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“I definitely think we can try to abstract away the first principles of intelligence and then try to go from these principles to an intelligent machine that might look nothing like the brain.”
“You’ve got software engineers who are interested in machine learning, and think what they need to do is just bring in another module and then that will solve their problem. It’s particularly important for those people to understand that this is a different type of beast.”
“You don’t mind if failures slow things down, but its very important that failures do not stop forward progress.”
“When I was a graduate student, I was sitting in the office of my advisor in electrical engineering and he said, ‘Look out that window – you see a Volkswagon, I see a realization of a random variable.’ ”
“It’s a great time to be an engineer.”
Information retrieval and search engineering are becoming more intertwined with machine learning and natural language processing, leading to a wealth of work to be done in the field.
“Changing anything changes everything.”
Technical debt, referring to the compounding cost of changes to software architecture, can be especially challenging in machine learning systems.
Data science competitions are an effective way to crowdsource the best solutions for challenging datasets. Kaggle is a platform for data scientists to collaborate and compete on machine learning problems with the opportunity to win money from the competitions’ sponsors.
Data science is a broad topic with numerous subfields such as data engineering and machine learning. Yad Faeq returns to the podcast to discuss data science at a high level, and rescue Software Engineering Daily from the threat of the hype vortex.
There is a need for more data scientists to make sense of the vast amounts of data we produce and store. Dataquest is an in-browser platform for learning data science that is tackling this problem.
Vik Paruchuri is the founder of Dataquest. He was previously a machine learning engineer at EdX and before that a U.S. diplomat.
Data science is saving and improving lives by leveraging sensor data and machine learning. Pivotal makes software platforms and database products to enable enterprises to make use of their data.
Sarah Aerni is principal data scientist at Pivotal.