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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.
 
Located on a farm in Valley Springs, South Dakota, Rebekah Scott’s studio keeps her rooted to her loves – both her purses and her four growing tots. By keeping her heart close to home, she’s been able to keep her home close to her heart. Rebekah’s team is a woven fabric of creative moms and women who desire to stay at home. Rebekah remains at the helm – designing fabrics, creating new accessories, and sewing bags, with little ones discovering near by. Rebekah’s entrepreneurial spirit flows n ...
 
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In episode twenty of season five we talk with Neil about a discussion he had about the impact of ML tools on children talk about the new Diversity Dashboard from the Turing Institute in response to a question about cool things for Ada Lovelace day plus we sit down with Corinna Cortes of Google AI
 
Wishing certainly has its place but did you know it takes just as much energy to wish as it does to plan? Instead of wishing for things, I want to teach you how to plan instead and see how my simple tips can help you get traction on achieving your dreams!
 
In episode eighteen of season five we talk about DALI, get some big news about the next thing for Neil and talk with Benjamin Akera.
 
If you think this is going to me a mic drop situation, you might be let down a little bit, as it’s not the sexiest thing.... It’s a staff meeting! This meeting will help you (even if you’re a team of one right now) become more focused, driven, accountable and motivated when held regularly. The importance of scheduling this meeting cannot be ove ...…
 
I have talked about the importance of hiring an Executive Assistant throughout the past seasons of the Encourager Podcast and I honestly can’t emphasize it enough… hiring this position is seriously a GAME CHANGER! In this episode, I talk with my Executive Assistant, Angie Sattler, about her position, some of the personal qualities and skills yo ...…
 
In episode eighteen of season five we hear Michael Littman's talk A Cooperative Path to Artificial Intelligence
 
I am obsessed with self-help and self-development because I believe you need to know who you are so you know where you can go. You need to discover more of who God specifically made you to be so you can utilize the gifts He gave you and discover what more He has in store!
 
I don’t necessarily separate my work-life from my home-life and, while I realize this may not work for everyone, I think it does for us because my best home practices keep things running smoothly and help harmonize the two. I’ve developed these over the last 12 hears (since becoming a mom) and I know they can help you too!…
 
In episode seventeen of season five we talk about Why Red Doesn't Sound Like a Bell, take a listener question about our Turing brackets (and Invent the Very Good Sort Awards) and listen to a chat with Tewodros Abebe
 
I love the words “productivity” and “hacks” and my #1 productivity hack has allowed me to throw my planner in the garbage… it’s my weekly agenda sheet! It helps me stay organized, manage all my thoughts and tasks, and the BEST part is, I get to crumple it up and throw it away at the end of the week (who doesn’t love that)!…
 
In this episode of Talking Machines we take a listen to Professor Engelhardt's TedX Boston talk, Not What But Why: Machine Learning for Understanding Genomics
 
in episode 15 of season five of Talking Machines we' chat about the recently announced workshops at NeurIPS 2019, find ourselves in the middle of an I Love Lucy Episode about technical term usage and talk with Randy Goebel of the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute
 
In episode 14 of season five we talk about On the marginal likelihood and cross-validation, Katherine is STILL excited about PosterSession.ai, we invent Deep Quaggles and listen to a conversation with professor Elaine Nsoesie of BU
 
In episode thirteen of season five we bring you a the rest of our conversation with Michael Melese from Addis Ababa University and Charles Saidu of Baze University Abuja
 
In episode twelve of season five we bring you a rundown of Data Science Africa's latest workshop answer a listener question about what got us excited at ICML and hear the first part of our conversation with Michael Melese from Addis Ababa University and Charles Saidu of Baze University Abuja
 
In episode eleven of season five, we dig in to just what a data trust actually is, take a look at citation trends and other places (PMLR) you can dig up data to understand the field and talk with Raia Hadsell of DeepMind.
 
