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Eye on A.I. tracks new developments in artificial intelligence research, hosted by longtime New York Times journalist Craig S. Smith. In each episode, Craig will discuss aspects of AI with some of the people making a difference in the space, putting incremental advances into a broader context. AI is about to change your world, so pay attention.

Eye on A.I. tracks new developments in artificial intelligence research, hosted by longtime New York Times journalist Craig S. Smith. In each episode, Craig will discuss aspects of AI with some of the people making a difference in the space, putting incremental advances into a broader context. AI is about to change your world, so pay attention.
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Eye on A.I. tracks new developments in artificial intelligence research, hosted by longtime New York Times journalist Craig S. Smith. In each episode, Craig will discuss aspects of AI with some of the people making a difference in the space, putting incremental advances into a broader context. AI is about to change your world, so pay attention.

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Episodes

Episode 7 - Ben Rosman

12/20/2018
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In this episode of Eye on AI, I talk to Ben Rosman, who runs Africa’s largest machine learning lab at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he is focused on reinforcement learning. Ben has been instrumental in unifying and upgrading the continent’s machine-learning capabilities in hopes of making Africa a player in the artificial intelligence revolution. If you wanted to know what’s going on with AI in Africa, Ben will fill you in. I hope you find him as...

Duration:00:23:29

Episode 6 - Julian Togelius

11/27/2018
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In this episode of Eye on AI, I talk to Julian Togelius, perhaps the most prolific researcher at the intersection of video games and artificial intelligence. Julian works on AI for games and games for AI. Some of his most significant work is in training deep neural networks to play video games and generalize what they have learned, a critical step toward artificial general intelligence. For those of you who don't understand the importance of video games to artificial intelligence research,...

Duration:00:27:03

Episode 5 - Miles Brundage

11/6/2018
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In this episode of Eye on AI, I talk to Miles Brundage, who studies the societal impacts of artificial intelligence and works on the policy team of OpenAI, the nonprofit A.I. research company founded by Elon Musk. When I spoke to Miles, he was a research fellow at the University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute, where he remains an associate. We talked about the policy side of AI security and whether he is optimistic that regulations can steer machine learning applications away...

Duration:00:22:06

Episode 4 - Kaifu Lee

10/22/2018
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In this episode of Eye on AI, I talk to Kaifu Lee, a thought leader on AI in China. Kaifu just published the book, AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order. We talked about the premise of the book, which is that China has already caught up with the US in the field of AI and is poised to surpass it. While China may lag on basic research, it has the formula to excel in implementation. I hope you find Kaifu as interesting as I did.

Duration:00:26:11

Episode 3 - Misha Bilenko

10/8/2018
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In Episode 3 of Eye on AI, I talk to Misha Bilenko, head of AI at Yandex, the Google of Russia, about Vladimir Putin’s claim that whomever dominates AI will rule the world; about Yandex’s chatty virtual assistant, Alice; and how AI has made the dead poet Pushkin relevant today.

Duration:00:19:42

Episode 2 demo - Jack Clark

10/8/2018
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In Episode 2 of Eye on AI, I talk to Jack Clark, Strategy and Communications Director at OpenAI, a nonprofit A.I. research company, in a wide-ranging conversation off of things highlighted in Jack’s popular Import AI newsletter. Topics include whether A.I. will be used to trade cryptocurrencies; about A.I. used to speed up the creation of A.I. systems and how long will it be before A.I. does it all; evolution strategies as an alternative to reinforcement learning; the great global divide...

Duration:00:27:31

Episode 1 demo - Jack Clark

10/8/2018
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In Episode 1 of Eye on AI, I talk to Jack Clark, Strategy and Communications Director at OpenAI, a nonprofit A.I. research company, in a wide-ranging conversation off of things highlighted in Jack’s popular Import AI newsletter. Topics include Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s comment that the advent of artificial intelligence to man’s discovery of fire; the chances that the world’s nation states can create and adhere to international norms governing A.I., preventing the spread of dangerous...

Duration:00:33:06