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One person, one interview, one story. Join us as we explore the impact of AI on our world, one amazing person at a time -- from the wildlife biologist tracking endangered rhinos across the savannah here on Earth to astrophysicists analyzing 10 billion-year-old starlight in distant galaxies to the Walmart data scientist grappling with the hundreds of millions of parameters lurking in the retailer’s supply chain. Every two weeks, we’ll bring you another tale, another 25-minute interview, as we build a real-time oral history of AI that’s already garnered nearly 3.4 million listens and been acclaimed as one of the best AI and machine learning podcasts. Listen in and get inspired. https://blogs.nvidia.com/ai-podcast/

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One person, one interview, one story. Join us as we explore the impact of AI on our world, one amazing person at a time -- from the wildlife biologist tracking endangered rhinos across the savannah here on Earth to astrophysicists analyzing 10 billion-year-old starlight in distant galaxies to the Walmart data scientist grappling with the hundreds of millions of parameters lurking in the retailer’s supply chain. Every two weeks, we’ll bring you another tale, another 25-minute interview, as we build a real-time oral history of AI that’s already garnered nearly 3.4 million listens and been acclaimed as one of the best AI and machine learning podcasts. Listen in and get inspired. https://blogs.nvidia.com/ai-podcast/

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Michael Rubloff Explains How Neural Radiance Fields Turn 2D Images Into 3D Models - Ep. 226

6/11/2024
Let’s talk about NeRFs — no, not the neon-colored foam dart blasters, but neural radiance fields, a technology that might just change the nature of images forever. In this episode of NVIDIA’s AI Podcast recorded live at GTC, host Noah Kravitz speaks with Michael Rubloff, founder and managing editor of radiancefields.com, about radiance field-based technologies. NeRFs allow users to take a series of 2D images or video to create a hyperrealistic 3D model — something like a photograph of a scene, but that can be looked at from multiple angles. Tune in to learn more about the technology’s creative and commercial applications and how it might transform the way people capture and experience the world.

Duration:00:24:50

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Yotta CEO Sunil Gupta on Supercharging India’s Fast-Growing AI Market - Ep. 225

6/2/2024
India’s AI market is expected to be massive. Yotta Data Services is setting its sights on supercharging it. In this episode of NVIDIA’s AI Podcast, Sunil Gupta, cofounder, managing director and CEO of Yotta Data Services, speaks with host Noah Kravitz about the company’s Shakti Cloud offering, which provides scalable GPU services for enterprises of all sizes. Yotta is the first Indian cloud services provider in the NVIDIA Partner Network, and its Shakti Cloud is India’s fastest AI supercomputing infrastructure, with 16 exaflops of compute capacity supported by over 16,000 NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs. Tune in to hear Gupta’s insights on India’s potential as a major AI market and how to balance data center growth with sustainability and energy efficiency.

Duration:00:33:20

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How Two Stanford Students Are Building Robots for Handling Household Chores - Ep. 224

5/26/2024
Imagine having a robot that could help you clean up after a party — or fold heaps of laundry. Chengshu Eric Li and Josiah David Wong, two Stanford University Ph.D. students advised by renowned American computer scientist Professor Fei-Fei Li, are making that a ‌dream come true. In this episode of the AI Podcast, host Noah Kravitz spoke with the two about their project, BEHAVIOR-1K, which aims to enable robots to perform 1,000 household chores, including picking up fallen objects or cooking. To train the robots, they’re using the NVIDIA Omniverse platform, as well as reinforcement and imitation learning techniques. Listen to hear more about the breakthroughs and challenges Li and Wong experienced along the way.

Duration:00:30:40

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Basecamp's Phil Lorenz on Combining AI With Biodiversity Data - Ep. 223

5/15/2024
Basecamp Research is on a mission to capture the vastness of life on Earth at an unprecedented scale. Phil Lorenz, chief technology officer at Basecamp Research, discusses using AI and biodiversity data to advance fields like medicine and environmental conservation with host Noah Kravitz in this AI Podcast episode recorded live at the NVIDIA GTC global AI conference. Lorenz explains Basecamp’s systematic collection of biodiversity data in partnership with nature parks worldwide and its use of deep learning to analyze and apply it for use cases such as protein structure prediction and gene editing. He also emphasizes the importance of ethical data governance and touches on technological advancements that will help drive the future of AI in biology.

