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This eight part series hosted by mathematician and broadcaster Hannah Fry aims to give listeners an inside look at the fascinating world of AI research and explores some of the questions and challenges the whole field is wrestling with today.

This eight part series hosted by mathematician and broadcaster Hannah Fry aims to give listeners an inside look at the fascinating world of AI research and explores some of the questions and challenges the whole field is wrestling with today.
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United Kingdom

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This eight part series hosted by mathematician and broadcaster Hannah Fry aims to give listeners an inside look at the fascinating world of AI research and explores some of the questions and challenges the whole field is wrestling with today.

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@deepmind_AI

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English

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7950466849


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Demis Hassabis: The interview

9/17/2019
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In this special extended episode, Hannah Fry meets Demis Hassabis, the CEO and co-founder of DeepMind. She digs into his former life as a chess player, games designer and neuroscientist and explores how his love of chess helped him to get start-up funding, what drives him and his vision, and why AI keeps him up at night. If you have a question or feedback on the series, message us on Twitter (@DeepMindAI using the hashtag #DMpodcast) or emailing us at podcast@deepmind.com. Further...

Duration:00:36:58

Towards the future

9/10/2019
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AI researchers around the world are trying to create a general purpose learning system that can learn to solve a broad range of problems without being taught how. Koray Kavukcuoglu, DeepMind’s Director of Research, describes the journey to get there, and takes Hannah on a whistle-stop tour of DeepMind’s HQ and its research. If you have a question or feedback on the series, message us on Twitter (@DeepMindAI using the hashtag #DMpodcast) or emailing us at podcast@deepmind.com. Further...

Duration:00:26:09

AI for everyone

9/3/2019
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While there is a lot of excitement about AI research, there are also concerns about the way it might be implemented, used and abused. In this episode Hannah investigates the more human side of the technology, some ethical issues around how it is developed and used, and the efforts to create a future of AI that works for everyone. If you have a question or feedback on the series, message us on Twitter (@DeepMindAI using the hashtag #DMpodcast) or emailing us at podcast@deepmind.com. Further...

Duration:00:29:22

Out of the lab

8/27/2019
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The ambition of much of AI research is to create systems that can help to solve problems in the real world. In this episode, Hannah meets the people building systems that could be used to save the sight of thousands, help us solve one of the most fundamental problems in biology and reduce energy consumption in an effort to combat climate change. But whilst there is great potential, there are also important obstacles that will need to be tackled for AI to be used effectively, safely and...

Duration:00:31:22

AI, Robot

8/20/2019
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Forget what sci-fi has told you about superintelligent robots that are uncannily human-like; the reality is more prosaic. Inside DeepMind’s robotics laboratory, Hannah explores what researchers call ‘embodied AI’: robot arms that are learning tasks like picking up plastic bricks, which humans find comparatively easy. Discover the cutting-edge challenges of bringing AI and robotics together, and learning from scratch how to perform tasks. She also explores some of the key questions about...

Duration:00:32:33

Life is like a game

8/20/2019
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Video games have become a favourite tool for AI researchers to test the abilities of their systems. In this episode, Hannah sits down to play StarCraft II - a challenging video game that requires players to control the onscreen action with as many as 800 clicks a minute. She is guided by Oriol Vinyals, an ex-professional StarCraft player and research scientist at DeepMind, who explains how the program AlphaStar learnt to play the game and beat a top professional player. Elsewhere, she...

Duration:00:26:52

Go to Zero

8/20/2019
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In March 2016, more than 200 million people watched AlphaGo become first computer program to defeat a professional human player at the game of Go, a milestone in AI research that was considered to be a decade ahead of its time. Since then the team has continued to develop the system and recently unveiled AlphaZero: a program that has taught itself how to play chess, Go, and shogi. Hannah explores the inside story of both with Lead Researcher David Silver and finds out why games are a useful...

Duration:00:25:40

AI and Neuroscience: The virtuous circle

8/20/2019
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What can the human brain teach us about AI? And what can AI teach us about our own intelligence? These questions underpin a lot of AI research. In this first episode, Hannah meets the DeepMind Neuroscience team to explore these connections and discovers how our brains are like birds’ wings, what training a dog and an AI agent have in common, and why the simplest things for people to do are, paradoxically, often the hardest for machines. If you have a question or feedback on the series,...

Duration:00:34:02

DeepMind: The Podcast - trailer

8/12/2019
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Over the past 12 months, mathematician and broadcaster Hannah Fry has explored DeepMind's headquarters in London to get an inside look at artificial intelligence (AI) research and where it is going. The result - DeepMind: the Podcast - offers diverse perspectives from scientists, researchers and engineers. Along the way, she explores what they are working on, how they’re approaching the science of AI and some of the tricky decisions the whole field is wrestling with at the moment....

Duration:00:03:09