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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.

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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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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@NvidiaAI

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English

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650 590 4713


Episodes

Waabi CEO Raquel Urtasun on Using AI, Simulation to Teach Autonomous Vehicles to Drive - Ep. 169

5/4/2022
Teaching the AI brains of autonomous vehicles to understand the world as humans do requires billions of miles of driving experience. The road to achieving this astronomical level of driving leads to the virtual world. On the latest episode of the AI Podcast, Waabi CEO and founder Raquel Urtasun joins NVIDIA’s Katie Burke Washabaugh to talk about the role simulation technology plays in developing production-level autonomous vehicles. Waabi is an autonomous-vehicle system startup that uses...

Duration:00:22:19

What Is Conversational AI? ZeroShot Bot CEO Jason Mars Explains - Ep. 168

4/27/2022
Entrepreneur Jason Mars calls conversation our “first technology.” Before humans invented the wheel, crafted a spear or tamed fire, we mastered the superpower of talking to one another. That makes conversation an incredibly important tool. But if you’ve dealt with the automated chatbots deployed by the customer service arms of just about any big organization lately — whether banks or airlines — you also know how hard it can be to get it right. Deep learning AI and new techniques such as...

Duration:00:38:26

MLCommons’ David Kanter, NVIDIA’s Daniel Galvez on Publicly Accessible Datasets - Ep. 167

4/11/2022
In deep learning and machine learning, having a large enough dataset is key to training a system and getting it to produce results. So what does a ML researcher do when there just isn’t enough publicly accessible data? Enter the MLCommons Association, a global engineering consortium with the aim of making ML better for everyone. MLCommons recently announced the general availability of the People’s Speech Dataset, a 30,000 hour English-language conversational speech dataset, and the...

Duration:00:35:02

Polestar’s Dennis Nobelius on the Sustainable Performance Brand’s Plans - Ep. 166

3/28/2022
Polestar Chief Operating Officer Dennis Nobelius sees driving enjoyment and autonomous-driving capabilities complementing one another in sustainable vehicles that keep driving — and the driver — front and center. NVIDIA’s Katie Washabaugh spoke with Nobelius for the latest episode of the AI Podcast about the role the performance brand will play as vehicles become greener and more autonomous. Nobelius touched on the sustainable automaker’s plans to unveil its third vehicle, the Polestar 3,...

Duration:00:17:22

Robust Intelligence CEO Yaron Singer on How to Prevent AI Failures - Ep. 165

3/16/2022
Sometimes AI models fail, just like everything else in the world fails sometimes. That's where today's guest comes in. Yaron Singer is co- founder and CEO of Robust Intelligence, a company founded in 2019, out of research Singer was doing in his other job, as the Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Harvard University. Robust Intelligence, RI, for short, has developed a sort of AI firewall that wraps around a company's AI models to protects them from making...

Duration:00:23:25

Recommender Systems 101: NVIDIA’s Even Oldridge Breaks It Down - Ep. 164

3/1/2022
The very thing that makes the internet so useful to so many people — the vast quantity of information that’s out there — can also make going online frustrating. There’s so much available that the sheer volume of choices can be overwhelming. That’s where recommender systems come in, explains NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz. To dig into how recommender systems work — and why these systems are being harnessed by companies in industries around the globe — Kravitz spoke to Even Oldridge,...

Duration:00:38:04

Listen Up: How Audio Analytic Is Teaching Machines to Listen - Ep. 161

3/1/2022
From active noise cancellation to digital assistants that are always listening for your commands, audio is perhaps one of the most important but often overlooked aspects of modern technology in our daily lives. Audio Analytic has been using machine learning that enables a vast array of devices to make sense of the world of sound. We spoke with Dr. Chris Mitchell, CEO and founder of Audio Analytic about the challenges, and the fun, involved in teaching machines to listen.

Duration:00:31:30

Exaggeration Detector Could Lead to More Accurate Health Science Journalism - Ep. 163

2/15/2022
It would be an exaggeration to say you’ll never again read a news article overhyping a medical breakthrough. But, thanks to researchers at the University of Copenhagen, spotting hyperbole may one day get more manageable. In a paper, Dustin Wright and Isabelle Augenstein explain how they used NVIDIA GPUs to train an “exaggeration detection system” to identify overenthusiastic claims in health science reporting. The paper comes amid a pandemic that has fueled demand for understandable,...

