AI in Action E347: Nick Hobbs, Senior Data Scientist & Wilson Lee, Senior ML Research Scientist at The Trevor Project
Welcome to episode 347 of the AI in Action podcast, the show where we break down the hype and explore the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.
Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI in North America and Europe.
Today’s guests are Nick Hobbs, Senior Data Scientist & Wilson Lee, Senior ML Research Scientist at The Trevor Project. Founded in 1998, The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. The organization works to save young lives by providing support through free and confidential suicide prevention and crisis intervention programs on platforms where young people spend their time: their 24/7 phone lifeline, chat, text and soon-to-come integrations with social media platforms.
Nick is a published Senior Data Scientist with over five years of Machine Learning Experience using Natural Language Processing to Help Save LGBTQ Lives at The Trevor Project. Wilson has over seven years of experience in research and industry and turns cutting-edge research in natural language processing into fully productionised machine learning systems. He was the technical lead on the Crisis Contact Simulator, which won Time Magazine’s 2021 Best Innovation for Social Good award and Fast Company’s 2021 Innovation by Design for Social Good award.
In the episode, Nick and Wilson discuss:
The fascinating work they do at The Trevor Project
The role of AI and technology in their services
An insight into the day-to-day life of their data team
The importance of collaboration with the wider tech team
What they love most about their role
What the future holds for The Trevor Project
To find out more about Nick, Wilson and all the great work happening at The Trevor Project, check out the website www.thetrevorproject.org and follow them on Linkedin, Instagram and Twitter @TrevorProject. You can also connect with Nick and Wilson directly on Linkedin.
What did you think of Nick and Wilson’s podcast? Where do you see the future of AI and Data Science in the Healthcare industry heading over the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please leave a comment below.
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