Yaz How from the RE•WORK team interviewed Nikola Mrksic, Machine Learning Researcher at Cambridge University to find out more about his work.
Tell us a bit more about your work with AI assistants and what you’re currently working on
How did you begin your work in AI and machine learning?
As AI assistants are now a part of everyday life, but personal assistants still have problems understanding their users. How are you working to overcome this?
There’s so much discussion around AI ‘stealing’ jobs - do you think this is the case, or will we actually see more jobs being created as a result of AI?
What developments of AI are you most excited for, and which industries do you think will be most impacted?
Nikola Mrksic is the CEO and Co-Founder of PolyAI, a London-based startup developing the next generation machine learning platform for building conversational user interfaces. Our technology enables the development of machine learning powered chatbots or voice-based agents which perform tasks across many applications, in a wide array of world languages. Nikola completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge, working with Professor Steve Young. He also worked as a machine learning researcher with the Apple Siri team in Cambridge. Before that, he was the first technical hire at VocalIQ, a Cambridge-based dialogue systems startup acquired by Apple in 2015.