Coffee Sessions #129

Voice and Language Tech

Back in the day, Speech Recognition was its own thing. It's a very different flavor of Data Science. You could not use a lot of the tools. It wouldn't cross over to this type of machine learning. Now, with the advancements, Speech Recognition and Machine learning are coming in together. It's interesting to hear right from someone with a Ph.D. level working with some of the biggest companies in the world doing it. The fact that something like Alexa is lots of models back to back and just fathom the complexity of that is quite cool!

Take-aways

Some of the challenges with voice & language technology (e.g. Alexa)

In this episode

Catherine Breslin

Catherine Breslin

Founder, Kingfisher Labs

Catherine is a machine learning scientist and consultant based in Cambridge UK, and the founder of Kingfisher Labs consulting. Since completing her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in 2008, Catherine has commercial and academic experience in automatic speech recognition, natural language understanding, and human-computer dialogue systems, having previously worked at Cambridge University, Toshiba Research, Amazon Alexa, and Cobalt Speech. Catherine has been excited by the application of research to real-world problems involving speech and language at scale.

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Demetrios Brinkmann

Demetrios Brinkmann

Host

Demetrios is one of the main organizers of the MLOps community and currently resides in a small town outside Frankfurt, Germany. He is an avid traveller who taught English as a second language to see the world and learn about new cultures. Demetrios fell into the Machine Learning Operations world, and since, has interviewed the leading names around MLOps, Data Science, and ML. Since diving into the nitty-gritty of Machine Learning Operations he felt a strong calling to explore the ethical issues surrounding ML. When he is not conducting interviews you can find him making stone stacking with his daughter in the woods or playing the ukulele by the campfire.

Adam Sroka

Adam Sroka

Host

Dr. Adam Sroka, Head of Machine Learning Engineering at Origami Energy, is an experienced data and AI leader helping organizations unlock value from data by delivering enterprise-scale solutions and building high-performing data and analytics teams from the ground up. Adam shares his thoughts and ideas through public speaking, tech community events, on his blog, and in his podcast.