AI in Action E65: Sebastian Thieme, Senior Data Scientist at KPMG’s Centre of Excellence


Welcome to episode 65 of AI in Action, the podcast that breaks down the hype and explores 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 the United States and Europe.

Today's guest is Dr. Sebastian Thieme, Senior Data Scientist at Lighthouse Germany, KPMG’s Center of Excellence for Data & Analytics. KPMG is one of the world's leading auditing and advisory firms with over 10,000 employees at 25 locations delivering services across their Audit, Tax, Consulting and Deal Advisory functions. Their established teams are further enhancing the quality of their services around the world in key industries of the economy.

Sebastian started as Data Scientist at the centre of excellence at KPMG right after his PhD in theoretical Biophysics in 2017. Since then, he's worked on various projects mainly focused on machine learning, optimisation and Natural Language Processing to help clients to get the most value out of their unstructured data. 

In the show, Sebastian will tell you about:

Their interesting work at KPMG’s CoE for Data Analytics 

Applying AI at KPMG to improve business processes 

Educating people on what AI is truly about 

Controlling their Machine Learning algorithms 

Applying AI and NLP within Contract Management 

His role with D21in creating a discussion around data governance and ethics.

To find out more about Sebastian and his work at KPMG's Centre of Excellence, check out the website or give them a follow on Twitter @KPMG_DE. You can also connect with Sebastian on Linkedin and Twitter @thieme2seb

What did you make of Sebastian's podcast? Where do you see the future of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please leave a comment below.

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