Duration:00:29:23

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Media.Monks’ Lewis Smithingham on Enhancing Media and Marketing With AI - Ep. 222

5/8/2024
Meet Media.Monks’ Wormhole, an alien-like, conversational robot with a quirky personality and the ability to offer keen marketing expertise. Lewis Smithingham, senior vice president of innovation and special ops at Media.Monks, a global marketing and advertising company, discusses the creation of Wormhole and AI’s potential to enhance media and entertainment with host Noah Kravitz in this AI Podcast episode recorded live at the NVIDIA GTC global AI conference. Wormhole was designed to showcase Monks.Flow, an AI-powered platform that streamlines marketing and content creation workflows. Smithingham delves into Media.Monks’ platforms for media, entertainment and advertising and speaks to its vision for a future where AI enhances creativity and allows for more personalized, scalable content creation. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/media-monks-ai-podcast/

Duration:00:42:34

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Performance AI: Insights from Arthur's Adam Wenchel – Ep. 221

4/29/2024
In this episode of the NVIDIA AI Podcast, recorded live at the GTC 2024, host Noah Kravitz sits down with Adam Wenchel, co-founder and CEO of Arthur. Arthur enhances the performance of AI systems across various metrics like accuracy, explainability, and fairness. Wenchel shares insights into the challenges and opportunities of deploying generative AI. The discussion spans a range of topics, including AI bias, the observability of AI systems, and the practical implications of AI in business. For more on Arthur, visit arthur.ai.

Duration:00:26:48

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AI2’s Christopher Bretherton Discusses Using Machine Learning for Climate Modeling - Ep. 220

4/23/2024
Can machine learning help predict extreme weather events and climate change? Christopher Bretherton, senior director of climate modeling at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, or AI2, explores the technology’s potential to enhance climate modeling with AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz in an episode recorded live at the NVIDIA GTC global AI conference. Bretherton explains how machine learning helps overcome the limitations of traditional climate models and underscores the role of localized predictions in empowering communities to prepare for climate-related risks. Through ongoing research and collaboration, Bretherton and his team aim to improve climate modeling and enable society to better mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Duration:00:32:29

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Living Optics CEO Robin Wang on Democratizing Hyperspectral Imaging - Ep. 219

4/15/2024
Step into the realm of the unseen with Robin Wang, CEO of Living Optics. The startup cofounder discusses the power of hyperspectral imaging with AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz in an episode recorded live at the NVIDIA GTC global AI conference. Living Optics’ hyperspectral imaging camera, which can capture visual data across 96 colors, reveals details invisible to the human eye. Potential applications are as diverse as monitoring plant health to detecting cracks in bridges. The startup aims to empower users across industries to gain new insights from richer, more informative datasets fueled by hyperspectral imaging technology. Living Optics is a member of the NVIDIA Inception program for cutting-edge startups. Stay tuned for more episodes recorded live from GTC.

Duration:00:26:34

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Cleanlab's Curtis Northcutt and Berkeley Research Group's Steven Gawthorpe on AI for Fighting Crime

4/7/2024
Talk about scrubbing data. Curtis Northcutt, cofounder and CEO of Cleanlab, and Steven Gawthorpe, senior data scientist at Berkeley Research Group, speak about Cleanlab’s groundbreaking approach to data curation with Noah Kravitz, host of NVIDIA’s AI Podcast, in an episode recorded live at the NVIDIA GTC global AI conference. The startup’s tools enhance data reliability and trustworthiness through sophisticated error identification and correction algorithms. Northcutt and Gawthorpe provide insights into how AI-powered data analytics can help combat economic crimes and corruption and discuss the intersection of AI, data science and ethical governance in fostering a more just society. Cleanlab is a member of the NVIDIA Inception program for cutting-edge startups. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/cleanlab-podcast/

Duration:00:32:48

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Dotlumen CEO Cornel Amariei on Assistive Technology for the Visually Impaired - Ep. 217

3/31/2024
Dotlumen is illuminating a new technology to help people with visual impairments navigate the world. In this episode of NVIDIA’s AI Podcast, recorded live at the NVIDIA GTC global AI conference, host Noah Kravitz spoke with the Romanian startup’s founder and CEO, Cornel Amariei, about developing its flagship Dotlumen Glasses. Dotlumen is a member of the NVIDIA Inception program for cutting-edge startups. Equipped with sensors and powered by AI, the glasses compute a safely walkable path for visually impaired individuals and offer haptic — or tactile — feedback on how to proceed via corresponding vibrations. Amariei further discusses the process and challenges of developing assistive technology and its potential for enhancing accessibility. Stay tuned for more episodes recorded live from GTC.

