The AI Podcast

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 Jan 8, 2020

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Excellent podcast! Love hearing the current events in AI.

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AI has been described as “Thor’s Hammer“ and “the new electricity.” But it’s also a bit of a mystery – even to those who know it best. We’ll connect with some of the world’s leading AI experts to explain how it works, how it’s evolving, and how it intersects with every facet of human endeavor. This podcast is produced by NVIDIA, the AI computing company. Multiple episodes are released every month.

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Metaspectral’s‌ ‌Migel‌ ‌Tissera‌ ‌on‌ ‌AI-Based‌ ‌Data‌ ‌Management‌ ‌ - Ep. 155
00:31:49
‌Moondust‌,‌ ‌minerals‌ ‌and‌ ‌soil‌ ‌types‌ ‌are‌ ‌just‌ ‌some‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌materials‌ ‌that‌ ‌can‌ ‌be‌ ‌quickly‌ ‌identified‌ ‌and‌ ‌analyzed‌ ‌with‌ ‌AI‌,‌‌ ‌based‌ ‌on‌ ‌images‌ ‌of‌ ‌them.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ Migel‌ ‌Tissera‌ ‌is‌ ‌co-founder‌ ‌and‌ ‌CTO‌ ‌of‌ ‌Metaspectral,‌ ‌a‌ ‌Vancouver-based‌ ‌startup‌ ‌that‌ ‌provides‌ ‌an‌ ‌AI-based‌ ‌data‌ ‌management‌ ‌and‌ ‌analysis‌ ‌platform‌ ‌for‌ ‌ultra-high-resolution‌ ‌images.‌ ‌ ‌ He‌ ‌spoke‌ ‌with‌ ‌‌NVIDIA‌ ‌AI‌ ‌Podcast‌‌ ‌host‌ ‌Noah‌ ‌Kravitz‌ ‌about‌ ‌how‌ ‌Metaspectral’s‌ ‌technologies‌ ‌help‌ ‌space‌ ‌explorers‌ ‌make‌ ‌quicker‌ ‌and‌ ‌better‌ ‌use‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌massive‌ ‌amounts‌ ‌of‌ ‌image‌ ‌data‌ ‌they‌ ‌collect‌ ‌out‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌cosmos.‌ ‌ ‌ In‌ ‌addition‌ ‌to‌ ‌space,‌ ‌the‌ ‌startup’s‌ ‌platform‌ ‌is‌ ‌used‌ ‌across‌ ‌industries‌ ‌such‌ ‌as‌ ‌agriculture,‌ ‌forensics‌ ‌and‌ ‌recycling.‌ ‌ Show notes: https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/11/03/migel-tissera/
Nov 03, 2021
Researchers Chris Downum and Leszek Pawlowicz Use Deep Learning to Accelerate Archaeology - Ep. 154
00:26:28
The more advanced modern technologies become, the more they can help us understand the past. Chris Downum and Leszek Pawlowicz, researchers in the Department of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University, are using GPU-based deep learning algorithms to categorize sherds — tiny fragments of ancient pottery. They spoke with NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about analyzing sherds to learn more about American Southwest culture, circa 825 to 1300 A.D. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/10/20/ai-pottery-anthropology/
Oct 20, 2021
Maya Ackerman on LyricStudio, an AI-Based Writing Songwriting Assistant - Ep. 153
00:23:14
Lennon and McCartney. Ashford and Simpson. Many of our all-time favorite tunes have come from songwriting duos. Now, anyone can find a snazzy compositional partner in AI. Maya Ackerman is the CEO of WaveAI, a Silicon Valley startup using AI and machine learning to, as the company motto puts it, “unlock new heights of human creative expression.” She spoke with NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about WaveAI’s LyricStudio software, an AI-based lyric and poetry writing assistant. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/10/06/lyricstudio-ai-podcast/
Oct 01, 2021
Wild Things: NVIDIA’s Sifei Liu Talks 3D Reconstructions of Endangered Species - Ep. 152
00:21:08
Endangered species can be difficult to study, as they are elusive, and the very act of observing them can disrupt their lives. Now, scientists can take a closer look at endangered species by studying AI-generated 3D representations of them. Sifei Liu, a senior research scientist at NVIDIA, has worked with her team to create an algorithm that can reconstruct 3D meshes — graphics models used to display the edges, vertices and overall shape of an object — from 2D inputs like images and videos. Liu spoke with NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about her team’s project, called Online Adaptation for Consistent Mesh Reconstruction in the Wild. Liu and her team have presented the project at various prominent conferences, including NeurIPS 2020.
Sep 20, 2021
GANTheftAuto: Harrison Kinsley on AI-Generated Gaming Environments - Ep. 151
00:29:46
Machines have long played games - think of Deep Blue or AlphaGo. Now they're building them. GANTheftAuto creator Harrison Kinsley talks about his creation on the latest episode of the AI Podcast. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/09/08/gantheftauto/
Sep 08, 2021
GE's Danielle Merfeld and Arvind Rangarajan on AI and Renewable Energy - Ep. 150
00:31:12
At GE Renewable Energy, CTO Danielle Merfeld and technical leader Arvind Rangarajan are among those making advances throughout renewable energy. Merfeld and Rangarajan spoke with NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about how the company uses AI and a human-in-the-loop process to make renewable energy more widespread. The International Energy Agency has set a goal to reach a net zero energy sector by 2050. To reach this goal, 88 percent of electricity needs to come from renewable sources. Wind energy will account for 40 percent of that, but today only makes up 8 percent of renewable energy. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/08/25/ge-ai-energy/
Aug 20, 2021
Jules Anh Tuan Nguyen Explains How AI Lets Amputee Control Prosthetic Hand, Video Games - Ep. 149
00:36:43
Path-breaking work that translates an amputee’s thoughts into finger motions, and even commands in video games, holds open the possibility of humans controlling just about anything digital with their minds. Using GPUs, a group of researchers trained an AI neural decoder able to run on a compact, power-efficient NVIDIA Jetson Nano system on module (SOM) to translate 46-year-old Shawn Findley’s thoughts into individual finger motions. And if that breakthrough weren’t enough, the team then plugged Findley into a PC running Far Cry 5 and Raiden IV, where he had his game avatar move, jump — even fly a virtual helicopter — using his mind. It’s a demonstration that not only promises to give amputees more natural and responsive control over their prosthetics. It could one day give users almost superhuman capabilities. The effort is detailed in a draft paper, or pre-print, titled “A Portable, Self-Contained Neuroprosthetic Hand with Deep Learning-Based Finger Control.” It details an extraordinary cross-disciplinary collaboration behind a system that, in effect, allows humans to control just about anything digital with thoughts. Jules Anh Tuan Nguyen, the paper’s lead author and now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Minnesota, spoke with NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about his efforts to allow amputees to control their prosthetic limb — right down to the finger motions — with their minds. blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/08/10/lending-a-helping-hand-jules-anh-tuan-nguyen-on-building-a-neuroprosthetic
Aug 11, 2021
Matt Ginsberg Built a GPU-Powered Crossword Solver to Take on Top Word Nerds - Ep. 148
00:27:55
Following a long string of victories for computers in other games — chess in 1997, go in 2016 and Texas hold’em poker in 2019 — a GPU-powered AI has beaten some of the world’s most competitive word nerds at the crossword puzzles that are a staple of every Sunday paper. Dr.Fill, the crossword puzzle-playing AI created by Matt Ginsberg — a serial entrepreneur, pioneering AI researcher and former research professor — scored higher than any humans earlier this year at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Ginsberg spoke with NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about his decade-long journey creating Dr.Fill and where he envisions it going in the future. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/07/28/matt-ginsberg-ai-podcast/
Jul 28, 2021
NVIDIA’s Liila Torabi Talks the New Era of Robotics Through Isaac SIm - Ep. 147
00:27:43
Robots are not just limited to the assembly line. At NVIDIA, Liila Torabi works on making the next generation of robotics possible. Torabi is the senior product manager for Isaac Sim, a robotics and AI simulation platform powered by NVIDIA Omniverse. Torabi spoke with NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about the new era of robotics, one driven by making robots smarter through AI. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/07/14/liila-isaac-sim/
Jul 14, 2021
NVIDIA's Simon Yuen Talks About the Future Horizon of Digital Humans - Ep. 146
00:34:21
We all know about the applications for digital humans for films and video games, but at NVIDIA, Simon Yuen has discovered the vast need and potential for digital humans beyond the entertainment industry. Yuen spoke with NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about how we’re getting to a point where the simulation of digital humans is possible as opposed to just the visual representation. Yuen leads the Digital Human project at NVIDIA. One of the first products the team is developing is Audio2Face, an AI-based solution that automates high-quality facial animation in real-time, based only on audio as input. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/06/28/simon-audio2face/
Jun 29, 2021
Waste Not, Want Not: AI Startup Opseyes Revolutionizes Wastewater Analysis - Ep. 145
00:32:35
What do radiology and wastewater have in common? Hopefully, not much. But at startup Opseyes, founder Bryan Arndt and data scientist Robin Schlenga are putting the AI that’s revolutionizing medical imaging to work on analyzing wastewater samples. Arndt and Schlenga spoke with NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about the inspiration for Opseyes, which began with Arndt’s career at wastewater industry leader Ramboll. Effluent has typically been analyzed by sending tightly sealed samples through the mail to experts. While speaking with his brother, a radiologist using deep learning, Arndt realized that AI could do something similar for wastewater samples. Schlenga then led the creation of Opseyes’ convolutional neural network, which allows customers to upload a photo of a sample taken through a microscope. With Opseyes already in use at several wastewater plants, Arndt and Schlenga anticipate much more bacterial analysis in their future. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/06/16/ai-opseyes-wastewater-analysis/
Jun 16, 2021
Getting Clever with Kaolin: Researchers Accelerate 3D Deep Learning with New Tools - Ep. 144
00:23:33
3D deep learning holds the potential to accelerate progress in everything from robotics to medical imaging. But until now, researchers haven’t had the right tools to easily manage and visualize different types of 3D data. NVIDIA Kaolin is a collection of tools within the NVIDIA Omniverse simulation and collaboration platform that allows researchers to visualize and generate datasets, move between 3D tools and retain basic functions for other users. NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz spoke with four NVIDIANs about their work on the platform, including Richard Kerris, industry general manager for Omniverse; Jean-Francois Lafleche, a deep learning engineer; Senior Research Scientist Masha Shugrina; and Research Scientist Clement Fuji Tsang. Kaolin includes both a library, which contains a growing number of GPU-optimized operations, and an app within NVIDIA Omniverse for interactive 3D data visualizations. The long-term goal is to make both facets so robust that users could import a photo that generates a highly developed 3D model without spending time on recreating the scene within a 3D platform. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/06/02/kaolin-podcast/
