https://www.windriver.com/events/embedded-world-2021 James Hui, Senior Solutions Architect, Wind River, speaks at Embedded World 2021. There are growing demands to incorporate AI into embedded software in order to create smarter edge devices, where often data is rich, but processing resources are limited. Care must be taken when designing these AI implementations, and design engineers will need to justify how these intelligent algorithms arrive at a particular decision based on a given set of input data. In this talk, we will share our experience using simulation and simple Python code to gain insight by 1) manipulating input feature sets to explain how a model makes decisions; and 2) reducing the complexity of the model in order to make it more easily understandable. These techniques not only improve the debug process and improve model performance, they also help others understand models' behavior. More importantly, together they comprise an essential step in designing a truly dependable system that builds trust with end users by helping them solve real-life problems at the right place and in the right time.