Our host Brian Ray's staff colleague David Law joins with a special treat. David has led development of an open source project titled "data⎰describe". This Python package accelerates exploratory data analysis. David also shares how he transitioned from studying material science at Cornell to completing a masters in data science at Northwestern and practicing as a data scientist at Maven Wave. We manage to add to the episode, how AI experts feel about riding in a self driving car, right now.
Dr. David Beck the Director of Research and Education at eScience Institute University of Washington
During the episode we discuss something Professor Beck is passionate about, getting more scholars into the data science fold. University of Washington's eScience Institute launched in 2008. Its practice has changed over the years as it examines how to extract knowledge and useful actionable information from data. An effort that started out serving engineering and science disciplines, now includes arts and humanities scholars. David helps foster the interdisciplinary sharing of knowledge to apply data approaches across many subject matters. We explore how Dr. Beck's undergraduate computer science studies set the ground for what turned out to be a search to deliver impact for the good of society. Great work happening at the University of Washington and in with David's personal research. Hear about it in the latest episode of 26.1 AI Podcast.
Our friend Ruthe Farmer the Chief Strategy Officer of CSforALL and founder of Last Mile Fund brought to our attention amazing women of her network embarking on careers in data, analytics, ml, and artificial intelligence. First in an upcoming series, we have Divya Nagaraj join us from Houston as she completes her Facebook internship remotely during COVID-19. For the upcoming academic term, Divya will matriculate in her sophomore year at Stanford. She shares with us some of the work she's doing in a research lab at Stanford that touches on computing and medical research. Listen this week and get a glimpse at the coming wave of new talent.
International tour continues with a stop in Singapore with a Korean managing partner of a venture fund subsidiary of a Japanese ecommerce and fintech giant. Our 21st episode of our 2nd season is your most globalized episode ever.
Brian and Don have worked hard over many years building community for Pythonistas. Wonder how many folks in the Python community knows about Uruguay as a hotbed of Python use. Tryolabs has been slinging Python and ML for the past ten years. Besides helping nearshore customers in the U.S. solve business challenges with AI, Tryolabs spun out a successful startup, MonkeyLearn. Ernesto Rodriguez di Paolo our guest for this episode presented MonkeyLearn for a PyCon Startup Row event hosted by Grace Law and SF Python. MonkeyLearn won over an impressive judging panel to win a place at PyCon Montreal 2015. Judging panel included bethanye McKinney Blount, founder of Compaas; Leah Culver, founder of Breaker; Bebe Chueh, founder of Atrium LTS; Kat Manalac, partner at Y Combinator; and Christine Spang, founder of Nylas.
In this episode we discuss with Alex how executives should think about the decision of buying of-the shelf software solution vs. building the solution in-house, by yourself or with a partner. The conversation includes an overview of the pros and cons of each from both financial and technical perspective. We leave the audience with some actionable advice on how to go through the decision calculus on the question that increasingly faces today’s CXO’s who are looking to take their firms through the digital transformation. Alex Vayner is a Partner and Americas Data & AI Practice Leader for PA Consulting Group, a global innovation consultancy with a mission to bring ingenuity to life. He consults Fortune 1000 companies on becoming insight-driven enterprises through the use of machine learning techniques, Artificial Intelligence and cognitive technologies.
Our 26.1 AI Podcast's global tour continues with a visit with Chris Loy founder of London startup Datasine. Datasine applies machine learning to help companies talk with their customers more meaningfully and at scale. From Datasine's website, "We use machine learning, psychology and cutting edge tech to understand people and the content that appeals to them, and to help our users revolutionise how they engage with their customers at massive scale." Chris shares his personal journey of starting out at Oxford as a student of general physics, moving later as part of a combined bachelors and masters program into astrophysics and particle physics. After working in general programming jobs, Chris started the transition to becoming an expert in machine learning with a degree from University College London with a MSc degree in machine learning.
Brian and Don host Just One Giant Lab founder Leo Blondel. JOGL melds open source software practices with scientific research. Members can treat their research projects like software engineers commit code. Also community spin up groups for research projects like an OpenCovid19 group. From the JOGL website, "[This is] a JOGL program that develops open-source and low-cost tools and methodologies that are safe and easy to use in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The OpenCovid19 program is powered by a global community of 4000+ volunteers and experts who create solutions to better prevent, detect, and treat COVID-19, and to help forecast the pandemic’s evolution." Brian and Don learn from Leo that Montpellier is France's tech capital. The city is home to many of America's tech giants' offices.
Our 31st episode is our first international exploration visiting with Phaze Ventures's Managing Partner Masoud Al -- Rawahi. Headquartered in Muscat, Oman, Masoud and his partners are building up a tech ecosystem from scratch. They are determined to chart the path forward for an economy tethered solidly to the current carbon economy. Learn about the bits and bots opportunities for making traditional oil business cleaner. One pain point technologists are solving is a better solution for handling wastewater. Phaze Ventures and Masoud have secured a partnership with Oman's largest firm and employer, Petroleum Development Oman. Through this partnership, entrepreneurs gain access to a gusher of data flowing from devices connected to delivering carbon products to the world. Oman invites the world's innovators to investigate the blue ocean opportunities available in a market catching up to the world's more developed startup centers.
