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The Data Exchange

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A series of informal conversations with thought leaders, researchers, practitioners, and writers on a wide range of topics in technology, science, and of course big data, data science, artificial intelligence, and related applications. Anchored by Ben Lorica (@BigData), the Data Exchange also features a roundup of the most important stories from the worlds of data, machine learning and AI.

A series of informal conversations with thought leaders, researchers, practitioners, and writers on a wide range of topics in technology, science, and of course big data, data science, artificial intelligence, and related applications. Anchored by Ben Lorica (@BigData), the Data Exchange also features a roundup of the most important stories from the worlds of data, machine learning and AI.

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United States

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A series of informal conversations with thought leaders, researchers, practitioners, and writers on a wide range of topics in technology, science, and of course big data, data science, artificial intelligence, and related applications. Anchored by Ben Lorica (@BigData), the Data Exchange also features a roundup of the most important stories from the worlds of data, machine learning and AI.

Twitter:

@bigdata

Language:

English

Contact:

4156476844


Episodes

Business at the speed of AI: Lessons from Shopify

3/26/2020
In this episode of the Data Exchange I speak with Solmaz Shahalizadeh, VP and Head of Data Science and Data Platform Engineering at Shopify. Shopify is a powerhouse in ecommerce and their technology powers over a million businesses worldwide. Solmaz is a frequent speaker and presenter at conferences throughout the world and she has played a critical role in helping Shopify scale its data and machine learning infrastructure. Our conversation covered many important technical and business...

Duration:00:37:12

How deep learning is being used in search and information retrieval

3/19/2020
In this episode of the Data Exchange I speak with Edo Liberty, founder of Hypercube, a startup building tools for deploying deep learning models in search and information retrieval involving large collections. When I spoke at AI Week in Tel Aviv last November several friends encouraged me to learn more about Hypercube - I’m glad I took their advice! Our conversation covered several topics including: Detailed show notes can be found on The Data Exchange web site.

Duration:00:39:50

The responsible development, deployment and operation of machine learning systems

3/12/2020
In this episode of the Data Exchange I speak with Alejandro Saucedo, Engineering Director at Seldon, a startup building tools for productionizing machine learning. Alejandro is also Chief Scientist at The Institute for Ethical AI & Machine Learning, a UK-based research center that conducts “research into processes and frameworks that support the responsible development, deployment and operation of machine learning systems”. Our conversation covered Alejandro’s work at both Seldon and the...

Duration:00:38:52

Hyperscaling natural language processing

3/5/2020
In this episode of the Data Exchange I speak with Edmon Begoli, Chief Data Architect at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Edmon has developed and implemented large-scale data applications on systems like Open MPI, Hadoop/MapReduce, Apache Calcite, Apache Spark, and Akka. Most recently he has been building large-scale machine learning and natural language applications with Ray, a distributed execution framework that makes it easy to scale machine learning and Python applications. Our...

Duration:00:35:14

What businesses need to know about model explainability

2/27/2020
In this episode of the Data Exchange I speak with Krishna Gade, founder and CEO at Fiddler Labs, a startup focused on helping companies build trustworthy and understandable AI solutions. Prior to founding Fiddler, Krishna led engineering teams at Pinterest and Facebook. Our conversation included a range of topics, including: Detailed show notes can be found on The Data Exchange web site. Join Michael Jordan, Manuela Veloso, Azalia Mirhoseini, Zoubin Ghahramani, Wes McKinney, Ion Stoica,...

Duration:00:36:09

Scalable Machine Learning, Scalable Python, For Everyone

2/20/2020
In this episode of the Data Exchange I speak with Dean Wampler, Head of Developer Relations at Anyscale, the startup founded by the creators of Ray. Ray is a distributed execution framework that makes it easy to scale machine learning and Python applications. It has a very simple API and as someone who uses both Python and machine learning, Ray has been a wonderful addition to my toolbox. Dean has long been one of my favorite architects, speakers and teachers, and we have known each other...

Duration:00:35:45

Computational humanness, analogy and innovation, and soft concepts

2/13/2020
In this episode of the Data Exchange I speak with Dafna Shahaf, Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She also runs the hyadata lab, a research group that consistently produces unique and interesting projects at the intersection of computer science, data, and the social sciences. Our conversation included a range of topics, including: Computational analogySoft Conceptscomputational humorInnovative Ideas in Data...

