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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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    • 4.5 • 137 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.

    ICML 2021: Test of Time(ly) Award

    ICML 2021: Test of Time(ly) Award

    Neil and Katherine chat about ICML and the timely award winner of this years test of time award! Bayesian Learning via Stochastic Gradient Langevin Dynamics

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    • 19 min
    Learning with Less, Invisible Labor and Combating Anti-Blackness

    Learning with Less, Invisible Labor and Combating Anti-Blackness

    Devin Guillory of UC Berkeley, is our guest on this episode. We talk about his love of robotics, working at the center of a new hype (learning with less labels) and his paper Combatting Anti-Blackness in the AI Community. He recently gave a talk on the subject the University of Toronto

     

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    • 36 min
    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. 

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    • 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! 

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    • 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. 

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    • 38 min

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4.5 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

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Great discussionS on AI and ML

Always something to learn

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Disappointing

What used to be a great technical podcast on machine learning has devolved into increasingly obscure discussions of social justice. Apparently the culture war has to permeate all of my interests even those ostensibly non political in nature.

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The audio levels are inconsistant and often way too low. This really interfears with my listening. When I can hear the content it is wonderful

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