Nexus Lab Cohort 2 – Mt. Cleverest

800 800 The TWIML AI Podcast (formerly This Week in Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence)

The podcast you’re about to hear is the first of a series of shows recorded at the NYU Future Labs AI Summit last week in New York City. My guests this time around are James Villarrubia and Bernie Prat, CEO and COO respectively, of Mt. Cleverest, an online service for teachers and students, that can take any text via the web, and generate a quiz along with answers based on the content supplied.

To do this, Bernie and James employ a pretty sophisticated natural language understanding pipeline, which we discuss in this interview. We also touch on the challenges they face in generating correct question answers, how they fine tune their ML models to improve those answers over time, and more.

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TWIML Online Meetup

The details of our next TWIML Online Meetup have been posted! On Tuesday, November 14th, at 3pm Pacific Time, we will be joined by Kevin Tee, who will be presenting his paper “Active Preference Learning for Personalized Portfolio Construction”. If you’re already registered for the meetup, you should have already received an invitation with all the details. If you still need to register for the meetup, head over to to do so. We hope to see you there!

About Bernie & James

Mentioned in the Interview

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