Jun 01, 2021
AI Researcher James Kahn Explains Deep Learning’s Collision Course with Particle Physics - Ep. 143
00:22:55
For a particle physicist, the world’s biggest questions — how did the universe originate and what’s beyond it — can only be answered with help from the world’s smallest building blocks. James Kahn, a consultant with German research platform Helmholtz AI and a collaborator on the global Belle II particle physics experiment, uses deep learning to understand the fundamental rules governing particle decay. Kahn spoke with AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about the specifics of how AI is accelerating particle physics. He also touched on his work at Helmholtz AI. Khan helps researchers in fields spanning medicine to earth sciences apply AI to the problems they’re solving. His wide-ranging career — from particle physicist to computer scientist — shows how AI accelerates every industry. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/05/19/ai-particle-physics/
May 19, 2021
Walmart’s Grant Gelvin on Prediction Analytics at Supercenter Scale - Ep. 142
00:22:54
With only one U.S. state without a Walmart supercenter — and over 4,600 stores across the country — the retail giant’s prediction analytics work with data on an enormous scale. Grant Gelven, a machine learning engineer at Walmart Global Tech, joined NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz for the latest episode of the AI Podcast. Gelven spoke about the big data and machine learning methods making it possible to improve everything from the customer experience to stocking to item pricing. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/05/05/ai-walmart/
May 05, 2021
NVIDIA’s Julie Bernauer Talks Setting Up One of World’s Fastest Supercomputers - Ep. 141
00:29:43
Julie Bernauer — senior solutions architect for machine learning and deep learning at NVIDIA — led the small team that successfully built Selene, the world’s fifth-fastest supercomputer. Adding to an already impressive feat, Bernauer’s team brought up Selene as the world went into lockdown in early 2020. They used skeleton crews, social distancing protocols, and remote cable validation to achieve what typically takes months with a larger install team in a few weeks. Bernauer told NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about the goal in creating Selene, which was primarily to support NVIDIA’s researchers. Referencing her time as a doctoral student, Bernauer explains how researchers are often prevented from working on larger models due to expense and infrastructure. With Selene, the infrastructure is modular and can be scaled up or down depending on what users require, and allows for different types of research to be performed simultaneously. Bernauer said that Selene is proving most useful to autonomous vehicle and language modeling research at the moment. Going forward, Bernauer envisions some of the power and efficiency of systems like Selene becoming more available on widely accessible devices, such as laptops or edge products such as cars.
Apr 21, 2021
NVIDIA’s Shalini De Mello Talks Self-Supervised AI, NeurIPS Successes - Ep. 140
00:35:32
Shalini De Mello, a principal research scientist at NVIDIA who’s made her mark inventing computer vision technology that contributes to driver safety, finished 2020 with a bang — presenting two posters at the prestigious NeurIPS conference in December. A 10-year NVIDIA veteran, De Mello works on self-supervised and few-shot learning, 3D reconstruction, viewpoint estimation and human-computer interaction. She told NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about her NeurIPS submissions on reconstructing 3D meshes and self-learning transformations for improving head and gaze redirection — both significant challenges for computer vision. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/04/07/nvidia-research-shalini-de-mello/
Apr 07, 2021
Drum Roll, Please: AI Startup Sunhouse Founder Tlacael Esparza Finds His Rhythm - Ep. 139
00:32:03
Drawing on his trifecta of degrees in math, music and music technology, Tlacael Esparza, co-founder and CTO of Sunhouse, is revolutionizing electronic drumming. Esparza has created Sensory Percussion, a combination of hardware and software that uses sensors and AI to allow a single drum to produce a complex range of sounds depending on where and how the musician hits it. In the latest installment of the NVIDIA AI Podcast, Esparza spoke with host Noah Kravitz about the tech behind the tool, and what inspired him to create Sunhouse. Esparza has been doing drumstick tricks of his own for many years — prior to founding Sunhouse, he toured with a variety of bands and recorded drums for many albums. Esparza’s musical skill and programming knowledge formed the basis for Sensory Percussion. Partnering with his brother, Tenoch, and with support from a New York University startup accelerator, Sunhouse was born in 2014. Since then, it’s become successful with live performers. Esparza is especially proud of its popularity in the New York jazz community and among drumming legends like Marcus Gilmore and Wilco’s Glenn Kotche. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/03/31/sunhouse-tlacael-esparza/
Mar 31, 2021
Author Cade Metz Talks About His New Book "Genius Makers" - Ep. 138
00:33:56
Call it Moneyball for AI. In his just released book, "Genius Makers," New York Times writer Cade Metz tells the funny, inspiring — and ultimately triumphant — tale of how a dogged group of AI researchers bet their careers on the long-dismissed technology of deep learning. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/03/17/ai-cade-metz
Mar 16, 2021
NVIDIA’s Marc Hamilton on Building the Cambridge-1 Supercomputer During a Pandemic - Ep. 137
00:27:03
Since NVIDIA announced construction of the U.K.’s most powerful supercomputer — Cambridge-1 — Marc Hamilton, vice president of solutions architecture and engineering, has been (remotely) overseeing its building across the pond. Cambridge-1, which will be available for U.K. healthcare researchers to work on pressing problems, is being built on NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD architecture for a whopping 400 petaflops of AI performance. Located at KAO Data, a data center using 100% renewable energy, Cambridge-1 will rank among the world’s top 3 most energy-efficient supercomputers on the current Green500 list. Hamilton points to the concentration of leading healthcare companies in the U.K. as a primary reason for Cambridge-1’s location. AstraZeneca, GSK, Oxford Nanopore and more have already announced their intent to harness the supercomputer for research in the coming months.
Mar 02, 2021
Miracle Qure: Founder Pooja Rao Talks Medical Technology at Qure.ai - Ep. 136
00:28:42
Pooja Rao, a doctor, data scientist and entrepreneur, wants to make cutting-edge medical care available to communities around the world, regardless of their resources. Her startup, Qure.ai, is doing exactly that, with technology that’s used in 150+ healthcare facilities in 27 countries. Rao is the cofounder and head of research and development at the Mumbai-based company, which started in 2016. The company develops AI technology that interprets medical images, with a focus on pulmonary and neurological scans. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/02/18/pooja-rao-qure-ai/
Feb 18, 2021
Making Machines More Human: Best-Selling Author Brian Christian on the Alignment Problem - Ep. 135
00:35:07
Not many can claim to be a computer programmer, nonfiction author and poet, but Brian Christian has established himself as all three. Christian has just released his newest book, The Alignment Problem, which delves into the disparity that occurs when AI models don’t do exactly what they’re intended to do. The book follows on the success of Christian’s previous work, "The Most Human Human and Algorithms to Live By." Now a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, Christian joined AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz to talk about the alignment problem and some new techniques being used to address the issue. The alignment problem can be caused by a range of reasons — such as data bias, or datasets used incorrectly and out of context. As AI takes on a variety of tasks, from medical diagnostics to parole sentencing decisions, machine learning researchers are expressing concern over the problem. Listen to the full podcast to hear about this and more — including Christian’s book club experience with Elon Musk and why he chose to double major in philosophy and computer science.
Feb 01, 2021
Otter.ai CEO Sam Liang on Bringing Live Captions to a Meeting Near You - Ep. 134
00:24:11
Sam Liang is making things easier for the creators of the NVIDIA AI Podcast — and just about every remote worker. He’s the CEO and co-founder of Otter.ai, which uses AI to produce speech-to-text transcriptions in real time or from recording uploads. The platform has a range of capabilities, from differentiating between multiple people, to understanding accents, to parsing through various background noises. And now, Otter.ai is making live captioning possible on a variety of platforms, including Zoom, Skype and Microsoft Teams. Even Liang’s conversation with AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz was captioned in real time over Skype. This new capability has been enthusiastically received by remote workers — Liang says that Otter.ai has already transcribed tens of millions of meetings. Liang envisions even more practical effects of Otter.ai’s live captions. The platform can already identify keywords. Soon he thinks it’ll be recognizing action items, helping manage agendas and providing notifications. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/01/21/otter-ai-sam-liang/
Jan 21, 2021
On the Clock: High School Junior Ana DuCristea Creates Timely AI-based Reminder App - Ep. 133
00:22:13
Canadian high schooler Ana DuCristea has a clever solution for the quarantine blues, as days blur into weeks. Using AI and natural language processing, she programmed an app capable of setting customizable reminders so you won’t miss any important activities, like baking banana bread or whipping up Dalgona coffee. DuCristea, who’s familiar with Python and has taken a variety of online AI courses, set to work on the app after winning a Jetson Nano Developer Kit this summer at AI4ALL, an AI summer camp. She’d long been frustrated with the simplicity of current reminder apps and decided to create her own solution. Using Python and the Nano, DuCristea developed an app in just two months that integrates with mobile and PC messaging program Discord. With the app, users can message a bot on Discord requesting a reminder for a specific task, date and time.