Duration:00:33:38

Building domain specific natural language applications

2/6/2020
In this episode of the Data Exchange I speak with David Talby, co-creator of Spark NLP, an open source, highly scalable, production grade natural language processing (NLP) library. Spark NLP has become one of the more popular NLP libraries and is available on PyPI, Conda, Maven, and Spark Packages. With recent advances in research in large-scale natural language models, there is strong interest in domain specific natural language applications. Besides their work on Spark NLP, David and his...

Duration:00:33:09

The state of privacy-preserving machine learning

1/30/2020
In this episode of the Data Exchange I speak with Morten Dahl, research scientist at Dropout Labs, a startup building a platform and tools for privacy-preserving machine learning. He is also behind TF Encrypted, an open source framework for encrypted machine learning in TensorFlow. The rise of privacy regulations like CCPA and GDPR combined with the growing importance of ML has led to a strong interest in tools and techniques for privacy-preserving machine learning among researchers and...

Duration:00:42:15

Taking messaging and data ingestion systems to the next level

1/23/2020
Sijie Guo on how Apache Pulsar is able to handle both queuing and streaming, and both online and offline applications. In this episode of the Data Exchange I speak with Sijie Guo, founder of StreamNative, a new startup focused on making enterprise messaging technologies - specifically Apache Pulsar - easy to use on the cloud. Sijie was previously a cofounder of Streamlio (acquired by Splunk) and prior to that he led the messaging team at Twitter. He is also the main organizer behind the...

Duration:00:37:59

Business at the speed of AI: Lessons from Rakuten

1/16/2020
The Data Exchange Podcast: Bahman Bahmani on attracting and retaining talent, and the importance of delivery-oriented teams. In this episode of the Data Exchange I speak with Bahman Bahmani, VP of Data Science and Engineering at Rakuten, a large Japanese ecommerce and online retail company. When I first met Bahman several years ago, he was finishing up his Computer Science PhD at Stanford, and at the time he was giving technical talks on machine learning algorithms and their applications to...

Duration:00:41:16

The combination of the right software and commodity hardware will prove capable of handling most machine learning tasks

1/9/2020
In this episode of the Data Exchange I speak with Nir Shavit, Professor of EECS at MIT, and cofounder and CEO of Neural Magic, a startup that is creating software to enable deep neural networks to run on commodity CPUs (at GPU speeds or faster). Their initial products are focused on model inference, but they are also working on similar software for model training. Our conversation spanned many topics, including: Detailed show notes can be found on The Data Exchange web site.

Duration:00:30:23

Key AI and Data Trends for 2020

12/26/2019
In this episode of the Data Exchange, I speak with my podcast co-organizer Mikio Braun, data scientist at GetYourGuide, and a former machine learning researcher and data architect. Mikio and I go out on a limb and speculate about new trends in AI and Data that we think people should pay attention to in 2020. Our conversation spanned many topics, and we listed trends in: Detailed show notes can be found on The Data Exchange web site.

Duration:00:36:26

The evolution of TensorFlow and of machine learning infrastructure

12/12/2019
In this episode of the Data Exchange I speak with Rajat Monga, one of the founding members of the TensorFlow Engineering team. Up until recently Rajat was the engineering manager for TensorFlow at Google. Our conversation spanned many topics, including: TFXMLIR[full show notes can be found on the Data Exchange web site.]

Duration:00:36:24

Building large-scale, real-time computer vision applications

11/26/2019
In this episode of the Data Exchange I speak with Reza Zadeh, founder and CEO of Matroid, a startup focused on making computer vision applications easy to build and deploy. Reza is also an adjunct professor at Stanford. This particular conversation spanned many topics pertaining to computer vision, including: ScaledML conference[full show notes can be found on the Data Exchange site.]

Duration:00:40:19

Taking stock of foundational tools for analytics and machine learning

11/12/2019
In this episode of The Data Exchange, I speak with Paco Nathan, author, teacher, and founder of Derwen.ai, a boutique consulting firm specializing in Data, ML, and AI. Paco consults with companies and speaks before audiences all over the world, and I plan to have him as a frequent guest on this podcast to draw on his observations of diverse organizations. This particular conversation spanned many topics, including: Paco’s talk on the topicPaco’s talk on the topic[1][2]feature...

Duration:00:44:36