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Data Skeptic
Data Skeptic
Kyle Polich

The Data Skeptic Podcast features interviews and discussion of topics related to data science, statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and the like,... more

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Episodes

Learn to Code

Do you code or are you interested in learning to code? Join us today and hear from three individuals that... more

18 Jun 2024 · 49 minutes
Animal Computer Interaction

You’ve heard of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), now get ready for Animal Computer Interaction (ACI). Ilyena has made a career... more

10 Jun 2024 · 42 minutes
Ape Gestures

Cat observes great apes in the wild and in the lab to crack the code of their gestural communication. We... more

03 Jun 2024 · 49 minutes
Evaluating AI Abilities

In this episode, Kozzy discusses his endeavors to compare the cognitive abilities of humans, animals, and AI programs. Specifically, we... more

27 May 2024 · 49 minutes
HMMs for Behavior

Théo Michelot has made a career out of tackling tough ecological questions using time-series data. How do scientists turn a... more

20 May 2024 · 45 minutes
Bioinspired Engineering

Brian Taylor shares his research on magnetoreception. Animals like birds and sea turtles use magnetoreception to use the Earth’s magnetic... more

14 May 2024 · 38 minutes
Modelling Evolution

Modeling evolutionary processes goes way beyond the Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium we all learned in biology class. Natural selection comes from many... more

09 May 2024 · 41 minutes
Behavioral Genetics

It’s almost impossible to think about animal behavior without thinking of dogs! Our canine friends are a subspecies of wolf... more

30 Apr 2024 · 47 minutes
Signal in the Noise

In this episode, we are joined by Barbara Webb and Anna Hadjitofi. Barbara runs the Insect Robotics lab at the... more

25 Apr 2024 · 41 minutes
Pose Tracking

Many researchers and students have painstakingly labeled precise details about the body positions of the creatures they study. Can AI... more

16 Apr 2024 · 50 minutes
Modeling Group Behavior

Our guest in this episode is Sebastien Motsch, an assistant professor at Arizona State University, working in the School of... more

08 Apr 2024 · 40 minutes
Advances in Data Loggers

Our guest in this episode is Ryan Hanscom. Ryan is a Ph.D. candidate in a joint doctoral evolution program at... more

25 Mar 2024 · 35 minutes
What You Know About Intelligence is Wrong (fixed)

We are joined by Hank Schlinger, a professor of psychology at California State University, Los Angeles. His research revolves around... more

20 Mar 2024 · 41 minutes
Animal Decision Making

On today’s episode, we are joined by Aimee Dunlap. Aimee is an assistant professor at the University of Missouri–St. Louis... more

12 Mar 2024 · 37 minutes
Octopus Cognition

We are joined by Tamar Gutnick, a visiting professor at the University of Naples Federico II, Napoli, Italy. She studies... more

08 Mar 2024 · 38 minutes
Optimal Foraging

Claire Hemmingway, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee... more

28 Feb 2024 · 38 minutes
Memory in Chess

On today’s show, we are joined by our co-host, Becky Hansis-O’Neil. Becky is a Ph.D. student at the University of... more

12 Feb 2024 · 48 minutes
OpenWorm

On this episode, we are joined by Stephen Larson, the CEO of MetaCell and an affiliate of the OpenWorm foundation.... more

05 Feb 2024 · 34 minutes
What the Antlion Knows

Our guest is Becky Hansis-O’Neil, a Ph.D. student at the University of Missouri, St Louis, and our co-host for the... more

30 Jan 2024 · 41 minutes
AI Roundtable

Kyle is joined by friends and former guests Pramit Choudhary and Frank Bell to have an open discussion of the... more

17 Jan 2024 · 50 minutes
Uncontrollable AI Risks

We are joined by Darren McKee, a Policy Advisor and the host of Reality Check — a critical thinking podcast.... more

27 Dec 2023 · 38 minutes
I LLM and You Can Too

It took a massive financial investment for the first large language models (LLMs) to be created.  Did their corporate backers... more

23 Dec 2023 · 23 minutes
Q&A with Kyle

We celebrate episode 1000000000 with some Q&A from host Kyle Polich.  We boil this episode down to four key questions:... more

19 Dec 2023 · 40 minutes
LLMs for Data Analysis

In this episode, we are joined by Amir Netz, a Technical Fellow at Microsoft and the CTO of Microsoft Fabric.... more

12 Dec 2023 · 29 minutes
AI Platforms

Our guest today is Eric Boyd, the Corporate Vice President of AI at Microsoft. Eric joins us to share how... more

04 Dec 2023 · 33 minutes
Deploying LLMs

We are excited to be joined by Aaron Reich and Priyanka Shah. Aaron is the CTO at Avanade, while Priyanka leads... more

27 Nov 2023 · 35 minutes
A Survey Assessing Github Copilot

In this episode, we are joined by Jenny Liang, a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University, where she studies the... more

20 Nov 2023 · 26 minutes
Program Aided Language Models

We are joined by Aman Madaan and Shuyan Zhou. They are both PhD students at the Language Technology Institute at... more

13 Nov 2023 · 32 minutes
Which Programming Language is ChatGPT Best At

In this episode, we have Alessio Buscemi, a software engineer at Lifeware SA. Alessio was a post-doctoral researcher at the... more

06 Nov 2023 · 40 minutes
GraphText

On the show today, we are joined by Jianan Zhao, a Computer Science student at Mila and the University of... more

31 Oct 2023 · 30 minutes
arXiv Publication Patterns

Today, we are joined by Rajiv Movva, a PhD student in Computer Science at Cornell Tech University. His research interest... more

23 Oct 2023 · 28 minutes
Do LLMs Make Ethical Choices

We are excited to be joined by Josh Albrecht, the CTO of Imbue. Imbue is a research company whose mission... more

16 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
Emergent Deception in LLMs

On today’s show, we are joined by Thilo Hagendorff, a Research Group Leader of Ethics of Generative AI at the... more

09 Oct 2023 · 27 minutes
Agents with Theory of Mind Play Hanabi

Nieves Montes, a Ph.D. student at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute in Barcelona, Spain, joins us. Her PhD research revolves... more

02 Oct 2023 · 38 minutes
LLMs for Evil

We are joined by Maximilian Mozes, a PhD student at the University College, London. His PhD research focuses on Natural... more

25 Sep 2023 · 26 minutes
The Defeat of the Winograd Schema Challenge

Our guest today is Vid Kocijan, a Machine Learning Engineer at Kumo AI. Vid has a Ph.D. in Computer Science... more

11 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
LLMs in Social Science

Today, We are joined by Petter Törnberg, an Assistant Professor in Computational Social Science at the University of Amsterdam and... more

04 Sep 2023 · 34 minutes
LLMs in Music Composition

In this episode, we are joined by Carlos Hernández Oliván, a Ph.D. student at the University of Zaragoza. Carlos’s interest... more

28 Aug 2023 · 33 minutes
Cuttlefish Model Tuning

Hongyi Wang, a Senior Researcher at the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University, joins us. His research is in... more

21 Aug 2023 · 27 minutes
Which Professions Are Threatened by LLMs

On today’s episode, we have Daniel Rock, an Assistant Professor of Operations Information and Decisions at the Wharton School of... more

15 Aug 2023 · 38 minutes
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On today’s episode, we have Daniel Rock, an Assistant Professor of Operations Information and Decisions at the Wharton School of the University... more