Joseph Turian

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Postdoctoral research scientist
  • Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning
  • From New York City
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About Me


teaching robots to speak English


Gentleman scientist and dandy.

I hold a Ph.D. in machine learning (artificial intelligence), but most people think I'm an artist when they first meet me.

I am hypersocial.

Seb Paquet wrote the following to me:
"From where I stand, you
* carry an aura of mystery
* are on some kind of self-expression / aesthetic quest - clothes, music, etc.
* have a thing going on for machines, programming, and machine learning
* are children of the eighties who carry the entrepreneurial gene
* take parties and nightlife seriously
* are unwilling to let someone else decide for you what is Good"

I think that about sums it up.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host and I sometimes surf.


* cabaret + burlesque shows.
* pretentious gallery openings.
* dirty loft parties.
* sophisticated cocktail parties.
* underground speakeasies.
* avant-garde opera.
* costumes.
* Weimar period.
* circus.

Music, Movies, and Books

field recordings, plunderphonics, rasta dub it everywhere, incorrect music, muzak, breakcore, worst pop, and miscellaneous obscure sub-genres

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