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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.

Talking Machines was founded in 2015 by Katherine Gorman and Ryan Adams.

You can catch new episodes every other Thursday during the season on Art19, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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    Leads Amazon Research Cambridge, where he is a Director of Machine Learning. He is currently on a leave of absence from the University of Sheffield, where he is a Professor in Computational Biology and Machine Learning in the Department of Computer Science. Neil’s main research interest is machine learning through probabilistic models. He focuses on both the algorithmic side of these models and their application. His recent focus has been on the deployment of machine learning technology in practice, particularly under the banner of data science. He is also the co-host of the Talking Machines podcast.

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    Founder and co-host of Talking Machines and a former public radio producer. In 2017, Katherine helped the Neural Information Processing Systems conference to develop and implement their media strategy. In 2018, she will serve as press co-chair for both the Neural Information Processing Systems Conference and the International Conference on Machine Learning. Katherine is also the head of productions for Collective Next, where she helps groups to communicate about issues that matter to them, and to find the heart at the center of their work and community. In 2016 and 2017, she served as a curator and host for TedXBoston, which focused on issues and research in the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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