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A monthly AI podcast giving you the inside scoop on what's going on in the industry and what people are doing right now with this amazing technology, hosted by practitioner Mark McQuade.
We want you to know how AI can help you, whether that be with your business, in your personal life or just for fun.
We're not here to confuse you. We're here to excite you about AI and get you using it.

AI & U Rackspace Technology

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A monthly AI podcast giving you the inside scoop on what's going on in the industry and what people are doing right now with this amazing technology, hosted by practitioner Mark McQuade.
We want you to know how AI can help you, whether that be with your business, in your personal life or just for fun.
We're not here to confuse you. We're here to excite you about AI and get you using it.

    5: The AI Aesthetic: Building Beautiful Data Apps

    5: The AI Aesthetic: Building Beautiful Data Apps

    It’s previously been hard to show off machine learning models. But now, like with most areas of AI, tools are being built that simplify things. On the latest episode of AI & U, Mark McQuade chats with Johannes Rieke, Product Engineer at Streamlit, about app frameworks for building data apps.
    Special Guest: Johannes Rieke.

    • 32 min
    4: Enabling the Computer Vision Revolution

    4: Enabling the Computer Vision Revolution

    Building computer vision models can be difficult and time-consuming. Luckily there are several startups out there simplifying this process. On the latest episode of AI & U, Mark McQuade sits down with Joseph Nelson, CEO of Roboflow, to discuss computer vision and its real-life use cases.
    Special Guest: Joseph Nelson.

    • 45 min
    3: The Chief Data Officer’s Perspective on AI

    3: The Chief Data Officer’s Perspective on AI

    The Chief Data Officer is responsible for making sense of data within an organization. On this episode, Juan Riojas, Chief Data Officer at Rackspace Technology, joins podcast host Mark McQuade for a discussion about the role of the CDO and how can AI help those who work in data do their job more effectively.
    Special Guest: Juan Riojas.

    • 35 min
    2: Utilizing ML libraries in deep learning

    2: Utilizing ML libraries in deep learning

    Deep learning is being used in some of the most innovative projects in the world. And that’s partly due to the amazing resources available. On the latest episode, Mark is joined by Randall Hunt, Developer Advocate at Facebook AI, to discuss deep learning and ML learning library PyTorch.


    Show notes

    PyTorch website: https://pytorch.org/
    PyTorch dispatcher: http://blog.ezyang.com/2020/09/lets-talk-about-the-pytorch-dispatcher/


    NYU Deep Learning with PyTorch:
    Course website: http://bit.ly/pDL-home
    Playlist: http://bit.ly/pDL-YouTube


    Stat453: Introduction to Deep Learning and Generative Models (Spring 2021)
    http://pages.stat.wisc.edu/~sraschka/teaching/stat453-ss2021/
    Special Guest: Randall Hunt.

    • 43 min
    1: Deriving value from NLP and Transformers

    1: Deriving value from NLP and Transformers

    For the inaugural episode of AI & U, Joe Davison, Research Engineer at Hugging Face, joins Mark for a chat about one of the hottest topics in AI: Natural Language Processing. Hugging Face is a company aiming to democratize natural language processing, and Joe gives some amazing insight on this transformative tech.


    Tune in to hear about the following:
    • What is NLP?
    • How Transformer architectures work
    • Making use of Transformer-based language models such as BERT and GPT
    • The power of transfer learning
    • Hugging Face and auto NLP
    • NLP business use cases
    Special Guest: Joe Davison.

    • 41 min

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