Microsoft is working on improving the accuracy of machine learning models by detecting and removing inaccurate training data. They have filed a patent for a system that uses a machine learning model to evaluate training data and find mistakes or outliers. By getting rid of these mistakes, the machine learning model can be more accurate.
This system is focused on improving machine learning-based classification, which is used in industries like cybersecurity, logistics, autonomous driving, and consumer tech. It aims to fix data that has been labeled wrong or categorized incorrectly due to human mistakes, problems with the machine, or conflicts.
Microsoft is also developing a service that uses synthetic data for machine learning training. This service allows customers to create and manage training datasets without the need for manual work like labeling. Synthetic data is created by changing parameters of assets like 3D models and scenes.
Making sure datasets are good quality can be a problem in AI development. Microsoft’s technologies could help organize datasets more efficiently, which would speed up the whole process. While the system to detect inaccurate data may be used by Microsoft internally, the synthetic data service could benefit small startups and individual developers who don’t have a lot of help with data-related tasks.
However, getting a patent for synthetic data technologies may be difficult because there is already a lot of competition in this area. Many companies, both big and small, are working on synthetic data. Microsoft would need to narrow down their technology or attach it to something more specific to get the patent.