Top 10 Free Data Science Podcasts One Can Binge During This Lockdown

Top 10 Free Data Science Podcasts One Can Binge During This Lockdown

In today’s fast-paced world, podcasts have proved to be an incredibly great source of learning for data scientists who are willing to learn more from all the possible resources available. Alongside, amid COVID, when the majority of data professionals are working from home, podcasts are turning out to be an excellent way to not only upskill themselves but also to pass leisure time. 

Not only AI and data science podcasts would help these professionals to be updated with latest trends and researches but also help them in understanding the core working of various data science applications. Furthermore, many of these data science podcasts also invite some of the renowned minds of the industry for data science professionals to gain more understanding of this industry. 

COVID lockdown can be monotonous and daunting for many, and thus to make good use of the leisure time, data scientists can get their hands on some of the informative and exciting AI and data science podcasts. In this article, we are going to share some of the data science podcasts that one can binge during this lockdown.

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This list is in random order.

Simulated Reality by AIM

Simulated Reality is an audio as well as a video podcast hosted by Analytics India Magazine covering excellent conversations with some of the best minds of the industry. The podcast covers a range of topics, starting from understanding the applications of AI in industries to impacting the various facets of the world, whether it be economy, skills, jobs, entrepreneurship, society, culture and much more. In this comprehensive one hour podcast, the guests share their perspective of AI innovations and explore exciting topics like machine learning, deep learning etc. This podcast is a great listen for industry players, startup leaders, as well as for novices who are looking to build a career in this ever-evolving field.

Listen to it here.

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Artificial Intelligence Podcast by Lex Fridman

Hosten by Lex Fridman, Artificial Intelligence Podcast is also an audio and video podcast, exploring research topics in artificial intelligence, deep learning, autonomous vehicles, and beyond. Lex Fridman is a researcher of human-centred AI and deep learning at MIT, and his weekly one-hour long podcast talks about a broad range of AI case studies. This podcast is an informative series of conversations with some of the best minds of the industry which bring profound insights into the market. With over 226K subscribers on Youtube, some of the popular features of Lex Fridman are Judea Pearl, Rohit Prasad, Elon Musk, and more.

Listen to it here.

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The AI Podcast by NVIDIA

This AI podcast is hosted by NVIDIA, an AI computing company and a market leader in graphics processing units. Released every week, this 30-minute podcast connects with some of the world’s leading experts in artificial intelligence, deep learning and machine learning to converse on how these are evolving and impacting human lives. Hosted by a long-time journalist Noah Kravitz, the podcast is extremely informative as well as a great way to have a deep understanding of these subjects.

Listen to it here.

Data Skeptic by Kyle Polich

With so many resources available, it sometimes gets challenging for young data professionals to get necessary hands-on information, this podcast — Data Skeptic by Kyle Polich provides a sceptic eye to the field of data science. Covering topics like data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence, the podcast features some of the great interviews and discussion with experts from the industry. From applying critical thinking to understanding the scientific method to evaluate the veracity of claims and efficacy of approaches, this podcast is a comprehensive source for data professionals.

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Linear Digressions

Linear Digressions covers the messiest of topics in the field of data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Hosted by Katie Malone and Ben Jaffe, the podcast has over 200 episodes on the topics mentioned, made over five years, with an average duration of 15 minutes, where it highlighted important issues like policing data, analytics data storage, open-source ecosystem etc. The podcast has, however, planned to close its release and came out with their last episode of the series thanking audiences for their support. 

Listen to it here.

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Data Science Imposters Podcast 

The podcast — Data Science Imposters Podcast — explore industry-relevant topics like data science, analytics, big data and machine learning with some of the best experts from the industry. Hosted by Antonio Borges and Jordy Estevez, this comprehensive 40-minute data science podcast touches on topics that are relevant to people across industries. In this recent podcast, the hosts talk to an insider of the big data movement, Arun Murthy, founder of Hortonworks, who will share his insights on his big data journey.

Listen to it here.

Making Data Simple, From IBM

Hosted by Al Martin, the Vice President of IBM of Data and AI development, Making Data Simple focuses on the latest trends of big data, AI, and its implications on the enterprise. The podcast aims to share the idea of democratising artificial intelligence and learning about various use cases of the technology. This podcast is the best way to keep in touch with industry trends of data science and be in the close loop of what’s happening in and around IBM.

Listen to it here.

Talk Python To Me, From Michael Kennedy

Hosted by Michel Kennedy, the founder of Talk Python Training, this weekly podcast covers a wide array of subjects related to Python, like, MongoDB, AngularJS, DevOps etc. This 45 minutes comprehensive conversation with some of the industry experts mostly include trends, news, technicalities as well as developments in the field of Python. A pioneer in technology podcast, it has over 240 episodes and provides a holistic view in an informative way.

Listen to it here.

Data Framed by Hugo Brown Anderson

Data Framed is an official podcast of DataCamp, an online data science learning platform, hosted by Hugo Bowne-Anderson, a data science evangelist. In this hourly podcast, the host approaches interesting questions data science has been trying to solve and the journey to do so. From automated medical diagnosis to self-driving cars, this podcast covers a wide range of topics, and thus a perfect platform for data professionals to upskill themselves.

Listen to it here.

Practical AI, By Chris Benson & Daniel Whitenack

Hosted by Chris Benson and Daniel Whitenack, this weekly podcast aims at sharing insights on making AI practical, productive and applicable for humans. In this podcast, the hosts get in a lively interaction with technology professionals, business experts as well as data enthusiasts on topics like artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, neural networks, etc. This podcast is a perfect way for data scientists to quickly update themselves on the industry trends, news and insights of the market.

Listen to it here.

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