Podcast: ThinkingElixir 102 - Machine Learning in Elixir with Sean Moriarity

In episode 102 of Thinking Elixir, Sean Moriarity, the author of Genetic Algorithms in Elixir, lays out Machine Learning in the Elixir space. We talk about where it is today and where it’s going in the future. Sean talks more about his book, how that led to working with José Valim which then led to the creation of Nx. He fills us in on recent ML events with Google and Facebook and shows us how Elixir fits into the bigger picture. It’s a fast developing area and Sean helps us follow the important points even if we aren’t doing ML ourselves… because our teams may still need it.


I’m not sure when I’ll get around to ML but I’m soo glad Sean and José (and everyone else involved) are working on Nx (and whatever comes next!) …especially after reading about this: Google places engineer on leave after he claims group’s chatbot is “sentient” | Ars Technica and Google engineer says Lamda AI system may have its own feelings - BBC News

Here’s the conversation: Is LaMDA Sentient? — an Interview | by Blake Lemoine | Jun, 2022 | Medium

It’s well worth a read!