106 episodes

Talking Machines is your window into the world of machine learning. Your hosts, Katherine Gorman and Neil Lawrence, bring you clear conversations with experts in the field, insightful discussions of industry news, and useful answers to your questions. Machine learning is changing the questions we can ask of the world around us, here we explore how to ask the best questions and what to do with the answers.

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    • 4.6, 133 Ratings

Talking Machines is your window into the world of machine learning. Your hosts, Katherine Gorman and Neil Lawrence, bring you clear conversations with experts in the field, insightful discussions of industry news, and useful answers to your questions. Machine learning is changing the questions we can ask of the world around us, here we explore how to ask the best questions and what to do with the answers.

    Let's Reflect

    Let's Reflect

    We're not bringing you an episode this week. We're taking some time to think about the systems we take part in and how those perpetuate anti black racism and the effects of that on the work in this field. We'd like to bring you meaningful conversations around those systems and how we can change them and ourselves.  We encourage everyone to explore the amazing work of Black in AI, Data Science Africa and Shut Down STEM. 


    Take care of yourselves, take care of each other, and stay tuned.

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    Predicting Floods and Really Doing Good

    Predicting Floods and Really Doing Good

    In this episode of Talking Machines we talk with Sella Nevo of Google Research about the Google Flood Forecasting Project,what they'vebeen doing, and what is means to really move the needle on AI for Good. 

    • 39 min
    ICLR: accessible, inclusive, virtual

    ICLR: accessible, inclusive, virtual

    In episode eight of season six we talk with Alexander Rush and Shakir Mohamed about their work on ICLR this year which was first to take place in Ethiopia and then became totally virtual! 

    • 38 min
    Humans in the Loop and Outside of the Classroom

    Humans in the Loop and Outside of the Classroom

    In episode seven of season six we talk with Michael Littman about his work in reinforcement learning, on scientific communication, and in the classroom. 

    • 38 min
    The Evolution of ML and Furry Little Animals

    The Evolution of ML and Furry Little Animals

    In episode six of season six we chat with Professor Terry Sejnowski about his work, the evolution of the field, and the development of the NeurIPS conference. We taped this episode live and took questions from the audience. Want to join our "studio audience"? Check out @tlkngmchns on Twitter.

    • 47 min
    Talking Machines Live and Understanding Modeling Viruses

    Talking Machines Live and Understanding Modeling Viruses

    Episode five of season six is our first live episode! We talk with Elaine Nsoesie of Boston University about modeling disease and Covid 19 in the African context. plus we take listen questions live! Want to join our "studio audience" check out our twitter feed for how to sign up! 

    • 39 min

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4.6 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

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Great discussionS on AI and ML

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