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Statistics Done Wrong—A Woeful Podcast Episode

Beginning: Statistics are misused and abused, sometimes even unintentionally, in both scientific and business settings. Alex Reinhart, author of the book “Statistics Done Wrong: The Woefully Complete Guide” talks about the most common errors people make when trying to figure things out using statistics, and what happens as a result. He shares practical insights into how both scientists and business analysts can make sure their statistical tests have high enough power,

Getting into Data Science

What does it take to become a data scientist? We speak with three people who have become data scientists in the last three years and find out what it takes, in their opinions, to land a data science job and to be prepared for a career in the field. Curtis: We’ve talked a lot in our recent episodes about all the interesting things you can do with data science, and

Automated Machine Learning with TransmogrifAI

Would you rather take a year to develop a proprietary algorithm for your company that has an accuracy of 95% or use an open source platform that takes a day to develop an algorithm that has nearly the same accuracy? In most business cases, you'd choose the latter. In this episode, we talk to Till Bergmann who works on a team that developed TransmogriAI, an open source project that helps you build models quickly.

The Data Scientist’s Journey with Nic Ryan

What does it take to become a data scientist? Nic Ryan has been in the field for over a decade and answered thousands of questions from people looking to get into the field. In this episode, he talks about his journey into data science and his experiencing mentoring aspiring data scientists, giving advice to both beginners and seasoned professionals. Nic Ryan: I think there’s sometimes a problem in data science

Cutting-Edge Computational Chemistry Enabled by Deep Learning

Machine learning is becoming a bigger part of chemistry as of the last two or three years. Industries need to have people trained in both fields, and it's taken time for them to make their way into this sector. Olexandr Isayev is at the forefront of that wave, and he talks to us about what he's done while melding deep learning and chemistry together and his vision of where he sees this field going with this new tech.

Python and the Open Source Community

Python versus R. It’s a heated debate. We won’t solve this raging controversy today, but we will peek into the history of Python, particularly in the open source community surrounding it, and see how it came to be what it is today—a well used and flexible programming language. Travis Oliphant: Wes McKinney did a great job in creating Pandas . . . not just creating it but organized a community

Machine Learning, Big Data, and Your Family History

How can artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning benefit your family? These technologies are moving into every field, industry, and hobby, including what some say is the United State’s second most popular hobby, family history. Today, it’s so much easier to trace your roots back to find out more about your progenitors. Tyler Folkman, senior manager at Ancestry, the leading family history company, describes to us how he and

Machine Learning Takes on Diabetes

When Bryan Mazlish’s son was diagnosed with Type I diabetes, there were unexpected challenges. Managing diabetes on a day-to-day basis was tough, so he hacked into his son’s insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor to create the world’s first ambulatory real-world artificial pancreas. Now his mission is to make it available to everyone. Bryan Mazlish: A nice demo that we showed at Google IO earlier this summer, where we showed our

Digital Twins, the Internet of Things, and Machine Learning

In a world where so many things are Internet connected, how is machine learning playing a role? Bruce Sinclair speaks with us about the intersection of IoT, AI/ML, and the digital twin. Bruce: Where AI, and in particular machine learning, and then in particular neural networks, and then in particular deep learning neural networks, where they apply is mostly in this model making, so with IoT, there are two types

Building a Machine Learning Company that Decodes Web Analytics, with Per Damgaard

The most important thing is to have an AI-enable infrastructure. It sounds very boring, but that was the learning that I got from the bank as well. It’s actually very easy for us to build the model, but what took a long time was to have the AI infrastructure that enables us to do so. Per: The most important thing is to have an AI-enable infrastructure. It sounds very boring,