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Podcast – Becks Simpson

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In today’s podcast, we’ve got the chance to hear from Becks Simpson.

Becks is the former Head of Screening AI at Maxwell Plus, a medical AI company developing algorithms to personalise disease risk and improve cancer diagnosis. She is now turning her sights to how AI can be applied to other pressing problems that our world is facing such as food stability, water sustainability, and environmental protection.

In this episode, we delve into Becks journey into AI. We talk about some of the different companies and projects that she has worked on both personally and professionally and her motivations behind her work and career trajectory.

Motivational takeaways:

  • The best way to stay motived is to find things that interest you and pursue them.

  • Skills are transferable, what you learn in one role can be applied to others.

  • Keeping a diverse range of interests drives creativity.

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Podcast – Laura Medalia

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Today’s episode of the AI Curious podcast features the tech-savvy business woman and coder Laura Medalia, aka @codergirl_ – a software engineer in NYC and online entrepreneur.

Laura majored in English at college, but always had a love for maths and problem solving. In her senior year at school she took some classes in computer science thus began her love for tech.

In this episode, we discuss how Laura grew her career to where she is today, her first tech job out, what she’s most excited for in the future of tech, and what drives her online presence.

Key points:

  • There are so many ways to learn about tech, whether it’s AI, coding or engineering.

  • Find your own personal style of learning – what suits you best will allow you to learn the best. Look into structured face to face learning like university, online courses or intensive short ‘boot camps’ done online or in person.

  • Find areas of study that you’re interested in learning about; Laura has always had a love for problem solving and used this to drive her career choices.

  • Promote the things you are passionate about – you never know how many people out there are looking to support the same things!

More Laura?

Follow her instagram.com/codergirl_/

Check out her blog and apparel range – lauramedalia.com

Or send her a message  – 📧: hello@codergirl.co

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Podcast – Doctor Ruth Pearson

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Today’s episode of the AI Curious podcast features Ruth Pearson – UK born and raised, Ruth works as a data scientist and machine learning engineer.

Ruth grew up in the UK and originally planned to study English literature after school, but instead chose a Master of Science at the University of London, majoring in Physics, and now also has a PhD in Cosmology. Ruth undertook an internship in California in partnership with NASA while completing her first degree, and another in Switzerland at Cern, one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research.

In this episode, we discuss how Ruth discovered her love of Physics in high-school and followed her passion to study it at university, leading her to achieve hugely successful career. We also explore the under-representation of minority groups in the science and engineering fields, and what we can be doing to help bridge these gaps for the next generation.

Key points:

  • What is AI and AGI?

  • The medical applications of AI and data science and preventative studies

  • The lack of women in the science and engineering fields and why we need women in AI development

  • The importance of trying new things and overcoming initial fears to find a greater passion – for Ruth, this was coding at university

  • What young women can expect from the AI industry and the need for the industry to change to become a more welcoming space for women

  • A professional’s thoughts on self-teaching and online learning for young women just starting out in the tech world

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