Jan 06, 2021
Hey, Mr. DJ: Super Hi-Fi’s AI Applies Smarts to Sound - Ep. 132
00:36:03
Brendon Cassidy, CTO and chief scientist at Super Hi-Fi, uses AI to give everyone the experience of a radio station tailored to their unique tastes. Super Hi-Fi, an AI startup and member of the NVIDIA Inception program, develops technology that produces smooth transitions, intersperses content meaningfully and adjusts volume and crossfade. Started three years ago, Super Hi-Fi first partnered with iHeartRadio and is now also used by companies such as Peloton and Sonos. Results are showing that users like this personalized approach. Cassidy notes that they tested MagicStitch, one of their tools that eliminates the gap between songs, and found that customers listening with MagicStitch turned on spent 10 percent more time streaming music. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2020/12/23/super-hifi-ai/
Dec 23, 2020
Behind the Scenes at NeurIPS with NVIDIA and CalTech’s Anima Anandkumar - Ep. 131
00:30:20
Anima Anandkumar is setting a personal record this week with seven of her team’s research papers accepted to NeurIPS 2020. The 34th annual Neural Information Processing Systems conference is taking place virtually from Dec. 6-12. The premier event on neural networks, NeurIPS draws thousands of the world’s best researchers every year. Anandkumar, NVIDIA’s director of machine learning research and Bren professor at CalTech’s CMS Department, joined AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz to talk about what to expect at the conference, and to explain what she sees as the future of AI. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2020/12/09/neurips-nvidia-caltech-anima-anandkumar/
Dec 07, 2020
Lilt CEO AI Spence Green Is Making More Information Accessible to More People - Ep. 130
00:27:20
We've got an expert on AI powered translation joining us on the show today. Spence Green is CEO at Lilt, a Silicon Valley based AI-powered enterprise translation software and services company. Lilt's mission is to make more of the world's information accessible to more of the world's people, regardless of where they were born and what language they speak. Spence is here to talk to us about how they're doing it.
Oct 06, 2020
Art(ificial) Intelligence: Pindar Van Arman Builds Robots that Paint - Ep. 129
00:34:19
Pindar Van Arman, an American artist and roboticist, designs painting robots that explore the differences between human and computational creativity. Since his first system in 2005 he has built multiple artificially-creative multiple robots. The most famous, Cloud Painter, was awarded first place at Robotart 2018. PIndar, his robots, and their work have been featured all over the media, including on NPR, BBC, HBO, Vice, and the documentary "Machine" a film about artificial intelligence. You can see and learn more about Pindar on his website, cloudpainter.com. In fact, unless you're driving, you should go ahead and load it into your browser right now, so you can look at the art you listen to him talk. For more from Pindar Van Arman, check out: http://www.cloudpainter.com http://www.artonomo.us And explore his work on NVIDIA's AI Art Gallery: https://www.nvidia.com/ai-art-gallery/pindar-van-arman
Oct 02, 2020
Exploring the AI Startup Ecosystem with NVIDIA Inception’s Jeff Herbst - Ep. 128
00:33:54
Jeff Herbst is a fixture of the AI startup ecosystem. Which makes sense since he’s the VP of business development at NVIDIA and head of NVIDIA Inception, a virtual accelerator that currently has over 6,000 members in a wide range of industries. Ahead of the GPU Technology Conference, taking place Oct. 5-9, Herbst joined AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz to talk about what opportunities are available to startups at the conference, and how NVIDIA Inception is accelerating startups in every industry. Learn more about NVIDIA Inception at https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/deep-learning-ai/startups/ Follow Jeff Herbst at @jeffatNvdia
Sep 23, 2020
NVIDIA Research's David Luebke on Intersection of Graphics, AI - Ep. 127
00:43:25
Today we're talking graphics, the intersection of AI and graphics specifically. There may be no better guest to talk AI and graphics than our guest today, David Luebke. David is vice president of graphics research at NVIDIA. He co-founded NVIDIA Research in 2006, after eight years on the faculty of the University of Virginia.
Sep 09, 2020
Picture Perfection: Topaz Labs CTO Albert Yang Will Take Your Snapshots to the Next Level - Ep. 126
00:28:39
It’s a modern television trope – detectives trying to solve a case “enhance” a blurry image, digitally, giving them a crystal clear image of their suspect. Until recently, this was little more than science fiction. Now, however, it’s a key tool for photographers around the world. Topaz Labs pioneered the intersection of deep learning and photo noise reduction. Their sprawling suite of image editing plugins are relied by pro and amateur photographers alike. We spoke with Topaz founder and CTO, Feng “Albert” Yang, to learn where AI and photography are going next.
Aug 31, 2020
NVIDIA Research's Aaron Lefohn on What's Next at Intersection of AI and Computer Graphics – Ep. 125
00:34:05
It's all come full circle. Real-time graphics technology, namely, GPUs, sparked the modern AI boom. Now modern AI, driven by GPUs, is remaking graphics. This episodes guest is Aaron Lefohn, senior director of realtime rendering research at NVIDIA. Aaron's international team of scientists played a key role in founding the field of AI computer graphics. They were the first to bring AI to real-time computer graphics. They invented key technologies that brought ray tracing to real time computer graphics. Now they're at the forefront of combining AI and ray tracing to rapidly increase the realism of real-time graphics.
Aug 24, 2020
Hugging Face’s Sam Shleifer Talks Natural Language Processing - Ep. 124
00:32:44
Hugging Face is more than just an adorable emoji — it’s a company that’s demystifying AI by transforming the latest developments in deep learning into usable code for businesses and researchers. Research engineer Sam Shleifer spoke with AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about Hugging Face NLP technology, which is in use at over 1,000 companies, including Apple, Bing and Grammarly, across fields ranging from finance to medical technology. Hugging Face’s models serve a variety of purposes for their customers, including autocompletion, customer service automation and translation. Their popular web application, Write with Transformer, can even take half-formed thoughts and suggest options for completion. Shleifer is currently at work developing models that are accessible to everyone, whether they are proficient coders or not. In the next few years, Shleifer envisions the continued growth of smaller NLP models that power a wave of chat apps with state-of-the-art translation capabilities.
Aug 20, 2020
Here Comes the Sun: NASA Scientists Talk Solar Physics - Ep. 123
00:43:29
Michael Kirk and Raphael Attie, scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, regularly face terabytes of data in their quest to analyze images of the sun. This computational challenge, which could take a year or more on a CPU, has been reduced to less than a week on Quadro RTX data science workstations. Kirk and Attie spoke to AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about the workflow they follow to study these images, and what they hope to find. The lessons they’ve learned are useful for those in both science and industry grappling with how to best put torrents of data to work.
Aug 11, 2020
HP’s Jared Dame on How AI, Data Science Driving Demand for Powerful New Workstations - Ep. 122
00:28:35
Jared Dame, Z by HP's director of business development and strategy for AI, data science and edge technologies, spoke to AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about the role HP’s workstations play in cutting-edge AI and data science.
Jul 27, 2020
Not So Taxing: How Intuit Uses AI to Make Tax Day Easier - Ep. 121
00:30:01
Understanding the U.S. tax code can take years of study — it’s 80,000 pages long. Software company Intuit has decided that it’s a job for AI. Ashok Srivastava, its senior vice president and chief data officer, spoke to AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about how the company is utilizing machine learning to help customers with taxes and aid small businesses through the financial effects of COVID-19.
Jul 08, 2020
NVIDIA’s Jonah Alben Talks AI - Ep. 120
00:22:08
Imagine building an engine with 54 billion parts. Now imagine each piece is the size of a gnat’s eyelash. That gives you some idea of the scale Jonah Alben works at. Jonah is the co-leader of GPU engineering at Nvidia. The engines he builds are GPUs. Without these chips your favorite computer games and special-effects movies would look pretty lame. GPUs also power scientific simulations of everything from a Mars lander to a protein spike on the coronavirus… and, oh yes, these days they do much of the heavy lifting for the latest and greatest form of computing: AI.
May 27, 2020
NVIDIA’s Keith Strier Talks AI Nations - Ep. 119
00:29:09
As NVIDIA’s vice president of worldwide AI initiatives, Keith Strier is thinking on a global scale. He leads an initiative called AI Nations, a worldwide program that helps government leaders and stakeholders develop plans to implement AI to advance national priorities and drive economic growth. Strier spoke to AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about AI Nations, and how NVIDIA helps countries harness all the capabilities of AI — from enhancing their local startup ecosystems to developing autonomous public transportation systems.
Apr 30, 2020
Lenovo's Mike Leach on the Role of the Workstation in Modern AI - Ep. 118
00:28:56
Whether you're using the latest generation of AI enabled mobile apps or robust business systems powered on banks of powerful servers, chances are your technology was built, first, on a workstation. We spoke with Lenovo’s Mike Leach about how these workhorses are adapting to support a plethora of new kinds of AI applications.
Apr 22, 2020
Ford’s Nikita Jaipuria and Rohan Bhasin on Generating Synthetic Data - Ep. 117
00:23:20
Autonomous vehicles require a massive amount of data and computing power. Teaching a vehicle to see what’s on the road in front of it is a big part of the puzzle. Our guests today, Ford’s Nikita Jaipuria and Rohan Bhasin, are using Generative Adversarial Networks to help autonomous vehicle systems see as well in rain and snowy conditions as they do when it’s clear out.
Apr 21, 2020
Finding Trash in Sensitive Waterways with AI - Ep. 116
00:25:30
Cleaning up our oceans, rivers, and waterways have become a major environmental issue. Leaders in the field are now looking to begin harnessing modern AI and machine learning techniques to help tackle this immense challenge. We spoke with the San Francisco Estuary Institute’s Lorenzo Flores on using machine learning to find trash in environmentally sensitive waterways.
Apr 16, 2020
MIT’s Jonathan Frankle on “The Lottery Hypothesis” - Ep. 115
00:24:17
We spoke with Jonathan Frankle, a PhD student at MIT and coauthor of a seminal paper outlining a technique, known as the “The Lottery Ticket,” hypothesis that promises to help advance our understanding of why neural networks, and deep learning, works so well.
Apr 14, 2020
Credit Check: Capital One’s Kyle Nicholson on Modern Machine Learning in Finance - Ep. 114
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We spoke with Capital One Senior Software Engineer Kyle Nicholson on how modern machine learning techniques have become a key tool for financial and credit analysis.
