Three Big AI News for IT-Architects, and UML or SysML Users

Milan Kratochvil

What I wrote about the ways AI affects architects, four years ago, fits into the architectural landscape of 2021 as well. That said, this summer I’m adding one of my “and vice versa-s”, to my quote from AI2 (The Allen Institute of AI, founded by Paul Allen of Microsoft) “Never mistake a clear view for a short distance”… Nor mistake a haze for a long distance, especially not in architecture. The current growth rate of AI in health & life sciences (while 4,000 new publications are added daily to the 30 million on and in several other domains is breathtaking.  

1.  December: prize-winning DeepMind AlphaFold was hailed after solving the protein-folding problem. Only 7 months later, in July 2021: DeepMind already used it to predict the shapes of nearly every protein in the human body, as well as the shapes of hundreds of thousands of other proteins. DeepMind will predict and release the structures for another 100 million in the next few months. Which means? Well, practically all proteins known to science.

2.  Sahlgrenska Science Park in Gotheburg, county councils, and local AI spinoffs collaborate on medical-Swedish NLP models; yet another health care/life sciences initiative in current applied AI in the Nordics, including XAI, GANs, Federated ML, NLP libraries, and more.

3.  September 2021: Object Management Group, the open consortium behind IT-model standards (e.g. the UML, SysML, MDA, CORBA), launches its Artificial Intelligence Platform Task Force AIPTF. They will standardize foundational capabilities of AI, freeing AI suppliers as well as users from interoperability and interchange limitations with respect to models, languages and data. They’ll focus on modeling of AI artifacts, neural networks, ML & DL, knowledge representations, NLP, security, and they will welcome new members.

UML Multiple Generalization (akin  but not the same as: ) AI random Decision Forest, principle Diagrams from Informator courses (1) Avancerad Modellering m UML (2) AI Architecture and ML

Most likely, the AIPTF strengthens the global XAI efforts to close the gap between accuracy and explainability/transparency of recent AI tech such as deep neural networks (in extreme cases, you might say the Epic Split not far from the viral Volvo video…)

Fingers crossed (or legs gradually less apart 🙂)

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Milan Kratochvil

Trainer at Informator, senior modeling and architecture consultant at Kiseldalen’s, main author: UML Extra Light (Cambridge University Press) and Growing Modular (Springer). Advanced UML2 Professional (OCUP cert level 3/3).

Milan and Informator collaborate since 1996 on architecture, rules, AI, modeling, UML, requirements, and design. You can meet him this year at public courses, in English or Swedish (remote participation is offered, encouraged, and currently highly recommended by epidemiology experts).

Nyckelord: AI, machine learning, IT-arkitektur