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Sebastian Raschka: AI Education and Research

A conversation with Sebastian Raschka, Assistant Professor of Statistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lead AI Educator at Lightning AI.

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In episode 36 of The Gradient Podcast, Daniel Bashir speaks to Sebastian Raschka.

Sebastian is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lead AI Educator at Lightning AI. He has written two bestselling books: Python Machine Learning and Machine Learning with PyTorch and Scikit-Learn.

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Sections:

(00:00) Intro

(01:10) Sebastian’s intro to AI

(05:15) Sebastian’s process for learning new things

(12:15) Learning style varies with purpose

(16:10) Ordinal Regression

(31:00) Solving rank inconsistency with conditional probability

(35:00) Semi-Adversarial Networks

(44:15) Why Sebastian got into education

(52:45) Lightning AI

(1:00:00) Sebastian’s advice for educators

(1:03:30) Be cool like Sebastian and follow the Gradient

(1:03:40) Outro

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