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This week, we are joined by Jeremie Harris of Towards Data Science to discuss what happens when humanization fails and consequences that can occur. Subscribe to the Banana Data Podcast on Apple or Spotify to receive alerts and stay up to date on the big conversation in data and AI. 

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This week, we were joined by Emma Irwin to discuss differing methodologies and functionalities within the data science field and her role as a Solutions Engineer at Dataiku.

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This week, we were joined by Matt Dorros to discuss the rise of the citizen data scientist and his role as a data analyst manager and data citizen at Wayfair. Subscribe to the Banana Data Podcast on Apple or Spotify to receive alerts and stay up to date on the big conversation in data and AI. 

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This week, we’ll guide you through why technology’s long-term goal shouldn’t solely be efficiency, but actually emotional intimacy.

 

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Welcome to the Banana Data Podcast Season 5

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CoreyS
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We're kicking off Season 5 of the Banana Data Podcast today. This season, we’re ushering in the notion of humanizing data science. We’ll guide you through issues such as why trends and technologies matter beyond your centralized data team and beyond the tech industry and what it truly takes to humanize technology.

 

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CoreyS
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The Banana Data Podcast team is currently prepping for Season 5. In the meantime, check out a recap of all our In English Please segments. These “In English Please” segments are quick explanations of complex data science terms, processes, or phenomena distilled into easy to understand concepts. Think of this as your data science encyclopedia. Here is part 1 of the two part series on “In English Please."

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CoreyS
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The Banana Data Podcast team is currently prepping for Season 5. In the meantime, check out a recap of all our In English Please segments. These “In English Please” segments are quick explanations of complex data science terms, processes, or phenomena distilled into easy to understand concepts. Think of this as your data science encyclopedia. Here is part 1 of the two part series on “In English Please."

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CoreyS
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In this Banana Byte, our podcast hosts discuss a recent breakthrough in drug discovery catalyzed by AI and Machine Learning. What are the larger implications of this discovery and why is it significant?

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In our final episode of season 4, Chris and Triveni discuss looming trends in data science and AI that will lead us into 2021. We'll touch on latency, normalized AI, citizen data scientists, and actualized responsible AI.

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CoreyS
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With the holidays in full force, we’re taking stock of all that we’re grateful for in our lives. In this Banana Byte, the Banana Data Podcast team shares the top data tools that they are thankful for. These tools make data science easier, quicker, and more understandable thus improving our lives every day.

 

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Today we’re sitting down with a roundtable of data science and machine learning experts from Spotify, PwC, and Google Cloud. What does it truly mean to be steeped in the data science industry and what considerations should be addressed as a practitioner?

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CoreyS
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In a world of work that is becoming increasingly virtual, the volume of data available to understand and predict employee output is growing at exponential pace. People analytics by virtue of AI and big data is essential to managing and improving organizations’ effectiveness.

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On today’s episode, we are speaking to Oscar Wahltinez, Engineer at Google and Board Member at FinMango, about his work on the Covid Monitor Project and the value of data transparency and access for all. 

 

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We're turning our attention towards the new Netflix documentary on the harms and potential of social networking: 'The Social Dilemma.'

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Core algorithms might only take up a few times of code and a few minutes to do so. But, the rest of the program may get messy quickly. In this Banana Byte, we tackle the question of when its worth it to invest your time in code and the trade-offs between developing something accurate vs. something quick. 

 

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The field of data science is wrought with many unsolved debates. Is data science nothing more than fancy statistics? What performs better: R or Python? Most crucially, do you need to be a great coder to be a great data scientist? In this episode, Chris and Triveni take these burning questions to the debate stage.

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Typically when the average person thinks of bots, it rings with a negative connotation. Bots are immediately associated with spam and fake personas. But, is there a positive flip side to this coin? Listen to our 15-minute Banana Byte to find out.   

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In this episode, Chris and Triveni take a deeper look at CAPTCHA, a completely automated system that has become a nearly inevitable part of a user's online experience. How did complete automation of this system give rise to complications and exclusion of a smaller subset of the online community? How do you distinguish between pure artificial intelligence and artificial intelligence that's being powered by a human? Finally, what ethical concerns should we be taking into consideration?

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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? 

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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?

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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!

 

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Welcome to the Banana Data Podcast Season 4 🍌

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anna-alonso
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In anticipation of our season 4 launch on August 7th, we’ll be releasing profiles of our wonderful hosts and their hot takes on the data space. Our second profile is our veteran host, Triveni Gandhi.

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Deep Learning has become a mainstay in today's data science and AI practices - but what makes it so valuable? On this Banana Byte, we explore when, why, and how to use deep learning, and how it compares to (and might replace!) other common algorithms.

 

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anna-alonso
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In anticipation of our season 4 launch on August 7th, we’ll be releasing profiles of our wonderful hosts and their hot takes on the data space. Our first profile is our new (!!) host, Christopher Peter Makris.

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