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In this episode Melody chats with Luis Serrano, accomplished Machine Learning Engineer, educator, and author about his new book Grokking Machine Learning.

Luis’ mission is to make information about artificial intelligence and machine learning available to every person in the world. In his new book, Grokking Machine Learning, Luis distills the essential information of machine learning and guides readers toward an..

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    Melody Travers

    Melody Travers is the content marketer at Alegion, as well as the producer and host of NoBias. Melody is a digital content wiz; she is passionate about creating delightful, educational content, fostering meaningful connections, and

  • Saurabh Bagalkar

    Saurabh Bagalkar

    Saurabh is the applied machine learning engineer with a focus on computer vision for Alegion’s research division. His role involves developing computer vision and deep learning algorithms to support our customer’s use cases. He works

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Grokking Machine Learning with Luis Serrano

March 19, 2020
27 MINUTES

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In this episode Melody chats with Luis Serrano, accomplished Machine Learning Engineer, educator, and author about his new book Grokking Machine Learning.

Luis’ mission is to make information about artificial intelligence and machine learning available to every person in the world. In his new book, Grokking Machine Learning, Luis distills the essential information of machine learning and guides readers toward an..

ML Experimentation - Fail Fast, Learn Faster

February 27, 2020
30 MINUTES

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Experimentation is the foundation of machine learning and artificial intelligence model development. As William Blake said, ‘The true method of knowledge is experiment.’ 

An experiment is a way to answer the question, what happens when? Like what happens when I try this combination of chess moves? While the principles are the same, experimenting in the digital world of ML is very different than in the physical world. As..

AI & ML in the 2010s

January 16, 2020
30 MINUTES

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The 2010s was the decade that “machine intelligence” made the leap from sci-fi to reality. When hard-coded rules were replaced by data-driven experience. When human cognition was translated into computer language and machines began to think and learn as humans do. 
 
It has been a decade of great technological advancement and there is so much yet to be accomplished. For example, automation poses exciting growth and..

NeurIPS 2019 Review - Insider's Guide

January 2, 2020
30 MINUTES

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NeurIPS is the machine learning research conference of the year. Although it has been around for 33 years, it has quadrupled in the last five, peaking at 13,000 attendees. NeurIPS is mostly attended by academics (PhD candidates and Post Docs), with a good representation of ML practitioners from industry like Apple, Facebook, Google, and Alegion. The purpose of the conference is to foster the exchange of research on..

Data Science for Business - How to Build a Kickass Team

December 10, 2019
32 MINUTES

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The landscape of every industry is shifting towards automation. Whether you are in software, retail, health, robotics, defense, or any other industry, AI and ML will continue to revolutionize your business model. To evolve your competitive advantage, you need a data science team to develop and support the full life-cycle of your automated systems. 

In this episode Melody and Nikhil chat with Alegion CTO Chip Ray about..

CV & ML - Visual Understanding Beyond Object Recognition

November 12, 2019
26 MINUTES

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The main objective of computer vision is to give machines the gift of sight as well as the capacity to understand visual input. This has proven a much more complex task than expected. We often take for granted the fact that our vision evolved biologically over millions of years, and we develop our ability to interpret and classify the world around us in early childhood. 

In this episode Saurabh, Nikhil, and Melody..

Bias in Machine Learning

October 8, 2019
22 MINUTES

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Did you know that not all bias in machine learning (ML) is bad? In fact, the concept of bias was first introduced into ML by Tom Mitchell in his 1980 paper, "The need for biases in learning generalizations.” He defines learning as the ability to generalize from past experience in order to deal with new situations that are related to this experience, but not identical to it. Applying what we’ve learned from past..

Supervised Vs Unsupervised Learning

September 10, 2019
20 MINUTES

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When discussing machine learning development approaches, data scientists often need to ask themselves does this use case apply best for supervised or unsupervised learning? In this episode, we break down the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and discuss various use cases to which each one best applies. Melody explores the notion that supervised learning works much like our education system: there's a teacher..

Is Data The New Oil?

August 8, 2019
22 MINUTES

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Have you heard that “Data is the new oil”? It sounds cool, but what does it mean? Melody, Nikhil, and Saurabh tease out the ideas behind the metaphor and then discuss why Bernard Marr, a reporter for Forbes, wrote “Data is not the new oil." They end up offering a different, and perhaps more fitting metaphor to describe what’s fueling the 4th industrial revolution: “AI is the new electricity.”

AI Vs Machine Learning

July 19, 2019
20 MINUTES

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Welcome to our first episode of No BiaS, where we discuss different perspectives on the emerging and ever-shifting terrain of artificial intelligence and machine learning. In future episodes we’ll dive deeper into the nuts and bolts of developing and training models, philosophical issues, and existential concerns. But since this is our first episode we decided to begin with the basics: AI versus ML. We offer definitions..