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Machine learning and artificial intelligence are dramatically changing the way businesses operate and people live. The TWIML AI Podcast brings the top minds and ideas from the world of ML and AI to a broad and influential community of ML/AI researchers, data scientists, engineers and tech-savvy business and IT leaders.

Hosted by Sam Charrington, a sought after industry analyst, speaker, commentator and thought leader.

Dec 26, 2019

Today we continue our 2019 NeurIPS coverage joined by Daphne Koller, co-Founder and former co-CEO of Coursera and Founder and CEO of Insitro. We caught up with Daphne to discuss: 

  • Her background in machine learning, beginning in ‘93, and her work with the Stanford online machine learning courses, and eventually her work at Coursera.
  • The current landscape of pharmaceutical drug discovery, including the current pricing of drugs and misnomers with why drugs are so expensive, 
  • Her work at Insitro, a company looking to advance drug discovery and development with machine learning. 
  • An overview of Insitro’s goal of using ML as a “compass” in drug discovery. 
  • How Insitro functions as a company in this space, including their focus on the biology of drug discovery and the landscape of ML techniques being used
  • Daphne’s thoughts on AutoML, and much more!

The full show notes for this episode can be found at Make sure you head over to to follow along with this series!