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Banana Data Podcast - Season 4

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We're a data science podcast, focused on the latest & greatest of the DS ecosystem, sprinkled in with our musings & data science expertise. With topics ranging from ethical AI and transparency to robot pets, our hosts, Triveni & Chris, are here to keep you up to date on the latest trends, news, and big convos in data. Click here to to listen to the Banana Data Podcast. 

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Weighing the Good and Bad in AI For our season 4 kickoff, we’re taking a look at uses of AI that aren’t so black and white. When it comes to deepfakes, filtering, and predictive policing - when do the risks outweigh the benefits? Are these use-cases inherently bad, or is there a way to combat underlying unfairness? We're also welcoming our new host, Christopher Peter Makris to the show in his inaugural episode!
Machine Learning Pet Peeves This episode, Chris and Triveni take a look at the most common mistakes in AI, and the misconceptions that plague most data scientists as a result. We'll explore how perceptions of data quality, data quantity, and accuracy can impact data science in practice, and what steps you can take to avoid these pitfalls.
Banana Byte: How Much Math Do You Need for Data Science?

We're talking about one of the most frequently asked questions by people looking to jump start their Data Science career: do you need to have every mathematical formula memorized? What are the true prerequisites you need to be prepared in this field? Tune in and we’ll get you up to speed.

This is one of our Banana Byte series-  which are short, bi-weekly segments we run live on LinkedIn and Twitter, where we discuss the latest headlines and topics in the data science space. Be sure to tune in for our next live session, or check this one out on Linkedin, and stay-up-to-data with the Banana Data Podcast!

Exciting Global AI

In this episode, we take a look at a number of international Artificial Intelligence initiatives and evaluate what countries with burgeoning data science ecosystems can take away. How are lesser known Artificial Intelligence powerhouses like Sweden, Vietnam, and Kenya are supporting innovation both intra and internationally?

Banana Byte: Viral Tweets, Skynet, and The Reality of Data Science

When people generally think of AI they think in futuristic terms defined by movies like The Terminator. However AI, at least at this moment, is nowhere near Skynet, a fictional artificial neural network-based conscious group mind and artificial general superintelligence system that serves as the antagonist of The Terminator franchise. Instead of worrying about Skynet, maybe we should worry about this bear wielding nunchucks, which seems like more of an immediate problem.

This tweet of course is a funny, but apt, metaphor on the immediate challenges we face with AI that need to be addressed now as opposed to the future.

This is one of our Banana Byte series- which are short, bi-weekly segments we run live on LinkedIn and Twitter, where we discuss the latest headlines and topics in the data science space. Be sure to tune in for our next live session, or check this one out on Linkedin, and stay-up-to-data with the Banana Data Podcast!

Conscious Data Disclosure & AI Consumption

In this episode, our hosts Chris and Triveni walk us through commonly overlooked implications of what it means to dole out personal data. What are the downstream effects of sharing your data? What are you benefitting and losing from opting out of data collection?

Banana Byte: Misinterpreted Data and Understanding Uncertainty

In this episode, our Banana Data hosts discuss the many implications that can arise from misinterpreted data. What criteria needs to be established for valid conclusions from data and how can we interpret uncertainty? Check out what we've been reading: 

Why Bleach, Disinfectants And Other Antibacterial Products Kill Only 99.9% Of Germs

Margin of Error - Twitter

This is one of our Banana Byte series- which are short, bi-weekly segments we run live on LinkedIn and Twitter, where we discuss the latest headlines and topics in the data science space. Be sure to tune in for our next live session, or check this one out on Linkedin, and stay-up-to-data with the Banana Data Podcast!