17 episodes of Vanishing Gradients since the first episode, which aired on February 16th, 2022.
Episode 17: End-to-End Data Science
February 17th, 2023 | Season 1 | 1 hr 16 mins
It’s time to get real about how data science and machine learning actually deliver value!
Episode 16: Data Science and Decision Making Under Uncertainty
December 14th, 2022 | Season 1 | 1 hr 23 mins
Hugo speaks with JD Long, agricultural economist, quant, and stochastic modeler, about data science, ML, and the nitty gritty of decision making under uncertainty, including how we can use our knowledge of risk, uncertainty, probabilistic thinking, causal inference, and more to help us use data science and machine learning to make better decisions in an uncertain world.
Episode 15: Uncertainty, Risk, and Simulation in Data Science
December 7th, 2022 | Season 1 | 53 mins 30 secs
Hugo speaks with JD Long, agricultural economist, quant, and stochastic modeler, about decision making under uncertainty and how we can use our knowledge of risk, uncertainty, probabilistic thinking, causal inference, and more to help us use data science and machine learning to make better decisions in an uncertain world.
Episode 14: Decision Science, MLOps, and Machine Learning Everywhere
November 20th, 2022 | Season 1 | 1 hr 9 mins
Hugo reads 3 audio essays about decision science, MLOps, and what happens when machine learning models are everywhere
Episode 13: The Data Science Skills Gap, Economics, and Public Health
October 11th, 2022 | Season 1 | 1 hr 22 mins
Hugo speaks with Norma Padron, CEO of EmpiricaLab, about data science education and continuous learning for people working in healthcare, broadly construed, along with how we can think about the democratization of data science skills more generally.
Episode 12: Data Science for Social Media: Twitter and Reddit
September 29th, 2022 | Season 1 | 1 hr 32 mins
Hugo speaks with Katie Bauer about her time working in data science at both Twitter and Reddit. At the time of recording, Katie was a data science manager at Twitter and prior to that, a founding member of the data team at Reddit.
Episode 11: Data Science: The Great Stagnation
September 15th, 2022 | Season 1 | 1 hr 45 mins
Hugo speaks with Mark Saroufim, an Applied AI Engineer at Meta who works on PyTorch where his team’s main focus is making it as easy as possible for people to deploy PyTorch in production outside Meta.
Episode 10: Investing in Machine Learning
August 18th, 2022 | Season 1 | 1 hr 26 mins
Hugo speaks with Sarah Catanzaro, General Partner at Amplify Partners, about investing in data science and machine learning tooling and where we see progress happening in the space.
9: AutoML, Literate Programming, and Data Tooling Cargo Cults
July 19th, 2022 | Season 1 | 1 hr 41 mins
Hugo speaks with Hamel Husain, Head of Data Science at Outerbounds, with extensive experience in data science consulting, at DataRobot, Airbnb, and Github.
Episode 8: The Open Source Cybernetic Revolution
May 16th, 2022 | Season 1 | 1 hr 5 mins
Hugo speaks with Peter Wang, CEO of Anaconda, about what the value proposition of data science actually is, data not as the new oil, but rather data as toxic, nuclear sludge, the fact that data isn’t real (and what we really have are frozen models), and the future promise of data science, Gifting economies with finite game economics thrust onto them.
They also dive into an experimental conversation around open source software development as a model for the development of human civilization, in the context of developing systems that prize local generativity over global extractive principles. If that’s a mouthful, which it was, or an earful, which it may have been, all will be revealed in the conversation.
Episode 7: The Evolution of Python for Data Science
May 1st, 2022 | Season 1 | 1 hr 2 mins
ai, data science, machine learning, python
Hugo speaks with Peter Wang, CEO of Anaconda, about how Python became so big in data science, machine learning, and AI. They jump into many of the technical and sociological beginnings of Python being used for data science, a history of PyData, the conda distribution, and NUMFOCUS.
Episode 6: Bullshit Jobs in Data Science (and what to do about them)
April 4th, 2022 | Season 1 | 1 hr 27 mins
Hugo speaks with Jacqueline Nolis, Chief Product Officer at Saturn Cloud (formerly Head of Data Science), about all types of failure modes in data science, ML, and AI, and they delve into bullshit jobs in data science (yes, that’s a technical term, as you’ll find out) –they discuss the elements that are bullshit, the elements that aren’t, and how to increase the ratio of the latter to the former.
Episode 5: Executive Data Science
March 23rd, 2022 | Season 1 | 1 hr 48 mins
ai, data science, machine learning
Hugo speaks with Jim Savage, the Director of Data Science at Schmidt Futures, about the need for data science in executive training and decision, what data scientists can learn from economists, the perils of "data for good", and why you should always be integrating your loss function over your posterior.
Episode 4: Machine Learning at T-Mobile
March 9th, 2022 | Season 1 | 1 hr 44 mins
Hugo speaks with Heather Nolis, Principal Machine Learning engineer at T-mobile, about what data science, machine learning, and AI look like at T-mobile, along with Heather’s path from a software development intern there to principal ML engineer running a team of 15.
Episode 3: Language Tech For All
February 28th, 2022 | Season 1 | 1 hr 32 mins
Hugo speaks with Rachael Tatman about the democratization of natural language processing, conversational AI, and chatbots, including, among other things, the data scientist’s responsibility to end-users and stakeholders.
Episode 2: Making Data Science Uncool Again
February 20th, 2022 | Season 1 | 1 hr 45 mins
Hugo talks with Jeremy Howard about the past, present, and future of data science, machine learning, and AI, with a focus on the democratization of deep learning.