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Earlier this year, we rolled out a major update to the TWIML website designed to make it easier for you to discover, use, and share podcast episodes and other TWIML content. Here are our top 10 favorite features of the new site: All of TWIML’s content together at last More FREE content With the release...
Back in the fall of 2018, we conducted a series of interviews with some of the people behind the large-scale ML platforms at organizations like Facebook, Airbnb, LinkedIn, OpenAI and more. That series of interviews turned into the first volume of our AI Platforms podcast series, led to the publication of the The Definitive Guide...
A conversation with Ziad Asghar Qualcomm Technologies provides connectivity and intelligence for a wide variety of devices, spanning mobile to vehicles to robotics and beyond. The company launched its first AI project in 2007 and has since launched 15 platforms and systems with AI on board. To support this innovation, the company invests in fundamental...
There are few things I love more than cuddling up with an exciting new book. There are always more things I want to learn than time I have in the day, and I think books are such a fun, long-form way of engaging (one where I won’t be tempted to check Twitter partway through). This...
Running out of gift ideas and need a little inspiration? The TWIML team has you covered! We put together a 2021 Holiday Gift Guide featuring some of our favorite new AI products. This is just a small sampling of some of the nifty gadgets and services that caught our attention this holiday season. This year,...
A couple of days ago was #GivingTuesday, a “global generosity movement” that aims to harness some of the energy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday in support of charitable organizations. Hopefully you took advantage of the opportunity to donate to organizations you believe in. While you’re in the giving spirit, don’t forget those organizations working...
MLOps at Redfin Redfin is a real estate brokerage founded by software developers that makes the process of buying and selling houses more efficient. They are the biggest real estate brokerage site on the web. When Akshat initially joined the company, the machine learning team at Redfin was a separate unit that focused on both...
Who is Edward Raff? Edward Raff works as a head scientist at the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH). As Edward describes it, their business model is “renting out people’s brains” to business and government organizations. Edward sees BAH research as both a way to establish expertise in their field and a way to train...
Getting to know Andrea Banino Andrea’s background as a neuroscientist informed his work in deep learning. At DeepMind, Andrea’s research falls in the realm of Artificial General Intelligence, specifically memory, along with investigating ways to shape deep learning systems so they better mimic the human brain. “I think for us, we have a different sort...
Who is Tim Rocktäschel? Tim Rocktäschel got his start in NLP research, earning a PhD from University College London. Initially, his research focused on knowledge representation and textual entailment, until he became disillusioned with the static nature of the data sets and tired of “chasing scores on a leaderboard.” Tim’s transition to the field of...
Getting to Know Kanaka Rajan Kanaka Rajan had a circuitous route into computational neuroscience. Initially trained in biomedical engineering, she switched to experimental neuroscience in graduate school at Columbia University. While she enjoyed the challenge of the experiments, she felt impeded by experiment design, and ended up following some of her more mathematical training to...
A quick note: While they’re still early in their ML/AI journey, Stack Overflow is a company that is well-known and beloved in technical communities, and often one of the first places we look to solve problems big or small. For that reason I’m excited to share the conversation with you. That said, if you’re looking...
“Speech is the most natural way to communicate, so using voice to interact with machines has always been one of the top scenarios associated with AI.” Getting to know Li Jiang Li Jiang, now a distinguished engineer at Microsoft Speech, was introduced to speech recognition while doing research as an undergraduate student in the mid-1980’s....
It’s common to think of creativity as conceiving new ideas from nothing, but some of the best examples of creativity come in the form of bringing together previously unconnected ideas. Peanut butter cups provide one tasty example—sorry, I’m writing this at lunchtime—but so do many Tiktok videos, which combine published music with user-created videos to...
Hey everyone! I’m excited to share that show you’re listening to at this very moment in episode 500 of the TWIML AI Podcast! It’s been so amazing having the opportunity to explore, learn about, and chronicle the work of so many amazing people in machine learning and AI over the past five years, and it...
Causality and causal modeling Causality and causal modeling is one of the hottest topics in machine learning. Earlier this year we launched a new causality course and study group with instructor Robert Osazuwa Ness, which received great feedback from students: “I liked the course very much. Robert did a great job of reaching out to...
Sam Charrington: [00:00:00] All right, everyone. I am here with Jabran Zahid, Senior Researcher with Microsoft Research. Jabran, welcome to the TWIML AI Podcast. Jabran Zahid: [00:00:09] Thank you very much, Sam. It’s a pleasure to be here. Sam Charrington: [00:00:11] Great to have you on the show. I’m really looking forward to digging into...
Sam Charrington: [00:00:00] Welcome to the TWIML AI podcast. I’m your host, Sam Charrington. Hey, what’s up, everyone. Before we jump into today’s interview, I’d like to give a huge thanks to our friends at Microsoft for their continued support of the podcast. Microsoft’s mission is to empower every single person on the planet to...
Solmaz Shahalizadeh In our recent TWIMLcon conversation with Solmaz Shahalizadeh, VP of Commerce Intelligence at Shopify, she shared her journey from deploying Shopify’s first machine learning model four years ago to now having over 100 models in production across all aspects of the business. Though she had much to share, one quote that stood out...
In our recent conversation with Nishan Subedi, VP of Algorithms at Overstock.com, he shared with us his approach to machine learning systems and organizational design. Applying architectural patterns to ML system design Nishan shared how the seminal book “Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software” inspired him to look at system architecture as a set...