Apr 09, 2020
Demystifying AI with NVIDIA’s Will Ramey - Ep. 113
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We brought back one of NVIDIA’s best explainers, Will Ramey, to provide an introduction to today’s AI boom and the key concepts behind it. Ramey, senior director and global head of developer programs at NVIDIA, led a webinar, "Deep Learning Demystified," as part of this year's GTC Digital online conference. https://developer.nvidia.com/gtc/2020/video/s22555
Apr 03, 2020
Speed of Light: SLAC’s Ryan Coffee Talks Ultrafast Science - Ep. 112
00:36:51
We spoke with a particle physicist Ryan Coffee, senior staff scientist at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory on how he — and others in his field — are putting deep learning to work. We include questions from friends, family and acquaintances in a wide-ranging conversation complementing a deep-dive session led by Ryan Coffee as part of GTC Digital.
Apr 03, 2020
Stanford's Margot Gerritsen on Data Science and Women in Tech - Ep. 111
00:34:10
On this episode of the NVIDIA AI Podcast, we interview Stanford Professor Margot Gerritsen about what’s next in data science, the growing role of women in data science, and how data science intersects with modern AI. For more, tune into Professor Gerritsen's Women in Data Science podcast https://www.widsconference.org/podcast.html
Mar 28, 2020
Keeping an Eye on AI: Building Ethical Technology at Salesforce - Ep. 110
00:33:34
Kathy Baxter, the architect of ethical AI practice at Salesforce, is helping her team and clients create more responsible technology. To do so, she supports employee education, the inclusion of safeguards in Salesforce technology, and collaboration with other companies to improve ethical AI across industries.
Mar 24, 2020
Nanotronics Brings Deep Learning to Precision Manufacturing - Ep. 109
00:23:24
Matthew Putman, this week’s guest on the AI Podcast, knows that the devil is in the details. That’s why he’s the co-founder and CEO of Nanotronics, a Brooklyn-based company providing precision manufacturing enhanced by AI, automation and 3D imaging.
Feb 17, 2020
NVIDIA’s Neda Cvijetic Explains the Science Behind Self-Driving Cars - Ep. 108
00:24:48
What John Madden was to pro football, Neda Cvijetic is to autonomous vehicles. No one’s better at explaining the action, in real time, than Cvijetic. Cvijetic, senior manager of autonomous vehicles at NVIDIA, drives our NVIDIA DRIVE Labs series of videos and blogs breaking down the science behind autonomous vehicles.
Feb 04, 2020
AI’s Mild Ride: RoadBotics Puts AI on Pothole Patrol - Ep. 107
00:25:10
National Pothole Day is Jan. 15. Its timing is no accident. All over the Northern hemisphere, potholes are at their suspension-wrecking, spine-shaking worst this month. Thanks to AI, one startup is working all year long to alleviate this menace. Benjamin Schmidt, president and co-founder of RoadBotics, is using the tech to pave the way to better roads.
Jan 09, 2020
Serkan Piantino’s Company Makes AI for Everyone - Ep. 106
00:23:17
Spell, founded by Serkan Piantino, is making machine learning as easy as ABC. Piantino, CEO of the New York-based startup and former director of engineering for Facebook AI Research, explained to AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz how he’s bringing compute power to those that don’t have easy access to GPU clusters.
Dec 18, 2019
Pod Squad: Descript Uses AI to Make Managing Podcasts Quicker, Easier - Ep. 105
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You can’t have an AI podcast and not interview someone using AI to make podcasts better. That’s why we reached out to serial entrepreneur Andrew Mason to talk to him about what he’s doing now. His company, Descript Podcast Studio, uses AI, natural language processing and automatic speech synthesis to make podcast editing easier and more collaborative.
Dec 04, 2019
Speaking the Same Language: How Oracle’s Conversational AI Serves Customers - Ep. 104
00:32:35
At Oracle, customer service chatbots use conversational AI to respond to consumers with more speed and complexity. Suhas Uliyar, vice president of bots, AI and mobile product management at Oracle, stopped by to talk to AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about how the newest wave of conversational AI can keep up with the nuances of human conversation.
Nov 21, 2019
AI4Good: Canadian Lab Empowers Women in Computer Science - Ep. 103
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Doina Precup is applying Romanian wisdom to the gender gap in the fields of AI and computer science. The associate professor at McGill University and research team lead at AI startup DeepMind spoke with AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about her personal experiences, along with the AI4Good Lab she co-founded to give women more access to machine learning training. Growing up in Romania, Precup attended a high school that specialized in computer science and a technical university. She didn’t experience gender disparity in these learning environments. “If anything, programming was considered a very good job for women, because you did not need to be working in the fields,” she explained. It made the gap in Canadian universities and companies even more noticeable. At McGill, Precup saw that female students were hesitant to speak up or pursue graduate studies. Together with Angelique Mannella, CEO of AM Consulting and an Amazon employee, Precup was inspired to start the AI4Good Lab in 2017.
Nov 13, 2019
AI Startup Brings Computer Vision to Customer Service - Ep. 102
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When your appliances break, the last thing you want to do is spend an hour on the phone trying to reach a customer service representative. Using computer vision, Drishyam.AI is eliminating service lines to help consumers more quickly. Satish Mandalika, the CEO and founder of the deep learning-based image recognition platform, spoke with AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about the company. “Customer support is ripe for disruption,” Mandalika said. Drishyam.AI is changing the game by giving customers an app that they use to take a picture of the product they need help with at any time of day or night, rather than calling a help line. Using computer vision, Drishyam.AI analyzes the issue and communicates directly with manufacturers, rather than going through retail outlets. This is more efficient because a product’s lifetime warranty is usually held by the company that made it, rather than the stores selling it like Home Depot and Lowe’s.
Oct 30, 2019
Clean Sweep: Tokyo Robotics Company Builds Tidying Robots - Ep. 101
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Though creating an autonomous robot that can tidy a room seems like enough of an achievement, Tokyo-based Preferred Networks goes one step further. By integrating natural language processing (NLP) into their technology, their robots respond to commands and adjust their actions. Jun Hatori, a software engineer at Preferred Networks, stopped to talk with AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about the company’s latest developments.
Oct 21, 2019
The Buck Starts Here: NVIDIA’s Ian Buck on What’s Next for AI - Ep. 100
00:28:14
AI is still young, but software is available to help even relatively unsophisticated users harness it. That’s according to Ian Buck, general manager of NVIDIA’s accelerated computing group, who shared his views in our latest AI Podcast. Buck, who helped lay the foundation for GPU computing as a Stanford doctoral candidate, will deliver the keynote address at GTC DC on Nov. 5. To sign up for GTC DC, visit https://nvda.ws/2Jzg7T1 and use the 'GMPOD' promo code for a 20% discount.
Oct 16, 2019
GauGAN Rocket Man: Conceptual Artist Uses AI Tools for Sci-Fi Modeling - Ep. 99
00:32:56
Have you ever wondered what it takes to produce the complex imagery in films like Star Wars or Transformers? The man behind the magic, Colie Wertz, is here to explain. Wertz is a conceptual artist and modeler who works on film, television and video games. He sat down with AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz to explain his specialty in hard modeling, in which he produces digital models of objects with hard surfaces like vehicles, robots and computers. To make these images, Wertz has taken to using AI art tools such as GauGAN, a real-time painting web app that allows users to create realistic landscapes using generative adversarial networks.
Oct 01, 2019
Say Yes to the AI Dress: Entrepreneur Brings GPUs to Fashion - Ep. 98
00:22:05
In the future imagined by Pinar Yanardag, a postdoctoral research associate at MIT Media Lab, AI will collaborate with humans, not replace them. This is the concept behind her project, “How to Generate (Almost) Anything,” which she created with other students from the MIT Media Lab and professionals in the Boston area. Yanardag sat down with AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz to talk about this project, along with her other new creations.
Sep 21, 2019
Focal Systems Brings AI to Grocery Stores - Ep. 97
00:25:12
We’ve all chosen the self-checkout stand over the human cashier, thinking it’ll take less time. But somehow, things take a terrible turn. The barcodes aren’t scanning, there’s a pop-up scolding you for not placing the product in the bagging area (though you did, of course), and an employee is coming over to fix the chaos. It would’ve taken less time to go to the cashier. Focal Systems is applying deep learning and computer vision to automate portions of retail stores in order to streamline store operations and get customers in and out more efficiently, without the pitfalls of the traditional self-checkout. CEO Francois Chaubard sat down with AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz to talk about how the company is changing retailers.
Sep 15, 2019
Kiwibots Bring Sustenance to Students - Ep. 96
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College students are many things — sleepy, overly caffeinated, stressed — but above all, they are hungry. Kiwi Campus is here to help. Co-founder and CEO of Kiwi Campus, Felipe Chávez, joined AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz to talk about Kiwi and its delivery service. Based in Berkeley, Calif., the company specializes in creating a robotic ecosystem for last mile delivery. Its solution is the Kiwibot. The small autonomous robot delivers orders seven days a week from 10 AM to 8 PM. Its coverage area includes UC Berkeley and the surrounding streets.
Sep 10, 2019
Dial A for AI: Charter Boosts Customer Service with AI - Ep. 95
00:19:23
Charter Communications is working to make customer service smarter even before an operator picks up the phone. Charter Communications, also known as Spectrum, is using AI to improve their customer service and process data more intelligently. Senior Director of Wireless Engineering Jared Ritter took a break from his presentations at GTC Santa Clara to talk to AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about Charter’s perspective on customer relations.
Sep 03, 2019
Doc.ai CEO Walter De Brouwer on How Federated Learning Can Help Keep Data Private- Ep. 94
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Artificial intelligence thrives on data, the more the better. But when we’re talking about putting data in many industries, such as health care, to work, things can get very complicated, very quickly. Walter De Brouwer is CEO of Doc.ai, a Silicon Valley based company that’s building a medical research platform that can address this issue with federated learning.