Duration:00:29:46

NVIDIA’s Sarah Tariq Turning Cars into Software-Defined Vehicles - Ep. 162

2/7/2022
Autonomous driving has evolved from science fiction to technology that is actively deployed on roads today. Sarah Tariq, vice president of autonomous driving software at NVIDIA, has been a key player in this transition. She worked on the ground floor of autonomous vehicle development at both NVIDIA and robotaxi company Zoox, and is now developing solutions for the coming generation of software-defined vehicles. Tariq is working to redefine how the world views personal transportation,...

Duration:00:18:11

Fusing Art and Tech: MORF Gallery CEO Scott Birnbaum on Digital Paintings, NFTs and More - Ep. 160

1/18/2022
Browse through MORF Gallery — virtually or at an in-person exhibition — and you’ll find robots that paint, digital dreamscape experiences, and fine art brought to life by visual effects. The gallery showcases cutting-edge, one-of-a-kind artwork from award-winning artists who fuse their creative skills with AI, machine learning, robotics and neuroscience. Scott Birnbaum, CEO and co-founder of MORF Gallery, a Silicon Valley startup, spoke with NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about digital...

Duration:00:30:54

‘AI Dungeon’ Creator Nick Walton Uses AI to Generate Infinite Gaming Storylines - Ep. 159

1/2/2022
What started as Nick Walton’s college hackathon project grew into AI Dungeon, a popular text adventure game with over 1.5 million users. Walton is the co-founder and CEO of Latitude, a Utah-based startup that uses AI to create unique gaming storylines. He spoke with NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about how natural language processing methods can generate infinite open-ended adventure plots for interactive games like AI Dungeon, which draws an average of 150,000 new players each month....

Duration:00:25:55

AI Pioneer Kai-Fu Lee Discusses His New Work of Fiction - Ep. 158

12/12/2021
One of AI’s greatest champions has turned to fiction to answer the question: how will technology shape our world in the next 20 years? Kai-Fu Lee, CEO of Sinovation Ventures and a former president of Google China, spoke with NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future. The book, his fourth available in the U.S. and first work of fiction, was in collaboration with Chinese sci-fi writer Chen Qiufan, also known as Stanley Chan. Lee and Chan blend their...

Duration:00:30:19

Real or Not Real? Attorney Steven Frank Uses Deep Learning to Authenticate Art - Ep. 157

11/29/2021
Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Jesus, known as Salvator Mundi, was sold at a British auction for nearly half a billion dollars in 2017, making it the most expensive painting ever to change hands. However, even art history experts were skeptical about whether the work was an original of the master rather than one of his many protégés. Steven Frank is a partner at the law firm Morgan Lewis, specializing in intellectual property and commercial technology law. He’s also half of the husband-wife...

Duration:00:41:25

AI of the Tiger: Conservation Biologist Jeremy Dertien - Ep. 156

11/5/2021
Fewer than 4,000 tigers remain worldwide, according to Tigers United, a university consortium that recently began using AI to help save the species. Jeremy Dertien is a conservation biologist with Tigers United and a Ph.D. candidate in wildlife biology and conservation planning at Clemson University. He spoke with NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about a project deploying AI-equipped cameras to monitor poaching in central India, where more than 70 percent of the remaining tiger...

Duration:00:31:25

Metaspectral’s‌ ‌Migel‌ ‌Tissera‌ ‌on‌ ‌AI-Based‌ ‌Data‌ ‌Management‌ ‌ - Ep. 155

11/2/2021
‌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...

Duration:00:31:42

Researchers Chris Downum and Leszek Pawlowicz Use Deep Learning to Accelerate Archaeology - Ep. 154

10/19/2021
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....

Duration:00:26:28

Maya Ackerman on LyricStudio, an AI-Based Writing Songwriting Assistant - Ep. 153

9/30/2021
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....

Duration:00:34:40

Wild Things: NVIDIA’s Sifei Liu Talks 3D Reconstructions of Endangered Species - Ep. 152

9/19/2021
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....

Duration:00:21:08

GANTheftAuto: Harrison Kinsley on AI-Generated Gaming Environments - Ep. 151

9/6/2021
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/

Duration:00:29:45

GE's Danielle Merfeld and Arvind Rangarajan on AI and Renewable Energy - Ep. 150

8/19/2021
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....

Duration:00:31:11