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SuperDataScience Podcast: Insights from the Founder of KDnuggets


I talk to Kirill Eremenko about my journey to data science, how KDnuggets started, why you should start honing your machine learning engineering skills at this very moment, what's the future of data science, and more.



Super Data Science Podcast with Gregory Piatetsky

I recently appeared on Super DataScience Podcast, where I had an interesting conversation with SDS Founder Kirill Eremenko.

We talked about my journey to data science, how KDnuggets started, why you should start honing your machine learning engineering skills, what's the future of data science, reinforcement learning, and a lot more.

Here is the podcast: SDS 175: Insights from the Founder of KDnuggets

Enjoy!

Some excerpts:


... We spent the first 15 minutes of the episode talking about Gregory's musings and passions which led him to establish KDnuggets, one of the well-known media platforms in the world of data science. Who knew that his fascination with science fiction and robots would ignite a fire to learn everything about computers?

... Data Scientists must look into the Machine Learning Engineer profession. In a recent KDnuggets poll, Machine Learning Engineers had the highest job satisfaction. Researcher/Professor and Data Scientist/Statistician were 2nd and 3rd respectively.

As data scientists, we try to predict the future. One important and worrying trend for Data Scientists is that data science itself is becoming automated. ... Gregory also opines on the issue of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how it impacts the data processing inside and outside EU.

One of the highlights of this episode was Gregory discussing on how reinforcement learning could be the key gamechanger for the progress of AI. Reinforcement learning concerns the reward-oriented performance of software agents in an environment. It is a big contributor to the success of AlphaGo Zero, the computer program that started with zero human knowledge of the game of Go and defeated AlphaGo, which earlier defeated the human world champion in Go.


Listen to the full episode here.

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