In episode ten of season five we talk about reproducibility, take a listener question on re understanding the history of the field given where we are now and how other fields are reviewing their own history and listen to a conversation with Graham Taylor of the Vector Institute.
 
Hacks are ways of getting things done better, faster, easier… These are six of my “tried and true” productivity hacks that are super easy to implement. I know these hacks work and fit all of my roles so I can keep my priorities in order.
 
Pairings are just two habits or actions you pair together so you don’t think of one without remembering the other. Think bread and butter or coffee and creamer. This hack of pairing things together has drastically changed how quickly I implement new habits and practices in my life!
 
In episode nine of season five we talk about some interesting work from AISTATS, dive into unbiased implicit variational inference, and chat with Jon McAuliffe CIO of Voleon
 
Simplicity is such a beautiful word. As a wife, mother, and with our farm and our two businesses, my husband and I have had to simplify things in our home! My mom has always told me that my super skill is taking large concepts and simply acting on them so I want to share what tips, tricks and practices help keep things simple and keep me sane.…
 
I have a secret to share with you that will seriously take your business to the next level! I want to tell you about the one plan that has 5x’d my business! It’s a really boring word… but believe me, when I tell you about how awesome it is, you’ll thank me.
 
In this episode as we prep for ICLR we take a break from our usual format to bring you a talk from Hugo LaRochelle at TedX Boston on Deep Learning.
 
Having mentors in my life since starting my business, Rebekah Scott Designs, has been crucial for my personal and professional growth and honestly, is what led to me starting The Encourager Podcast. I LOVE the mentors and coaches I’ve had (and currently have) in my life and want to pass on my knowledge and expertise as much as humanly possible! ...…
 
This is one of my FAVORITE episodes to record, as I get to recap what has been going on with my family, my business, and The Encourager Podcast since the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019!
 
In episode seven of season five of we chat about MARS and Re: MARS OpenAI's status changes and We talk with Jasper Snoek of Google Brain
 
In episode six of season five we talk about Richard Sutton's A Bitter Lesson. Chat about IEEE's new Ethical Guidelines and talk with Andrew Beam Senior Fellownn at Flagship Pioneering, Head of Machine Learning for Flagship VL57 and Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Here are some of the p ...…
 
An agreement is something you’ve told yourself that you now accept as truth... But it may not necessarily be true! AND it may be harming your subconscious. I want to challenge these truths and teach you how to recognize them, how to replace them, and how to take steps to make the new agreement true. The first step in reversing agreements or tru ...…
 
Nothing says “love” like a business meeting with your spouse! HA! But seriously, Nick and I prioritize time once a month to talk about our calendars, budget, expectations, dreams, children, and more. With our busy lives, this meeting helps keep us on the same page and heading in the same direction. To set up your own monthly business meeting wi ...…
 
In episode five of season five we talk about the Stu Hunter conference, Summer schools options (DLRLSS!) and chat with Adrian Weller of the Alan Turing Institute
 
Kim Henderson joins me to talk about how her career success as an event planner led to some not-so-great “ah-ha” moments, causing her to leave her dream job to focus on her family and talks about how she still uses her God given talents. Do you need help identifying your strengths? We recommend taking the Strengths Finder quiz to help! What is ...…
 
Building a company means wanting growth and profit but there are times when business ebbs and flows, and we need to think lean. As owner and designer of Rebekah Scott Designs, I have learned how to ride the waves and share my tips for thinking lean while still growing your company. When you own a business, you have to be sure to think abundantl ...…
 
In episode four of season five we talk about Jupyter Notebooks and Neil's dream of a world craft software and devices, we take a listener question about the conversation surrounding Open AI's GPT-2 its announcement and the coverage and we hear an interview with Brooks Paige of the Alan Turing Instiute…
 
Building a business and raising a family is difficult and can easily lead to burnout. You need discipline, motivation and a superwoman cape to avoid it completely! Burnout has happened to me, which is why I’ve come up with so many of my systems and why I wrote my book, “Equipped to Execute.” In this episode, I’ll cover my tips and tricks for av ...…
 