Aug 18, 2019
Forget Storming Area 51, AI’s Helping Astronomers Scour the Skies for Habitable Planets - Ep. 93
00:24:32
Imagine staring into the high-beams of an oncoming car. Now imagine trying to pick out a speck of dust in the glare of the headlights. That’s the challenge Olivier Guyon and Damien Gratadour face as they try to find the dull glint of an exoplanet — a planet orbiting a star outside our solar system — beside the bright light of its star. The pair -- Guyon is an instrument developer for Japan’s Subaru Telescope, and an astronomer at the University of Arizona; and Gratadour is an associate professor at the Observatoire de Paris and an instrument scientist at the Australian National University -- spoke with AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about how they’re using GPU-powered extreme adaptive optics in very large telescopes to image nearby habitable planets.
Aug 07, 2019
Making "Iron Man" Interface Real: AI-Based Virtualitics Demystifies Data Science with VR - Ep. 92
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The words “data science” often inspire feelings of dread or confusion. But Virtualitics, an AI-based analytics platform, is bringing creativity and excitement to the field through machine learning and immersive virtualization. In our latest episode of the AI Podcast, Virtualitics Machine Learning Projects Head Aakash Indurkhya spoke with AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about why VR can now be so useful.
Jul 28, 2019
Get Your Fashion Fix: Stitch Fix Adds AI Flair to Your Closet - Ep. 91
00:24:22
Some say style never fades, and now with the help of AI, finding one’s fashion sense is about to get a whole lot easier. Fashion ecommerce startup Stitch Fix is piecing together a seamless balance between AI-powered decision making and human judgement. We spoke with Stitch Fix Chief Algorithms Officer Brad Klingenberg about how the company is using AI to help us all dress better.
Jul 09, 2019
Talking Trucks with TuSimple's Chuck Price - Ep. 90
00:24:08
We’re all aware of the race to deliver self driving cars that will allow consumers to sit back and be chauffeured wherever they wish. But the implications of self-driving trucks might actually be bigger, in the short term. Our guest today is Chuck Price, Chief Product Officer of TuSimple, which is developing commercially ready level four fully autonomous driving solutions for the logistics industry: self-driving trucks. So let’s talk trucks.
Jul 02, 2019
Anthem Could Have Healthcare Industry Singing a New Tune - Ep. 89
00:21:13
AI is bringing convenience to your healthcare experience. Health insurance company Anthem helps patients personalize and better understand their healthcare information through AI. We spoke with Rajeev Ronanki, senior vice president and chief digital officer at Anthem, about how AI makes data "meaningful and useful," for the healthcare giant.
Jun 26, 2019
SAS Chief Operating Officer Oliver Schabenberger - Ep. 88
00:16:41
SAS Chief Operating Officer Oliver Schabenberger spoke with us about how organizations can use AI and related technologies.
Jun 04, 2019
AutoX's Professor X on the State of Automotive Autonomy - Ep. 87
00:21:20
The path to self driving vehicles is usually marked by six milestones, or levels, from level 0, or no automation, to level 5, or full autonomy. Jianxiong Xiao, CEO of of startup AutoX, has his sights set on level 4, defined by the National Highway Traffic Administration as “a car capable of performing all driving functions under certain conditions."
May 29, 2019
A-High: How Grownetics Automates Cannabis Cultivation with Deep Learning - Ep. 86
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Sticky. Kind. Chronic. Reefer. Forget the dated slang. These days the word is ‘opportunity.’ The market for legal cannabis in the United States was estimated at $12 billion last year, up 30% year over year from 2017, and it’s projected to grow to $44 billion by 2020. Our guests this episode is Vincent Harkiewicz, is CEO and co-founder of Boulder, Colorado-based Grownetics, a startup that sits at the intersection of agtech, marjijuana, data analytics and artificial intelligence.
May 21, 2019
Teaching Families to Embrace AI - Ep. 85
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Tara Chklovski is CEO and founder of Iridescent, a non-profit that provides access to hands on learning opportunities to prepare underrepresented children and adults for the future of work. She’s been called everything from the “pioneer empowering the incredible tech girls of the future,” to a “CEO science superstar hero.” Tara is here to talk about a bunch of things, including the UN’s AI for Good Global Summit this May in Geneva, and the AI World Championship, part of the AI Family Challenge, May 18 in Silicon Valley.
May 16, 2019
Astronomers Turn to AI as New Telescopes Come Online - Ep. 84
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Good news: astronomers are getting new tools to let them see further, better than ever before. The bad news: they’ll soon be getting more data than humans can handle. To turn the vast quantities of data that will be pouring out of these instruments into world-changing scientific discoveries, Brant Robertson, a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and an associate professor of astronomy at UC Santa Cruz, is turning to AI.
May 01, 2019
Primer's Sean Gourley on Bots, Propaganda and Fake News - Ep. 83
00:30:32
In 2015 today's guest penned an article called "Robot Propaganda" for Wired magazine. It contained this then bold prediction: "we are likely to see versions of these bots deployed on U.S. audiences as part of the 2016 presidential election campaigns." Well we all know how that turned out. Sean Gourley, founder and CEO of Primer, joined us to talk about bots, propaganda and fake news and how they relate to the work his own company is doing in natural language understanding and generation.
Apr 21, 2019
UC Berkeley’s Pieter Abbeel on How Deep Learning Will Help Robots Learn - Ep. 82
00:23:38
Robots can do amazing things. Compare even the most advanced robots to a three-year old, however, and they can come up short. UC Berkeley Professor Pieter Abbeel has pioneered the idea that deep learning could be the key to bridging that gap: creating robots that can learn how move through the world more fluidly and naturally. We caught up with Abbeel, who is director of the Berkeley Robot Learning Lab and cofounder of Covariant AI, a Bay Area company developing AI software that makes it easy to teach robots new and complex skills, at GTC 2019.
Apr 11, 2019
How the Breakthrough Listen Harnessed AI in the Search for Aliens - Ep. 81
00:18:41
UC Berkeley's Gerry Zhang talks about his work using deep learning to analyze signals from space for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations. And while we haven't found aliens, yet, the doctoral student has already made some extraordinary discoveries.
Mar 27, 2019
Ready for the Playoffs? Swish Analytics Can Help You Clean Up - Ep. 80
00:25:51
Not sure who will win the NBA playoffs? Looking for coaching when putting together your fantasy football team? Swish Analytics uses AI to help you pick winners. Corey Beaumont, co-founder and head of engineering at the startup, explains how Swish Analytics takes the same kind of mathematical models lenders use to assess whether a borrower is a good risk and applies them to the $1 trillion sports betting market.
Mar 14, 2019
How AI Helps GOAT Keep Sneakerheads a Step Ahead - Ep. 79
00:32:20
GOAT Group helps sneaker enthusiasts get their hands on authentic Air Jordans, Yeezys and a variety of old-school kicks with the help of AI. Michael Hall, director of data at GOAT Group explains how in a conversation with AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz.
Feb 26, 2019
How Nuance Brings AI to Healthcare - Ep. 78
00:23:16
You probably recognize the name Nuance from their work with speech recognition and virtual assistant technology. They’re one of the pioneers of voice recognition technology. Of course Nuance Communications has gotten into AI, but what you might not know is they’ve also gotten into using AI to chart the course of the healthcare industry and how physicians can use artificial intelligence to make people healthier and make their work better, Karen Holzberger is the vice president and general manager of Nuance’s Healthcare diagnostic solutions business.
Feb 11, 2019
Sort Circuit: How GPUs Helped One Man Conquer His Lego Pile - Ep. 77
00:30:11
At some point in life, every man faces the same great challenge: sorting out his children's Lego pile. Thanks to GPU-driven deep learning, Francisco "Paco" Garcia is one of the few men who can say they've conquered it. Here's how.
Jan 23, 2019
A Man, a GAN, and a 1080 Ti: How Jason Antic Created 'De-Oldify' - Ep. 76
00:28:46
You don't need to be an an academic or to work for a big company to get into deep learning. You can just be a guy with a NVIDIA GeForce 1080 Ti and a Generative Adversarial network. Jason Antic, who describes himself as "a software guy," began digging deep into GANS. Next thing you know: he’s created an increasingly popular tool that colors old black-and-white shots to make them look good. Interested in digging into AI for yourself? Listen and get inspired.
Jan 09, 2019
How SoundHound Uses AI to Bring Voice and Music Recognition to Any Platform - Ep. 75
00:28:34
SoundHound made its name as music identification service. Since then, SoundHound has become much more. It's leveraged its 10 plus years in data analytics to create a voice recognition tool companies can bake into any product. Here to tell us how SoundHound has grown into a major player in voice driven Ai is SoundHoud VP of Product Marketing Mike Zagorsek.
Dec 19, 2018
Good News About Fake News: AI Can Now Help Detect False Information - Ep. 74
00:26:45
With “Fake News” embedding itself into, well, our news, it’s become more important than ever to distinguish between content that is fake or authentic. That’s why Vagelis Papalexakis, a professor of computer science at the University of California, Riverside, developed an algorithm that detects fake news with 75 percent accuracy.
Dec 06, 2018
A Conversation with the Entrepreneur Behind the World's Most Realistic Artificial Voices - Ep. 73
00:36:08
Voice recognition is one thing, creating natural sounding artificial voices is quite another. Lyrebird - a member of NVIDIA’s Inception startup program - uses deep learning to take this a step further, with a system that's able to listen to a human voices and generate speech that mimics the sound of the original, human, speaker. We spoke with Lyrebird co-founder Jose Solero about the benefits of this technology, and why he feels the need to educate the public about what's possible.
Nov 21, 2018
Investor, AI Pioneer Kai-Fu Lee on the Future of AI in the US, China - Ep. 72
00:33:54
Dr. Kai-Fu Lee has been at the center of artificial intelligence for decades. Dr. Lee developed the world's first speaker independent continuous speech recognition system, selected as the most important innovation of the year by BusinessWeek, and that was back in 1988. In the three decades since, Dr. Lee has led teams at Apple, Silicon Graphics, Microsoft and Google. In 2009 Dr. Lee left Google to start Sinovation Ventures, which now manages a $2 billion fund focusing on technology startups in China and the United States. His latest book, "AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order," ranks number six on the New York Times Business Books best sellers list.
