AI Right?: Pathways into Machine Learning

  • AI Right? Episode 6 – Pathways into Machine Learning

    Our 1st episode this year of AI Right? is out now. Megan, Andy & I welcome Stephanie Boyle, former Head of Data Delivery, onto the show to discuss:

    • Different pathways into Machine Learning
    • What is a Data Science Boot Camp and could it be for you?
    • Data Science Apprenticeship Programmes
    • Self-taught Data Scientists v Academics
    • Job Applications, Interviewing & Recruitment Tips
    • Is being self-taught discriminated against by commercial organisations?

    You can view the full episode of AI Right? here:

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Host Bios 

Kris McFadyen

Kris is an Associate Director at data science and technology recruitment company MBN Solutions. He has worked closely with the UK and Europe’s data markets and leaders for the past six years. He brings in-depth knowledge of the data market’s talent challenges and opportunities to AI Right? 


Megan Stamper

Megan is a principal data scientist in the media industry and leads a team focusing on conversational artificial intelligence and recommendation mechanics. She has a PhD in Oceanographic Fluid Mechanics and has previously worked for The Financial Times. 

Andy McMahon

Andy is the winner of Data Scientist of the Year at the International Data Science Awards 2019 and has worked as a lead data scientist at Streamba and Aggreko. He has a PhD in condensed matter physics and is currently focused on innovations in machine learning.