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Who is behind the AI revolution? There's no shortage of technical papers, but little is known about the people who shape our collective future, their motivation, personal biases, aspirations and frustrations.



On this podcast, Dr. Radim Řehůřek, a seasoned researcher in the field of AI, director at rare-technologies.com and creator of the Gensim machine learning library, talks to the world's foremost researchers, business owners, thinkers and open source enthusiasts. Meet the humans behind the revolution!

RARE PERSPECTIVES: The AI and Machine Learning Podcast Radim Řehůřek PhD, creator of Gensim, founder at rare-technologies.com

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Who is behind the AI revolution? There's no shortage of technical papers, but little is known about the people who shape our collective future, their motivation, personal biases, aspirations and frustrations.



On this podcast, Dr. Radim Řehůřek, a seasoned researcher in the field of AI, director at rare-technologies.com and creator of the Gensim machine learning library, talks to the world's foremost researchers, business owners, thinkers and open source enthusiasts. Meet the humans behind the revolution!

    RRP #4: Leonid Boytsov on kNN search and information retrieval

    RRP #4: Leonid Boytsov on kNN search and information retrieval

    Episode Summary: Leo Boytsov, a PhD researcher from the Language Technologies Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, talks about fast approximate search in modern information retrieval. We discuss the curse of dimensionality, hard-to-beat baselines and NMSLIB, Leo's super fast library for nearest-neighbour search. How does NMSLIB compare to Facebook's FAISS and Spotify's Annoy? Warning: very technical. Links & resources: NMSLIB: Leonid's ... Read More

    • 55 min
    RRP #3: Andy Müller on scikit-learn and open source

    RRP #3: Andy Müller on scikit-learn and open source

    Episode Summary: Andreas Müller talks about how he fell in love with scikit-learn and his continuous work there as the package maintainer. We also cover his work at Amazon and why he left to work on open source; his recent book on machine learning in Python; sustainability and future of sklearn in the "deep learning world", and his impressions of ... Read More

    • 48 min
    RRP #2: John D. Cook on math consulting, Python and going solo

    RRP #2: John D. Cook on math consulting, Python and going solo

    Episode Summary: A few years ago I promised you a blog series on how to start your own consulting business in machine learning: getting set up, figuring out legal & intellectual property rights, finding consistent work, scoping in the face of research uncertainty, the project life cycle, mistakes to avoid... I gave a few talks on this topic but never ... Read More

    • 1 hr
    RRP #1: Tomáš Mikolov on word2vec and AI research at Microsoft, Google, Facebook

    RRP #1: Tomáš Mikolov on word2vec and AI research at Microsoft, Google, Facebook

    Episode Summary: Today I sat down with Tomáš Mikolov, my fellow Czech countryman whom most of you will know through his work on word2vec. But Tomáš has many more interesting things to say beside word2vec (although we cover word2vec too!): his beginnings with 8bit graphics and games, living in NY compared to California, AI research at Microsoft vs Google vs ... Read More

    • 1 hr 2 min

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