Codurance Talks Episode 23 - AI and the future of decision making



In this episode of the Codurance Talks podcast, José E. Rodríguez Huerta chats to Riccardo Volpato, Data Scientist and Software Engineer at Satalia, a world-leading enterprise AI company.

The fascinating conversation covered both the academic and business applications of Machine Learning, AI and Data Science with Riccardo helping to demystify what can be a complex topic to understand, especially for those that are just starting out in their journey.

Areas discussed during this fun and entertaining conversation included:

  • The history of AI and Machine Learning
  • The challenges around implementing Machine Learning compared to other enterprise solutions
  • Building integrity into data sets
  • The challenges that unintended changes can bring to algorithm results eg. Covid-19
  • Real-world practical applications of Machine Learning from ice cream sales to autonomous cars!
  • Understanding abstractions
  • Issues around ethics and bias in the algorithm
  • Trends in Machine Learning, including Vision & Language, Forecasting & Modeling, Application within Science and Modeling Real World Phenomena
  • Recommendations on how to get started

For more information on the topics discussed in the podcast, visit Riccardo’s blog at

Other links of interest that Ricardo and Jose named in the podcast:

Ricardo’s Twitter
Jose’s Twitter
Making neural nets uncool again
Education – Google AI
Riccardo Volpato | The future of AI and Decision Making: Specification, Preferences and Interpretability
TensorFlow: An end-to-end open source machine learning platform for everyone. Discover TensorFlow's flexible ecosystem of tools, libraries and community resources.
OpenAI is an AI development and deployment company with the mission to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity.

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Music: "Sweeter Vermouth" by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under CC-BY 3.0