Nov 08, 2018
How Intuit Uses Deep Learning to Help You with Your Taxes - Ep. 71
00:32:02
Intuit Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer Ashok Srivastava on how the personal finance giant is using AI to help make us all smarter about our finances.
Oct 24, 2018
What's in Your Wallet? For Capital One, the Answer Is AI - Ep. 70
00:24:36
When you hear of AI and machine learning, it’s easy to think of technology companies leading the charge. Capital One is determined to change that. In a conversation with AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz, Nitzan Mekel, managing vice president of machine learning at Capital One, explained how the banking giant is integrating AI and machine learning into customer-facing applications such as fraud-monitoring and detection, call center operations and customer experience.
Oct 10, 2018
Cycle of DOOM Now Complete: Researchers Use AI to Generate New Levels for Seminal Videogame - Ep. 69
00:22:54
DOOM, of course, is foundational to 3D gaming. 3D gaming, of course, is foundational to GPUs. GPUs, of course, are foundational to deep learning, which is, now, thanks to a team of Italian researchers, two of whom we're bringing to you with this podcast, being used to make new levels for... DOOM.
Sep 17, 2018
This Astrophysics Grad Student Doesn't Always Make Memes... But When He Does, He Uses Deep Learning
00:27:10
What's a meme? And what makes a meme, dank? Today's guest is Lawrence Pierson, a PhD student in theoretical astrophysics at Stanford University, will answer these questions, and more. He's the author a paper detailing how he and a classmate built a neural network to generate memes. Some of them are even funny.
Aug 29, 2018
Teaching Bots Learn by Watching Human Behavior - Ep. 67
00:37:11
Robots following coded instructions to complete a task? Old school. Robots learning to do things by watching how humans do it? That’s the future. Earlier this year, Stanford’s Animesh Garg and Marynel Vázquez shared their research in a talk on “Generalizable Autonomy for Robotic Mobility and Manipulation” at the GPU Technology Conference last week. We caught up with them to learn more about generalizable autonomy - the idea that a robot should be able to observe human behavior, and learn to imitate it in a way that’s applicable to a variety of tasks and situations. Like learning to cook by watching YouTube videos, or figuring out how to cross a crowded room for another.
Aug 22, 2018
Startup Uses Deep Learning to Understand Voice - Ep. 66
00:26:35
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. As the years have passed what passed since the invention of the personal computer, what passes in the world of technology has changed dramatically. So what’s next? Voice computing is once answer. Voice computing is one of the hottest and most fascinating areas of today’s’ technology landscape. Peter Cahill is the CEO of Voysis, an Irish startup using AI to make voice computing more realistic, and a part of more online retail experiences everywhere.
Aug 08, 2018
Startup Uses AI to Help Airports Work More Smoothly - Ep. 65
00:24:14
Airport control towers are icons of the aviation industry. But a Canadian startup wants to use artificial intelligence to make them a relic of the past. Searidge Technologies believes AI powered video systems can do a better job.
Jul 18, 2018
Startup Uses AI to Give Consumers the Credit They Deserve - Ep. 64
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Credit scores are a funny thing. Funny might not be the right word, but you know what we mean. You can't have a credit score unless you have a credit history. You have to use your credit to keep your score up, but if your score's not good enough, you can't get credit. But never fear, AI and machine learning are here to help. Our guest on this episode is Ajay Gopal, he's with Deserve, a startup that's using machine learning to extend credit to people who may not have a typical credit history.
Jul 03, 2018
NVIDIA Chief Scientist Bill Dally on Where AI Goes Next - Ep. 62
00:26:37
NVIDIA researchers are gearing up to present 19 accepted papers and posters, seven of them during speaking sessions, at the annual Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference next week in Salt Lake City, Utah. Joining us to discuss some of what's being presented at CVPR, and to share his perspective on the world of deep learning and AI in general is one of the pillars of the computer science world, Bill Dally, chief scientist at NVIDIA.
Jun 13, 2018
How AI's Storming the Fashion Industry - Ep. 61
00:25:42
Smarts are always in fashion, and our next guest has that in spades. Costa Colbert has been chasing down how brains — both real and artificial — work for 30 years. Dr. Colbert — who holds degrees in fields ranging from neural science to electrical engineering — is known for his studies of information transmission in pyramidal neurons of the mammalian hippocampus and neocortex. At MAD Street Den his team is putting modern deep learning techniques to work for retailers in a wide variety of ways — including using Generative Adversarial Networks to create images of models wearing clothes.
Jun 07, 2018
Netflix's Justin Basilico on How Entertainment and AI Intersect - Ep. 60
00:19:15
NetFlix has changed the way we watch television for the better. The streaming video pioneer is much more than just an entertainment giant for the 21st century — it’s also a pioneer when it comes to using machine learning. While Justin Basilico, a research director with NetFlix, can’t share all the spoilers, he knows better than anyone how entertainment and machine learning intersect.
May 29, 2018
A USB Port for Your Body? Startup Uses AI to Connect Medical Devices to Nervous System - Ep. 59
00:20:12
Think of it as like a USB port for your body. Emil Hewage is the co-founder and CEO at Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems, a neural engineering startup. They UK startup is building interfaces that use AI to help plug medical devices int our nervous systems. CBAS was named one of the top startups at Y Combinator’s Winter ‘17 cohort by TechCrunch and won the top prize with accelerator MassChallenge UK 2015.
May 22, 2018
The Long View on Big Data: Wayne Thompson, Chief Data Scientist, SAS Data Science Institute - Ep. 58
00:18:48
Wayne Thompson was into big data, before big data was cool. Now the world — even much of our GPU Technology Conference — revolves around the kinds of challenges the 25-year veteran of analytics software developer SAS Institute has made a career of helping enterprises master. How did that happen? We asked Thomson, Chief Data Scientist of SAS Data Science Technologies to talk about the big data, big models, and big computations driving deep learning, and to give us some perspective about what makes today’s deep learning technologies different.
May 17, 2018
NVIDIA's Bryan Catanzaro on the Latest from NVIDIA Research - Ep. 57
00:19:40
This week's episode features Bryan Catanzaro, vice president of applied deep learning research at NVIDIA, and if you've been following the podcast for a while, you know that an earlier episode featuring Bryan is one of the most popular podcasts we've done. Bryan is going to walk us through some of the latest developments at NVIDIA research... as well as share a story that involves Andrew Ng and cats.
May 10, 2018
Grab and Go: Startup AiFi Using Deep Learning to Make Every Store Smarter - Ep. 56
00:18:51
Grab the goods and go. AiFi co-founder and CEO Steve Gu wants to give every store — from Mom and Pop bodegas to supermarket chains — the ability to let customers saunter out of the door without so much as a wave at a checker. The benefits involve more than just convenience: stores will have a better idea of how their customers behave and get a real-time bead on their inventory. To do that, our latest guests and his team at startup AiFi rely on advanced sensor fusion, simulation, and deep learning.
May 02, 2018
How Deep Learning Can Accelerate the Quest for Cheap, Clean Fusion Energy - Ep. 55
00:27:24
Clean, cheap fusion energy would change everything for the better. Our next guest, William Tang, has spent a career at the forefront of that field, currently as principal research physicist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. He’s also one of the world’s foremost experts on how the science of fusion energy, and high-performance computing intersect. Now, he sees new tools — deep learning and artificial intelligence — being put to work to enable big-data-driven discovery in key scientific endeavors, such a the quest to deliver Fusion energy.
Apr 25, 2018
A Conversation About Go, Sci-Fi, Deep Learning and Computational Chemistry - Ep. 54
00:26:25
Deep learning has helped machines understand how to move pieces around a board to master, and win, Go, the most complicated game mankind has ever invented. Now it's helping a new generation of chemists better understand how to move molecules around to model new kinds of materials. Our guest, Olexandr Isayev, an assistant professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, joined our show to explain how deep learning, Go, sci-fi, and computational chemistry intersect.
Apr 20, 2018
How Deep Learning Powered Cartman to Victory in the 2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge - Ep. 53
00:20:44
How do you win a fast-paced first-person shooter? Answer: it helps to have a good GPU, of course. How do you win one of the world’s most high profile robotics competitions? You guessed it, it helps to have a good GPU. Doug Morrison of the Australian Center for Robotic Vision helped lead the team that developed Cartman, a custom-built, cost-effective robotic system that picked and placed its way to victory in the 2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge global finals in Nagoya Japan last year.
Apr 12, 2018
Ep. 52: Live at GTC - How Deep Learning Can Fight Cancer
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We talk a lot about technology, and data, specifically, impacting all facets of modern life. In this episode we're going to look at data's role in addressing one of the biggest threats to life as we know it: cancer. We'll talk to Dr. Richard Wender, chief cancer control officer at the American Cancer Society about how technology is key to redefining how we look at, and fight, cancer.
Apr 04, 2018
Ep. 51: Live at GTC - Deep Learning Can Save Lives by Predicting Severe Weather
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One of the things that makes the weather so dangerous is that it's so hard to predict. Tornadoes, hail, high winds and flash floods cause billions of dollars worth of property damage, and injure or kill hundreds of people in the United States each year. Knowing when storms may strike can save lives, and property. Our guest is part of a team at the National Center for Atmospheric Research that's doing just that. We spoke with David John Gagne, a postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric Research about his work with deep learning at the GPU Technology Conference in Silicon Valley this week.
Mar 27, 2018
Ep. 50: How Deep Learning Can Make Your Lawyer More Productive
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Accountants have spreadsheets. Novelists have word processors. Now, deep learning promises to help take some of the grunt out of legal grunt work. Here's how one startup is using deep learning to help lawyers get legal work done faster and more accurately.
Mar 21, 2018
Ep. 49: How GoDaddy Uses AI to Help You Master the Value of Your Domain Name
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Ever since the internet went mainstream people have been struggling with perhaps the ultimate question: what do I call my web site? What domain name do I register? But almost as quickly as that became a question in people's mind, a secondary question came up: what's my domain name going to be worth? Well thanks to AI we have a better answer to that than ever. Joining us for this episode: Jason Ansel, senior principal engineer with GoDaddy, which is using AI to help you better understand the value of your domain name.