Dr. Beverly Wright talks about how she stays connected to Universities and Institutes. She explains how Corporate America can connect better with schools and activate the students for purposes of gaining insight into organization's data and promoting recruiting brand awareness amongst students. Dr. Wright brings over twenty years of research, analytics, and insights experience from corporate, consulting and academia.
Don Miner speaks candidly about his AI firm being acquired by 110k headcount Atos. He joins our host Brian Ray as a colleague. Dr. Miner was an early adopter of big data and grew into the AI space. Today, he continues to innovate yet still finds time to pay it forward, teaching his passion topics at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Gert De Geyter started his journey towards AI, modeling our galaxy as a notable astrophysics scholar. to He transitioned from academia to solving business problems using AI at Deloitte Belgium. He is now in the United State with Deloitte Consulting, based out of NYC. During this episode, Dr. De Geyter speaks about the universe of AI (pun intended by Brian Ray) and how it translates to adding business value in his practice. In this episode we cover everything from lightwaves to beer, and potatoes. Fries are Belgian!
Traditional wet lab approaches to find a cure for COVID-19 could take decades. Using artificial intelligence, Andrew Satz and Brett Averso are saving ImmunoPrecise Antibodies years on years and millions of dollars in an attempt to find a novel coronavirus antibody. Where Brett concentrated on the technology for our listeners, Andrew adds his CEO view on the problem they're tackling. We publish another ad-hoc COVID-19 episode for our audience, as we all work towards solutions to this pandemic. Anybody working on COVID-19 tracking and cures, please let us know. We'd love to have you on and build awareness of your efforts. Email us, tweet at us, send us basket carrying Shar-Pei couriers. Please be safe! Remember, we're urging everyone to act in a predictive way. Current state is not necessarily our future reality.
The name "EVQLV" looks itself like a amino acid sequence. Digging deeper, Don and Brian share with our listeners this fast-paced startup leading the race to find a treatment for COVID-19. Brett Averso, CTO, talks about how EVQLV with a small team of Data Scientists use Machine Learning in the cloud to run simulations that would have taken months to years in just days. Novel AI; for a novel treatment; for a novel pandemic. Keep safe, keep a distance.
Hi folks, we just wanted to check-in with everybody. Our normal publishing time is 2am, Tuesday. Last week we missed publishing an episode, because we wanted to take a moment to ponder how best to serve you during this pandemic. If you're working on data science, analytics, ML, and AI related to COVID-19, we'd love to invite you join us and get help from our audience. As we seek guests who can help you understand where we're headed, we'll publish on an ad-hoc basis. Here's to all of you staying safe! Act in a predictive way.
Bryan Hale, managing director of AI2's incubator, shares what his org is doing to support AI entrepreneurs. We discuss favorable outcomes from Seattle's AI startup ecosystem like Turi and Xnor.ai. Bryan also includes actionable advice for new founders of AI startups.
Revisit the early days of Travis Oliphant's contributions to scientific Python and by extension Python's relevance to AI. Catch-up on the high energy, current efforts of the creator of NumPy, SciPy, Numba, and Conda. Travis also founded the NumFOCUS Foundation. NumFOCUS is backing Jupyter and Pandas. In this Episode, we break our 26.1 Minutes rule for a really great and important chat with this legend of Data Science. Enjoy an extra few minutes.
Scott helps customers apply AI, NLP, and ML to reduce their technical debt. He comes from the front lines document management industry for over 20 years and provides a unique perspective into the usefulness of AI.
Brian and Don recap the most recent ten episodes of 26.1 AI Podcast. For new listeners or anybody catching up on missed episodes, this edition provides a nice index to plan your listening. For those new to AI and looking to catch up to the wave of interest engulfing business leaders, great episode to learn keywords important for your study.
During this Episode we speak with Dominique about how she repurposed her academic research in the areas of neuroscience, music cognition, psycholinguistics, and multisensory perception for her current work in data science. She speaks about her progression from tools like Matlab to open source Python-based tools. We explore the value of diversity in the workspace.
Our 19th episode's guest Denny Lee joins us to share some of the developments at Databricks. Also, he shares a persuasive argument that traditional data professionals like DBAs have a future in ML and AI.
"If you follow your passion and marry it with Data Science, it can really take you to great places," says Jason Moss. In 2013, Jason launched Metis a data science bootcamp (now a part of Kaplan). Starting in Boston as Ruby on Rails Bootcamp, Metis pivoted quickly into a Data Science Bootcamp six months later. Jason offers his opinions on the quickly changing job market tagged broadly as "Data Science." He speaks about the personal journeys of his motivated students who wish to take it to the next level. Our guest shares how curiosity drives students to do what they love and succeed n their careers.
This episode introduces our audience to perhaps one of the rarest AI practitioners, an AI serial entrepreneur. Alex Poon with his first AI startup x.ai, helped users recapture lost time spent scheduling meetings. X.ai also rehabilitated the term AI after a long winter for the discipline. Today’s visit with Alex, we revisit early days when he built x.ai and had to custom craft many tools available as readily accessible open source projects today. Our guest provides a comparison on building an AI startup a short five years ago and what's it take today. We discuss the high stakes involved when applying AI to human lives at AiCure. This week’s guest votes for AI as a positive force for advancing human knowledge and lives.