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The Data Skeptic Podcast features interviews and discussion of topics related to data science, statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and the like, all from the perspective of applying critical thinking and the scientific method to evaluate the veracity of claims and efficacy of approaches.

Data Skepti‪c‬ Kyle Polich

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The Data Skeptic Podcast features interviews and discussion of topics related to data science, statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and the like, all from the perspective of applying critical thinking and the scientific method to evaluate the veracity of claims and efficacy of approaches.

    Goodhart's Law in Reinforcement Learning

    Goodhart's Law in Reinforcement Learning

    Hal Ashton, a PhD student from the University College of London, joins us today to discuss a recent work Causal Campbell-Goodhart’s law and Reinforcement Learning.
    "Only buy honey from a local producer." - Hal Ashton
     
    Works Mentioned:
    “Causal Campbell-Goodhart’s law and Reinforcement Learning”by Hal AshtonBook 

    “The Book of Why”by Judea PearlPaper


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    • 37 min
    Video Anomaly Detection

    Video Anomaly Detection

    Yuqi Ouyang, in his second year of PhD study at the University of Warwick in England, joins us today to discuss his work “Video Anomaly Detection by Estimating Likelihood of Representations.”Works Mentioned:

    Video Anomaly Detection by Estimating Likelihood of Representations
    https://arxiv.org/abs/2012.01468
    by: Yuqi Ouyang, Victor Sanchez

    • 24 min
    Fault Tolerant Distributed Gradient Descent

    Fault Tolerant Distributed Gradient Descent

    Nirupam Gupta, a Computer Science Post Doctoral Researcher at EDFL University in Switzerland, joins us today to discuss his work “Byzantine Fault-Tolerance in Peer-to-Peer Distributed Gradient-Descent.”
     
    Works Mentioned: 
    https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.12316
    Byzantine Fault-Tolerance in Peer-to-Peer Distributed Gradient-Descent
    by Nirupam Gupta and Nitin H. Vaidya
     
    Conference Details:
    https://georgetown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sc-2grDwjEtfnLI0zPnN-GwkDvJdaOxXF

    • 36 min
    Decentralized Information Gathering

    Decentralized Information Gathering

    Mikko Lauri, Post Doctoral researcher at the University of Hamburg, Germany, comes on the show today to discuss the work Information Gathering in Decentralized POMDPs by Policy Graph Improvements.
    Follow Mikko: @mikko_lauri

    Github https://laurimi.github.io/

    • 32 min
    Leaderless Consensus

    Leaderless Consensus

    Balaji Arun, a PhD Student in the Systems of Software Research Group at Virginia Tech, joins us today to discuss his research of distributed systems through the paper “Taming the Contention in Consensus-based Distributed Systems.” 
    Works Mentioned
    “Taming the Contention in Consensus-based Distributed Systems” 
    by Balaji Arun, Sebastiano Peluso, Roberto Palmieri, Giuliano Losa, and Binoy Ravindran
    https://www.ssrg.ece.vt.edu/papers/tdsc20-author-version.pdf
    “Fast Paxos”
    by Leslie Lamport 
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00446-006-0005-x

    • 27 min
    Automatic Summarization

    Automatic Summarization

    Maartje ter Hoeve, PhD Student at the University of Amsterdam, joins us today to discuss her research in automated summarization through the paper “What Makes a Good Summary? Reconsidering the Focus of Automatic Summarization.” 
    Works Mentioned 
    “What Makes a Good Summary? Reconsidering the Focus of Automatic Summarization.”
    by Maartje der Hoeve, Juilia Kiseleva, and Maarten de Rijke
    Contact
    Email:
    m.a.terhoeve@uva.nl
    Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/maartjeterhoeve
    Website:
    https://maartjeth.github.io/#get-in-touch

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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449 Ratings

449 Ratings

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Excellent resource!

Just listened to Kyle speaking with Adrian Martin about CNN and cutting edge advancements in neural nets. Love getting this insiders perspective.

User3010 ,

Uncomfortable dynamic

Agree with the comments on the co-hosts dynamic; he lectures, she plays dumb, podcast grates.

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Informative

Giving 5 stars to counterbalance the clown who gave this show 1 star for not vocally supporting BLM 🙄 I enjoy the show, please keep content coming!

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