Mar 08, 2018
Ep. 48: Sarcasm Detector Uses AI to Understand People at Their Funniest, Meanest
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Sarcasm? On the Internet? You're kidding. But sarcasm is no joke. Long before today's sentiment analysis systems struggled to accurately understand human communication, people struggled to understand one another's sarcasm. Now, thanks to the work of Dr. Pushpak Bhattacharyya and his team computers are beginning to understand one of humanity's most challenging, and amusing, modes of communication. Dr. Bhattacharyya, director of IIT Patna, and a professor at the Computer Science and Engineering Department at IIT Bombay has spent the past few years using GPU-powered deep learning to detect sarcasm.
Feb 14, 2018
Ep. 47: How AI Can Improve Access to Palliative Care
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AI is being used to enhance and improve life in varied and often incredible ways. But what if we could use AI to improve the end of our lives, too? Our guest today is Anand Avati, a graduate student in the Artificial Intelligence Lab at Stanford University's Computer Science Department. Anand is co-author of a research paper entitled "Improving Palliative Care with Deep Learning" which details his team's use of a deep learning system to predict patient mortality with the aim of improving access to palliative care for critically-ill patients.
Jan 31, 2018
Ep. 46: When AI Meets Sci-Fi - A Talk with Award-Winning Author Ken MacLeod
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AI is getting better, and it's finding its way into more parts of our lives with each passing day. And talking about the future artificial intelligence has become a surefire way to spawn a thousand debates about the future, and nature, of humankind ourselves. Our guest today, Ken McLeod, is an award winning science fiction author whose work dives deep into the relationship between man and machine. His latest book, "The Corporation Wars: Emergence" is the final volume in an acclaimed trilogy whose cast of characters includes sentient robots, computer AIs that oversee Earth from afar, and, of course, emulated human minds running in digital simulations.
Jan 07, 2018
Ep. 45: How to Use AI, and Tinder, to Hack the Dating Scene
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Love. The search for love. The search even for someone you just kind of like. It's been the subject of poems, novels, songs, you name it. For as long as humans have been around, they've been looking for love. But what if you could use AI to automate the process? To help you with everything from finding your true match, to swiping through all those not quite true matches. Oscar Alsing, our guest on this episode, will talk about how he's used AI, and Tinder, to do just that.
Dec 26, 2017
Ep. 44: Forget Polls, Here's What Street View, and AI, Can Tell You About How People Will Vote
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Election polling is an inexact science. If you've been paying attention to American politics at all over the past year or two, you don't need us to tell you that. But what if instead of asking voters their opinions on the candidates or the issues you took a different approach, one that involves artificial intelligence... and cars. Joining us for this edition of the AI podcast is Timnit Gebru, a post-doctoral researcher at Microsoft Research in New York and a newly minted PhD from the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Timnit is co-author of a paper titled "Using Deep learning and Street View to Estimate the Demographic Makeup of Neighborhoods Across the United States."
Dec 20, 2017
Ep. 43: How Vincent AI Uses a Generative Adversarial Network to Let You Sketch Like Picasso
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Think you've got no artistic talent? You do now. Vincent AI is an application that lets you pick up a stylus, sketch out a few lines on a screen, and watch as your scribbles are turned into a work of art inspired by one of seven artistic masters. We speak with Monty Barlow, machine learning director for Cambridge Consultants, the technology development house behind this amazing demo.
Dec 06, 2017
Ep. 42: AI Serves Up Feast of Recipes for Thanksgiving (and Beyond)
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Ever see a photo of an amazing looking meal, maybe in a food magazine or an Instagram feed, and wish you had the recipe to make it yourself? Thanks to a project born out of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory we're a step closer to being able to do that. We talk with Nick Hynes, one of the minds and stomachs behind this effort just in time for Thanksgiving and the holiday food season.
Nov 23, 2017
Ep. 41: How Artomatix Uses AI to Generate Infinite Zombie Armies
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Whether you're wandering through the sprawling virtual worlds of Grand Theft Auto... or just trying out a new couch in Ikea's virtual living room, virtual worlds are everywhere. But there's as problem. There just aren't enough artists to build all these virtual worlds and populate them with foes... or furniture. We spoke with Artomatix co-founder Eric Risser about how deep learning can help artists fill such burgeoning virtual worlds.
Nov 05, 2017
Ep. 40: Using Deep Learning to Scan Your Shopping Basket
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Tired of waiting in checkout lines? Malong Technologies offers technology that may one day let you grab what you want and go. We spoke to this startup about how it's turning its prowess in some of the world's top image recognition contests into a service businesses can use to put image recognition to work.
Oct 25, 2017
Ep. 39: How Tattoodo Uses AI to Help You Find Your Next Tattoo
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Picture this, you find yourself in a tattoo parlor. But none of the dragons, flaming skulls, or gothic font lifestyle mottos you see on the wall seem like something you want on your body. So what do you do? You turn to AI, of course. We spoke to two members of the development team at Tattoodo.com, who created an app that uses deep learning to help you create the tattoo of your dreams.
Sep 28, 2017
Ep. 38: Spoiler Alert! AI Predicts Next Chapter in Game of Thrones Saga
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This might be the first time we've been able to say this, but we might have spoilers ahead on this episode. Joining us we have Zack Thoutt, a data scientist and a developer from Boulder, Colorado. Zack has done something we've all wanted to have done: he's working on finishing the books behind HBO's Game of Thrones - a Song of Ice and Fire - by putting an AI system to work with sometimes comical results.
Sep 14, 2017
Ep. 37: Sergey Levine on How Deep Learning Will Unleash a Robotics Revolution
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The robots that have taken on tasks in the real world - which is to say the world where physics apply - are primarily programmed to do a specific job, such as welding a joint in a car or sweeping up cat hair. So what if robots could learn, and take it a step further - what if they could teach themselves, and pass on their knowledge to other robots? Where could that take machines, and the notion of machine intelligence? And how fast could we get there? Those are the questions our guest Sergey Levine, an assistant professor at UC Berkeley's department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, is finding answers to.
Aug 30, 2017
Ep. 36: How AI Is Reshaping the Payments Industry
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The next time you don’t recognize a transaction listed on your monthly Paypal statement, rest assured: AI will likely identify the culprit and help ensure it won’t happen again. With advances in machine learning and the deployments of neural networks, logistic regression-powered models are expanding their uses throughout PayPal, Vadim Kutsyy, a data scientist at the online payments company, told host Michael Copeland on this week’s edition of the AI Podcast.
Aug 23, 2017
Ep. 35: Jetson Interns Assemble! Interns Discuss Amazing AI Robots They're Building
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We are here at the mothership of NVIDIA with this summer's Jetson interns. And Mokshith Voodarla, Mark Thies, Isaac Wilcove -- all recruited at top robotics competitions -- are building some amazing things with our Jetson embedded computing platform and deep learning, including a delivery robot, a robot that recognizes and disposes of trash, and a remote control car that can find people who are trapped in a building during a fire or earthquake.
Aug 17, 2017
Ep. 34: Pierre Barreau Explains How Aiva Uses Deep Learning to Make Music
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AI systems have been trained to take photos and transform them into the style of great artists like Van Gogh, Picasso, or J.M.W. Turner. Take a photo, pick a style, and what emerges looks kind of like the lost work of an artistic master. Now, AI is heading in a different artistic direction: music. The soaring music featured on today's podcast, which made its debut at our GPU Technology Conference, was composed by an AI system developed by our guest, Pierre Barreau, head of Luxembourg-based startup Aiva Technologies.
Aug 08, 2017
Ep. 33: Why Warehouses Could Be the Sweet Spot for Flying Robots
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We’ve heard of robots working in warehouses, picking the right windshield or a box of wiring harnesses from shevles. But what about making sure those shelves are stocked with the right stuff, in the right place, at the right time? Marc Gyongosi thinks that flying robots – better known as drones – are right for the job. Marc is the CEO founder of IFM, or Intelligent Flying Machines, which is pretty much what IFM does.
Aug 02, 2017
Ep. 32: Deep Learning Pioneer Andrew Ng on AI as the New Electricity
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Purple shirts, haircuts, and cats. How are these three all related? According to deep learning pioneer Andrew Ng, they all played a part in AI’s growing presence in our lives. Ng, formerly of Google and Baidu, and the founder of his new company, Deeplearning.ai, joined this week’s episode of the AI Podcast to share his thoughts on AI being the new electricity.
Jul 26, 2017
Ep. 31: Could an AI Win the Nobel Prize?
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Our guest on this segment, Paul Wigley, of the Australian National University, was part of a team of scientists who applied AI to an experiment to create a Bose-Einstein condensate. And in doing so they had a question: if we can use AI as a tool in this experiment, can we use AI as its own novel, scientist, to explore different parts of physics and different parts of science?
Jul 18, 2017
Ep. 30: Not Hotdog, When Ridiculous AI Fiction Becomes Hilarious Reality
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Tim Anglade, a consultant with HBO's "Silicon Valley," has engineered an app that solves an important problem for all of us: is that a hot dog... or not? The app was dreamed up by the writers and producers of HBO's hit comedy and brought to the real world by Anglade thanks to deep learning.
Jul 13, 2017
Ep. 29: TuSimple's Xiaodi Hou Talks About Bringing Driverless Trucks to Highways
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We all know about driverless cars, driverless cars get all the love and all the attention, because we don't want to drive. But we're going to talk in this segment about autonomous trucks, how and why we need autonomous trucks in many ways just as much as we need autonomous cars. To do that, we're talking to Xiaodi Hou the CTO and co-founder of TuSimple, a company that is bringing driverless trucks to the road.
Jul 06, 2017
Ep. 28: How Syed Ahmed Taught AI to Translate Sign Language
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We all know how far AI, and in particular deep learning, have pushed speech recognition, whether that is with Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant, Our guest on this segment, Syed Ahmed, is directing the power of AI towards another form of communication, American Sign Language. And what Syed has done is set up a deep learning model that translates American Sign Language into the English Language.