In order to grow your business, grow your family and prioritize what you are doing, ask yourself these key decisions to help gain clarity! Answering these questions will help you do your job that much better! Priorities. You must know what your priorities are before you can make your key decisions! Write them down in order and post them so you ...…
 
In season five episode three we chat about take a listener question about Five Papers for Mike Tipping, take a listener question on AIAI and chat with Eoin O'Mahony of Uber Here are Neil's five papers. What are yours? Stochastic variational inference by Hoffman, Wang, Blei and Paisley http://arxiv.org/abs/1206.7051 A way of doing approximate in ...…
 
During one of my “Coaching Friday” events, you guys asked me what I did in the “middle” of my business with Rebekah Scott Designs. I LOVE this question because it’s rarely talked about. There’s SO much information out there about how to start a business but not much about what to do when you’re hustling to make it grow. After 14 years in busine ...…
 
Nycol and I go WAY back (to my church camp days) and she’s someone I admire so much that I will occasionally ask myself, “What would Nycol do?” As a servant of God, wife, and mom of three girls, Nycol has constantly sought God’s purpose for her life and joins us to talk about the importance of creating margin, making investments in 5 important ...…
 
In episode two of season five we unpack the Bezos Paradox (TM Neil Lawrence) take a listener question about best papers and chat with Dougal Maclaurin of Google Brain.
 
Your “super skill” is the thing you can do at breakneck speeds, with high attention to detail, and feel on top of the world while doing it! It energizes you, even though you may go on doing this skill for hours on end without stopping. Listen in as I help you discover what your super skill is so you can maximize the joy and fulfillment you get ...…
 
In this episode, I emphasize the importance of leaving a legacy for your family. We all want to create lasting memories for our children but they don't always have to be elaborate, beachfront vacations! Some of the Scott family legacy builders include: journaling, scheduled memories, baking, mommy and daddy dates, and family values that I belie ...…
 
In episode one of season five we talk about Bit by Bit, take a listener question on machine learning gatherings on the African continent (Deep Learning INDABA! DSA!) and hear an interview with Daphne Koller recorded at ODSC West
 
If you own a business, you’re already doing too much and probably spending more time working IN your business but not ON your business. I’m challenging you in the next six weeks to hire one of these four positions: executive assistant, website developer, marketing/social media person, or cleaning lady. And yes, I just gave you a deadline! Trust ...…
 
For the end of season four we take a break from our regular format and bring you a talk from Professor Finale Doshi Velez of Harvard University on the possibility of explanation Tune in next season!
 
Have you ever thought about or prayed about the position you are in, knowing you love it but still feel a tug that there is more you are seeking? Listen to my friend Shelly Gaddis explain what she did with her business, Elegant Mommy, the tug on her heart, and how she made some tough changes that altered her life in a positive way!…
 
In episode twenty one of season four we talk about distributed intelligence systems (mainly those internal to humans), talk about what were excited to see at the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems and in advance of our trek to Canada we chat with Garth Gibson president and CEO of the Vector Institute.…
 
A lot of my coaching clients ask me, “Do I REALLY need a website?” Social media accounts are great and also helpful for your business, but a website will change your life AND your business!
 
As I get older, I try to get wiser about what my family and I are putting into our bodies. My good friend, Andrea Henriksen, knows a little about everything and she’s here to talk to us about the chemicals and toxins in our personal care products so we can elevate our health by pursuing toxic-free living.…
 
In episode twenty of season four we talk about the importance of crediting your data, answer a listener question about internships vs salaried positions and talk with Matt Kusner of the Alan Turing institute the UK’s national institute for data science and AI.
 
My secret weapon for generating more revenue with my business, Rebekah Scott Designs, has been recording and posting videos to our Facebook page! I was recently selected for a feature in Handmade Magazine about this very topic so I wanted to share with you how videos have changed my business and my bottom line.…
 
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