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by   -   September 23, 2017


In episode nine of season three we chat about the difference between models and algorithms, take a listener question about summer schools and learning in person as opposed to learning digitally, and we chat with John Quinn of the United Nations Global Pulse lab in Kampala, Uganda and Makerere University’s Artificial Intelligence Research group.

by   -   September 8, 2017

In episode eight of season three we return to the epic (or maybe not so epic) clash between frequentists and bayesians, take a listener question about the ethical questions generators of machine learning should be asking of themselves (not just their tools) and we hear a conversation with Ernest Mwebaze of Makerere University.

by   -   August 25, 2017

In episode seven of season three we take a minute to break way from our regular format and feature a conversation with Dina Machuve of the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology. We cover everything from her work to how cell phone access has changed data patterns. We got to talk with her at the Data Science Africa conference and workshop.

by   -   August 1, 2017

In episode five of season three we compare and contrast AI and data science, take a listener question about getting started in machine learning, and listen to an interview with Joaquin Quiñonero Candela.

In episode four of season three Neil introduces us to the ideas behind the bias variance dilemma (and how how we can think about it in our daily lives). Plus, we answer a listener question about how to make sure your neural networks don’t get fooled. Our guest for this episode is Jeff Dean,  Google Senior Fellow in the Research Group, where he leads the Google Brain project. We talk about a closet full of robot arms (the arm farm!), image recognition for diabetic retinopathy, and equality in data and the community.

by   -   June 16, 2017
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In episode three, season three of Talking Machines, we dive into overfitting, take a listener question about unbalanced data and speak with Professor (Emeritus) Tom Dietterich from Oregon State University.

by   -   May 30, 2017

In episode two of season three Neil takes us through the basics on dropout, we chat about the definition of inference (It’s more about context than you think!) and hear an interview with Jennifer Chayes of Microsoft.

by   -   April 28, 2017

Talking Machines is entering its third season and going through some changes. Our founding host Ryan is moving on and in his place, Neil Lawrence of Amazon is taking over as co-host. We say thank you and goodbye to Ryan with an interview about his work.

Join Professor Brian Cox as he brings together experts on AI and machine learning (including RoboHub’s own Sabine Hauert) to discuss key issues that will shape our technological future

by   -   November 4, 2016

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In episode seventeen of season two, we get an introduction to Min Hashing, talk with Frank Wood the creator of ANGLICAN, about probabilistic programming and his new company, INVREA, and take a listener question about how to choose an architecture when using a neural network.

by   -   September 9, 2016

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In episode sixteen of season two, we get an introduction to Restricted Boltzmann Machines, take a listener question about tuning hyperparameters, plus, speak with Eric Lander of the Broad Institute.

by   -   August 17, 2016
Generative Art on PBS/YouTube
Generative Art on PBS/YouTube

In episode fifteen of season two, we talk about Hamiltonian Monte Carlo, take a listener question about unbalanced data, plus, speak with Doug Eck of Google’s Magenta project.

by   -   July 27, 2016
Testing lead in water during the Flint water crisis. Image credit: CC0 Public Domain
Testing lead in water during the Flint water crisis.

In episode fourteen of season two, we discuss Perturb-and-MAP and answer a listener question about classic artificial intelligence ideas being used in modern machine learning. Plus, we speak with Jake Abernethy from the University of Michigan about municipal data and his work on the Flint water crisis.

by   -   July 8, 2016
Reuters dataset (in 2D) landmark t-SNE using semantic hashing. Source: vdmaaten.github.io/tsne
Reuters dataset (in 2D) landmark t-SNE using semantic hashing. Source: vdmaaten.github.io/tsne

In episode thirteen of season two, we talk about t-Distributed Stochastic Neighbor Embedding (t-SNE), take a listener question about statistical physics, plus, speak with Hal Daume of the University of Maryland (who is great to follow on Twitter).

by   -   June 20, 2016
Generating faces with Torch. Photo source: torch.ch
Generating faces with Torch. Photo source: torch.ch

In episode twelve of season two, we discuss generative adversarial networks, take a listener question about using machine learning to improve or create products, and lastly, speak with Iain Murray from University of Edinburgh.



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