Jun 28, 2017
Ep. 27: Danny Lange, of Unity Technologies, on How AI Can Enhance Gaming, and Gaming Can Enhance AI
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Over the last few years data intensive machine learning solutions have supplanted rule-based software systems at many technology-based companies. Think about Amazon, Netflix, and Uber. But the gaming world hasn't exactly followed suit, at least not as quickly. Most games are still a delicate mix of hard-wired behavior in the form of traditional code, and somewhat more responsive behavior in the form of large collections of rules. Our guest, Danny Lange, VP of AI and Machine Learning at Unity Technologies, is taking a different tack, using deep learning to help with game creation, that subtle combination of art, story, and software.
Jun 21, 2017
Ep. 26: Deep Learning Promises to Bring Algorithmic Investing Smarts to the Rest of Us
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In recent years hedge funds have taken the lead in algorithmic investing - or robo-trading as it’s sometimes called. But there’s no reason the hedge fund world should have all the good stuff. In this episode of the AI Podcast, we speak with Gaurav Chakravorty, co-founder of qplum, a startup that’s working to bring that same machine learning investing approach to the rest of us.
Jun 14, 2017
Ep. 25: Google's Ian Goodfellow on How an Argument in a Bar Led to Generative Adversarial Networks
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How an argument in a bar led Google's Ian Goodfellow to create Generative Adversarial Networks - deep learning systems that argue with each other - an AI breakthrough that promises to help researchers build systems that can learn with less human intervention.
Jun 07, 2017
Ep. 24: How Yahoo Uses AI to Create Instant eSports Highlight Reels
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Whatever sport we follow, we all love a good highlight reel - and we want those highlights now. And whether they're following StarCraft II, League of Legends, or Heroes of the Storm, eSports fans are no different. To highlight the kills, and thrills, of a great eSports competition, Yale Song, Senior Research Scientist at Yahoo! Research, turned to AI.
May 31, 2017
Ep. 23: How Airbus A³ Plans to Bring Autonomous Air Taxis to Urban Skies
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With self-driving cars generating so much buzz, it’s hard to believe that a self-piloting air taxi is, err, flying under the radar. But not for long. We spoke with Arne Stoschek, head of autonomous systems at Airbus A3 (pronounced “A-cubed”), the Silicon Valley-based advanced products and partnerships outpost of Airbus Group about a plan to bring a self-piloted air taxi to the Bay Area’s skies.
May 22, 2017
Ep. 22: Kitt.ai Co-Founder on How AI Lets Us Talk with Our Machines
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We spoke with Xuchen Yao, co-founder of Kitt.ai, a startup using AI to build better chat experiences, about how voice and chat are turning into rich, interactive interfaces for a new generation of AI-powered services.
May 16, 2017
Ep. 21: Live at GTC - How AI and VR Intersect
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Are AI and VR the peanut butter and chocolate of computing? Are they a match made in heaven? We spoke with Michael Ludden, who heads up IBM Watson's AI and VR labs, about how these two technologies intersect at this week's GPU Technology Conference.
May 12, 2017
Ep. 20: Live at GTC - How AI Will Bring More Joy to Your Cooking
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We spoke with Innit Chief Technology Officer Hristo Bojinov about all the surprising ways deep learning can help us better manage the very personal relationship we all have with food — from meal planning to kitchen inventory to cooking the perfect roast chicken.
May 11, 2017
Ep. 19: AI Food Delivery Bots Rolling Through San Francisco
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We spoke with the team at Marble, which has turned AI loose on the streets of San Francisco delivering food in San Francisco's vibrant Mission District.
May 03, 2017
Ep. 18: How AI Learns Racism, Sexism
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We spoke with Princeton researcher Aylin Caliskan, co-author of a headline-grabbing paper published in Science magazine earlier this month. Her paper details how learning machines can sometimes learn all too well, picking up our biases as well as our brilliance.
Apr 23, 2017
Ep. 17: Training an AI to Play Mario Kart 64
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Previous episodes discussed deep learning systems trained to master games like Chess, Go, and even Texas Hold 'Em. But training a deep neural net on a racing game like Mario Kart 64? What can you learn from that? A lot, it turns out, explains Kevin Hughes.
Apr 07, 2017
Ep. 16: Growth Opportunity - How AI Puts Lettuce in Your Salad Bowl
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If you're looking for the impact of deep learning, look to the end of your fork. We spoke with Blue River Technology co-founder and CTO Lee Redden about how the startup put deep learning to work tending 10% of the lettuce produced in the United States, and how deep learning promises to unleash a new agricultural revolution.
Apr 04, 2017
Ep. 15: How AI Beat the Pros at Texas Hold'em, and Why It Matters
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We spoke with Michael Bowling, a professor at the University of Alberta whose team of researchers created a GPU-trained AI that has defeated professional poker players at heads-up no-limit Texas hold’em. The work promises to yield applications in the real world, where — unlike games such as Go and Chess — we often have to make decisions based on incomplete information.
Mar 25, 2017
Ep. 14: AI Takes Wing – Deep Learning Hears Once Extinct Bird
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We speak with Matthew McKown, CEO of Conservation Metrics, about how deep learning techniques helped rediscover a bird that was once thought extinct, and how GPU-powered AI now helps biologists crunch vast quantities of data to spot trends that would have been impossible to detect before.
Mar 20, 2017
Ep. 13: How AI Can Improve Brain Tumor Treatment
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We talk with Dr. Bradley Erickson, a Mayo Clinic neuroradiologist, who uses AI to predict tumor genomics using MRIs. His method could give doctors easier access to invaluable genetic information. Information that could predict how quickly a tumor will progress, and if it will respond to specific drugs and other treatments.
Mar 16, 2017
Ep. 12: How AI Can Improve the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases
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Medicine — particularly radiology and pathology — have become more data-driven. The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Clinical Data Science — led by Mark Michalski — promises to accelerate that, using AI technologies to spot patterns that can improve the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
Mar 07, 2017
Ep. 11: How a Computer Scientist Uses AI to Read Lost Literature
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University of Kentucky Computer Science Professor Brent Seales caused a worldwide sensation when he and his team were able to use non-invasive scans to unlock writings on the ancient En-Gedi scroll to reveal the earliest copy of a Pentateuchal book — Leviticus — ever found in a Holy Ark. Now he’s turning his expertise to more ancient texts, this time from the lost Roman city of Herculaneum.
Feb 28, 2017
Ep. 10: Turning AI Loose on the Track with Roborace
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If you want to bring autonomous vehicles to the mainstream, fast, first you’ve got to go fast. We spoke with Jonathan Cooke, chief marketing officer of Roborace, the first ever driverless electric racing championship, who wants to turn autonomous racing into a spectator sport that will spark the creation of more powerful, capable automotive AI.
Feb 22, 2017
Ep. 9: Winning the Cybersecurity Cat and Mouse Game with AI
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Cybersecurity is a cat-and-mouse game where the mouse always has long had the upper hand because it’s so easy for new malware to go undetected. Dr. Eli David, an expert in computational intelligence and CTO of Deep Instinct, wants to use AI to change that, bringing the GPU-powered deep learning techniques underpinning modern speech and image recognition to the vexing world of cybersecurity.
Feb 08, 2017
Ep. 8: Better Beer Through AI
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Whether brewing hearty stouts or crisp lagers, flavor is a fickle thing. Not only is it hard to create consistently good brew, as humans our ability to identify - and remember - flavors is flawed. Yet brands worth billions rely on creating consistent flavors. We talk to Jason Cohen, founder of Gastrograph, who is using AI to help businesses that create beer, chocolate, wine, coffee, and spirits better understand flavor.
Jan 31, 2017
Ep. 7: How Humans Bias AI - Narrative Science Chief Scientist Kris Hammond
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It’s easy to think of AI as cold, unbiased, objective. Not quite, suggests Narrative Science Chief Scientist Kris Hammond explains, because we never know when AI will repeat our biases back to us.
Jan 22, 2017
Ep. 6: How AI Turns Kiddie Cars Into Autonomous Racers
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Take brains, a few hundred bones and a pink Barbie jeep. What have you got? For inventive hackers, a new sport filled with f-words -- fast, furious, frugal. Founder of the Power Racing Series Jim Burke talks about why he’s bringing autonomous vehicles to a racing event built on the backs of $500 kiddie cars.
Jan 18, 2017
Ep. 5: How Deep Learning Will Reshape Our Cities
00:40:08
Deep learning promises to do more than just reshape city streets. We talked to Lynn Richards, president and CEO of the Congress for New Urbanism and Charles Marohn, president and co-founder of Strong Towns, about how. AI will do much more than automate driving. It promises to help create more liveable cities. And help put expensive infrastructure where we need it most.
Jan 08, 2017
Ep. 4: How AI Will Revolutionize Driving — Danny Shapiro, NVIDIA
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Autonomous vehicles will need to do much more than master object detection. Self-driving vehicles will need technology able to integrate visual computing, artificial intelligence, and high-performance computing, NVIDIA's Danny Shapiro explains.
Dec 18, 2016
Ep. 3: Deep Learning DIY - NVIDIA Engineer Bob Bond, Make: Magazine Executive Editor Mike Senese
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Deep learning isn't just for research scientists anymore. Hobbyists can use consumer grade GPUs and open-source DNN software to tackle common household tasks from ant control to chasing away stray cats.
Dec 11, 2016
Ep. 2: Where Deep Learning Goes Next - Bryan Catanzaro, NVIDIA Applied Deep Learning Research
00:32:52
Bryan Catanzaro, vice president for applied deep learning research at NVIDIA, talks about how we know an AI technology is working, the potential for AI-powered speech, and where we’ll see the next deep learning breakthroughs.
Dec 01, 2016
Ep. 1: Deep Learning 101 - Will Ramey, NVIDIA Senior Manager for GPU Computing
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Think of our inaugural episode of The AI Podcast as a guide for the perplexed. Host Michael Copeland speaks with NVIDIA's Will Ramey about the history behind today's AI boom and the key concepts you need to know to get your head around a technology that's reshaping the world.
Nov 30, 2016