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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

Exploring the AI Startup Ecosystem with NVIDIA Inception’s Jeff Herbst - Ep. 128

9/22/2020
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...

Duration:00:33:54

NVIDIA Research's David Luebke on Intersection of Graphics, AI - Ep. 127

9/9/2020
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.

Duration:02:29:28

Picture Perfection: Topaz Labs CTO Albert Yang Will Take Your Snapshots to the Next Level - Ep. 126

8/30/2020
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...

Duration:00:28:39

Hugging Face’s Sam Shleifer Talks Natural Language Processing - Ep. 124

8/19/2020
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...

Duration:00:32:44

NVIDIA Research's Aaron Lefohn on What's Next at Intersection of AI and Computer Graphics – Ep. 125

8/16/2020
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...

Duration:00:34:04

Here Comes the Sun: NASA Scientists Talk Solar Physics - Ep. 123

8/10/2020
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...

Duration:00:43:29

HP’s Jared Dame on How AI, Data Science Driving Demand for Powerful New Workstations - Ep. 122

7/26/2020
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.

Duration:00:28:35

Not So Taxing: How Intuit Uses AI to Make Tax Day Easier - Ep. 121

7/7/2020
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.

Duration:00:30:01

NVIDIA’s Jonah Alben Talks AI - Ep. 120

5/27/2020
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...

Duration:00:22:08

NVIDIA’s Keith Strier Talks AI Nations - Ep. 119

4/29/2020
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...

Duration:00:29:09

Lenovo's Mike Leach on the Role of the Workstation in Modern AI - Ep. 118

4/22/2020
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.

Duration:02:33:29

Ford’s Nikita Jaipuria and Rohan Bhasin on Generating Synthetic Data - Ep. 117

4/20/2020
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.

Duration:00:23:20

Finding Trash in Sensitive Waterways with AI - Ep. 116

4/15/2020
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.

Duration:00:25:30

MIT’s Jonathan Frankle on “The Lottery Hypothesis” - Ep. 115

4/13/2020
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.

Duration:00:24:17

Credit Check: Capital One’s Kyle Nicholson on Modern Machine Learning in Finance - Ep. 114

4/8/2020
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.

Duration:00:19:07

Demystifying AI with NVIDIA’s Will Ramey - Ep. 113

4/2/2020
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

Duration:00:47:18

Speed of Light: SLAC’s Ryan Coffee Talks Ultrafast Science - Ep. 112

4/2/2020
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.

Duration:00:36:51

Keeping an Eye on AI: Building Ethical Technology at Salesforce - Ep. 110

3/23/2020
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.

Duration:00:33:34

Stanford's Margot Gerritsen on Data Science and Women in Tech - Ep. 111

3/22/2020
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

Duration:00:34:10

Nanotronics Brings Deep Learning to Precision Manufacturing - Ep. 109

2/16/2020
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.

Duration:00:23:24