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Learn what the AI skill design object is and when to use it to easily add artificial intelligence and machine learning functionality into your business applications.
An AI skill is a design object that enables you to build, configure, and train an artificial intelligence (AI) model using Appian low-code capabilities.
This page discusses the basic features and functionality of the AI skill design object.
To create an AI skill:
In the Build view, click NEW > AI Skill.
Select the skill type you want to create.
Configure the following properties:
|Name||Enter a name that follows the recommended naming standard.|
|Description||(Optional) Enter a brief description of the AI skill.|
As you create an AI skill, you'll select the type of skill that suits your purpose.
You'll configure your skill based on its type.
The AI skill design object is not versioned. However, as you train your skill, you can review the results and create a new model using additional sample data. During this refinement process, each model is preserved in the training summary.
You can access the training summary to view details on model creation history and how the skill was refined to its current state.
After you train the skill and determine a model's predictions are suitable for your purposes, you'll publish the model. The published model is what the corresponding smart service uses when it calls the AI skill in a process model.
Only one model can be published at a time within an AI skill design object.
You'll call an AI skill in a process model using the smart services in the AI Skill menu of the palette:
Deleting an AI skill prevents users from further viewing or editing it or the models it contains. Additionally, any smart service configured to use the AI skill will no longer work as intended.
AI skills can be deleted by users with Administrator permissions to it.
To delete an AI skill:
System administrators have the ability to delete decisions (and other objects) in bulk by selecting them and clicking Delete in the toolbar.
|Execute the skill||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|View the skill||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Duplicate the skill||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Update the skill||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Rename the skill||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Save the skill||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|View the security||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Download model data||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Create a model in the skill||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Publish a model in the skill||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Configure the smart service to use the skill||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Update the security||Yes||No||No||No|
|Delete the skill||Yes||No||No||No|
If a user or group is assigned the Deny role, they cannot perform any action associated with the AI Skill.
You can deploy the AI skill alongside other design objects in your Appian application. This section describes what is deployed with the object and what isn't.
|Document extraction AI skill||N/A|
|Document classification AI skill|
|Email classification AI skill|
AI Skill Object