Why selecting and training AI models is a job for machines

In the traditional data science process, a team of data scientists and machine learning engineers is required. They will spend days, weeks, or even months on iteratively choosing AI models, tuning them, and testing them. Often, this tedious process is guided by the team’s experience with models and techniques and is colored by their experience and education.

Bringing AI to the right level of abstraction

The idea which led to the foundation of Modulos was a collaboration between the co-founders, Ce Zhang, a computer science professor, and Kevin Schawinski, then an astrophysicist. Both of us were doing research at ETH Zurich and we were trying to see how we could use AI to better analyze and understand astrophysics data.