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10 Must Listen Podcasts on Artificial Intelligence AI and machine learning ML

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Artificial Intelligence and machine learning is progressing rapidly, with key advancements ranging from virtual assistants (such as Apple's Siri and Microsoft Cortana) to fraud detection. This emerging tech now plays a part in everyday life. Podcasts are a great medium for learning about, well, almost anything.

Here are the 10 Must Listen Podcasts on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML),

1. The Data Skeptic

Episodes from this show can take a different format from mini shows that describe a technique to interview shows.

Husband and wife presenters Kyle and Linh Da does a great job of making complex topics easy to understand in the mini episodes. The interviews are often over meaty topics on important topics in modeling. His podcast discusses a relevant machine learning or data science problem and then critiques the application/topic.

2. Artificial Intelligence in Industry

Dan is the CEO and founder of TechEmergence, a market research and consulting firm focused on artificial intelligence. His company, based in San Francisco, helps executives refine strategic procurement of AI and machine learning technologies. His podcast, meant as an introduction to AI, is my recommendation for non-practitioners, executives and leaders who want to develop a very wide, yet shallow understanding of artificial intelligence applications.

This podcast also has a very consistent calendar, releasing weekly with a run time of 30'“60 mins.

3. O'Reilly Data Show

This podcast features Ben Lorica, O'Reilly Media's Chief Data Scientist speaking with other experts about timely big data and data science topics. It can often get quite technical, but the topics of discussion are always really interesting.

4. Concerning AI

Concerning AI offers a different take on artificial intelligence than the other podcasts on this list. Brandon Sanders & Ted Sarvata take a more philosophical look at what AI means for society today and in the future. Exploring the possibilities of artificial super-intelligence can get a little scary at times, but it's always thought-provoking.

5. Data Stories

Data Stories is a little more focused on data visualization than data science, but there is often some interesting overlap between the topics. Every other week, Enrico Bertini and Moritz Stefaner cover diverse topics in data with their guests. Recent episodes about data ethics and looking at data from space are particularly interesting.

6. Talking Machines

The Talking Machines podcast hosts focuses around conversations with experts in the field, insightful discussions of industry topics, and useful answers to your questions. This podcast is one of the older ones focused on AI having started in 2015 by Katherine Gorman and Ryan Adams. New episodes are released every two weeks on Thursdays.

This is a high-quality show that includes segments on technique explanation, listener questions and a main interview. The show brings together Katherine Gorman (a story teller) and Ryan Adams (a machine learning academic).

7. This Week in Machine Learning and AI

This podcast started off with Sam Charrington giving a rundown of top stories in machine learning and artificial intelligence each week.

Each episode features an interview with a ML/AI expert on a variety of topics. Recent episodes include discussing teaching machines empathy, generating training data, and productizing AI.

8. Learning Machines 101

Billing itself as 'œA Gentle Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning', this podcast can still get quite technical and complex, covering topics like: 'œHow to Catch Spammers using Spectral Clustering' and 'œHow to Enhance Learning Machines with Swarm Intelligence'.

9. O'Reilly Bots Podcast

Hosted by Chris Messina and Jon Bruner, The O'Reilly Bots Podcast covers advances in conversational user interfaces, artificial intelligence, and messaging that are revolutionizing the way we interact with software. Podcasts are not published as frequently as the other shows mentioned in this article, and we haven't seen a post since May so we hope they start back up again this fall.

10. Partially Derivative

The AI today podcast focuses on relevant information about what's going on today in the world of artificial intelligence. Hosts Kathleen Walch and Ron Schmelzer discuss pressing topics around artificial intelligence with easy to digest content, interview guests and experts on the subject, and cut through the hype and noise to identify what is really happening with adoption and implementation of AI. Podcast episodes are released on a regular basis.

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