and register for the webinar. For more information about DIYAI, message us at

About the CSIAC

The Cybersecurity & Information Systems Information Analysis Center provides technical research and analysis services for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Information Analysis Center. Their technical focus areas include cybersecurity, knowledge management & information sharing, modeling & simulation, and software data & analysis. They host webinars for organizations to share their DoD research and engineering efforts within these areas. This particular webinar fits within the modeling & simulation and software data & analysis focus areas. To learn more, visit their website at

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