The Voice of Manufacturing -

Manufacturing Talk Radio is a weekly Talk Radio Podcast broadcast to manufacturers of all sizes across the globe. Show host, Lew Weiss, and co-host, Tim Grady, present breaking manufacturing news and tackle business trends and economic forecasts in manufacturing for small, medium and large manufacturers across the globe.


Want to be a guest on Manufacturing Talk Radio?


Episode 577: Teaching Machines Through Reinforcement Learning

How do machines learn? When they learn, what can they tell us? Chris Nicholson, Founder and CEO of Pathmind, shared how Reinforcement Learning is used in manufacturing to aid production to drive innovation, growth, and optimizing performance.



Lewis Weiss

Mr. Lewis Weiss is Host of Manufacturing Talk Radio and President of All Metals & Forge Group, the principal sponsor of the show. He has 60 years in the metals industry as a manufacturer of open die forgings and seamless rolled rings, running a business that sells forged products globally to OEMs, major manufacturers, mid-size first- and second-tier suppliers, and small metalworking companies. Lewis Weiss puts his experience in manufacturing to good use as an expert consultant on various TV and radio programs nationwide.

Tim Grady

Mr. Tim Grady is an Executive Producer and Co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio. He brings more than 25 years of knowledge as a senior strategist and business advisor to companies of all sizes in more than thirty industries, advising them on revving up revenues, macro and micro marketing, strategic selling, organization optimization, website ergonomics, data mining, and other external or internal factors that can accelerate or impede business operations and net profit.


Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson is the founder of Pathmind, an AI startup that applies deep reinforcement learning to supply chain and industrial operations. Pathmind was founded to help businesses handle deep economic change and increase the resilience of their operations with AI. Chris oversees the company’s strategic vision and day-to-day execution, driving innovation and growth for Pathmind’s technology platform, and optimizing performance in warehouses and on factory floors as part of the digital transformation of business.

Previously, Chris was the CEO of Skymind, an AI company focused on deep learning. Before that, he held communications and recruiting roles for FutureAdvisor, a Sequoia-backed Y Combinator startup that was acquired by BlackRock in 2015 for $200 million. Chris also spent a decade as a journalist, reporting on technology and finance for The New York Times, Bloomberg News and Businessweek, among others.

special guest photo
scroll to top