Interview: Nikola Mrksic, Machine Learning Researcher, University of Cambridge

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, CEO and Co-Founder at PolyAI

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.

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