The Inside Track Lecture - Save yourself from the Internet. Learn Machine Learning

28 March 2017, 1.00 PM - 28 March 2017, 2.00 PM

Charlotte Szostek, PhD UoB, Machine Learning Engineer, Ripjar

1.11A, Merchant Venturers Building

Charlotte Szostek, Machine Learning Engineer at Ripjar will talk about how algorithms are gate keepers to the information we receive and ask whether they are making us more naive about the world.
How do algorithms influence us?  
Data Science is about abstraction and decision making. With an increasing side effect... controlling flows of information. Machine Learning has a feedback to society making the future of Machine Learning and Data Science about more than better decision making or more profit.
The internet is heralded as open information available to everyone, and Data Science as the way to make better decisions. The more we look at this network of networks; of data and information; and how we interact with it, the more we see the impact algorithms have on us as people. In fact, is the internet actually making us less informed?
Charlotte will also talk about Data Science and Machine Learning as a career path. 
Ripjar was founded by a team of talented engineers from the UK Government who have successfully discovered actionable insights in complex data for many years.  We have used these skills to create an unrivalled data intelligence platform for analysing, interacting and visualising data in realtime. 

All welcome. Network with the speaker over light refreshments after the talk.

*Careers Service Drop-in* the drop-ins run by Ellen, the Faculty of Engineering Employability Adviser (Careers Service), will now take place 1.00pm - 2.00pm on Fridays throughout the term. Please find the dates and locations listed here. Ellen will be available in either the entrance foyer of the Queen's Building or the upper atrium foyer in the Merchant Venturers Building for students to drop in and talk about anything careers related, including any queries, CV advice and how to access further support.

The Inside Track Lecture series is aimed primarily at students - speakers from a range of industries will share their inside knowledge. All lectures will be followed by a Question & Answer session and a chance to meet the speaker(s) over drinks.

Contact information

For more information please contact: The Industrial Liaison Office on or 0117 95 45483.

The Inside Track lectures are open to all University of Bristol students and staff, but if you are from outside the University and would like to attend, please email

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