Duration:00:35:33

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Personalized Health: Viome's Guru Banavar Discusses Startup’s AI-Driven Approach - Ep. 216

3/25/2024
Viome CTO Guru Banavar discusses how the startup’s innovations in AI and genomics advance personalized health and wellness.

Duration:00:52:26

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ITIF's Daniel Castro on Energy-Efficient AI and Climate Change - Ep. 215

3/10/2024
AI-driven change is in the air, as are concerns about the technology’s environmental impact. In this episode of NVIDIA’s AI Podcast, Daniel Castro, vice president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and director of its Center for Data Innovation, speaks with host Noah Kravitz about the motivation behind his AI energy use report, which addresses misconceptions about the technology’s energy consumption. Castro also touches on the need for policies and frameworks that encourage the development of energy-efficient technology. Tune in to discover the crucial role of GPU acceleration in enhancing sustainability and how AI can help address climate change challenges.

Duration:00:33:13

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Exploring Filmmaking with Cuebric's AI: Insights from Pinar Seyhan Demirdag - Ep. 214

2/26/2024
In today’s episode of NVIDIA’s AI Podcast, host Noah Kravitz talks with Pinar Seyhan Demirdag, co-founder and CEO of Cuebric. Cuebric is on a mission to offer new solutions in filmmaking and content creation through immersive, two-and-a-half-dimensional cinematic environments. Their AI-powered application aims to help creators quickly bring their ideas to life, making high-quality production more accessible. Demirdag discusses how Cuebric uses generative AI to enable the creation of engaging environments affordably. Listen in to find out about the current landscape of content creation, the role of AI in simplifying the creative process, and Cuebric's participation in NVIDIA's GTC technology conference. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/pinar-demirdag-cuebric/

Duration:00:33:27

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How the Ohio Supercomputer Center Drives the Future of Computing - Ep. 213

2/13/2024
NASCAR races are all about speed, but even the fastest cars need to factor in safety, especially as rules and tracks change. The Ohio Supercomputer Center is ready to help. In this episode of NVIDIA’s AI Podcast, host Noah Kravitz speaks with Alan Chalker, the director of strategic programs at the OSC, about all things supercomputing. The center’s Open OnDemand program, which takes the form of a web-based interface, empowers Ohio higher education institutions and industries with accessible, reliable and secure computational services and training and educational programs. Chalker dives into the history and evolution of the OSC, and explains how it’s working with client companies like NASCAR, which is simulating race car designs virtually. Tune in to learn more about Chalker’s outlook on the future of supercomputing and OSC’s role in realizing it.

Duration:00:34:26

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Cardiac Clarity: Dr. Keith Channon Talks Revolutionizing Heart Health With AI - Ep. 212

1/27/2024
Here’s some news to still beating hearts: AI is helping bring some clarity to cardiology. Caristo Diagnostics has developed an AI-powered solution for detecting coronary inflammation in cardiac CT scans. In this episode of NVIDIA’s AI Podcast, Dr. Keith Channon, cofounder and chief medical officer at the startup, speaks with host Noah Kravtiz about the technology. Called Caristo, it analyzes radiometric features in CT scan data to identify inflammation in the fat tissue surrounding coronary arteries, a key indicator of heart disease. Tune in to learn more about how Caristo uses AI to improve treatment plans and risk predictions by providing physicians with a patient-specific readout of inflammation levels.

Duration:00:33:44

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DigitalPath's Ethan Higgins On Using AI to Fight Wildfires - Ep. 211

1/16/2024
DigitalPath is igniting change in the golden state — using computer vision, generative adversarial networks and a network of thousands of cameras to detect signs of fire in real time. In the latest episode of NVIDIA’s AI Podcast, host Noah Kravtiz spoke with DigitalPath system architect Ethan Higgins about the company’s role in the ALERTCalifornia initiative, a collaboration between California’s wildfire fighting agency CAL FIRE and the University of California, San Diego. DigitalPath built computer vision models to process images collected from network cameras — anywhere from eight to 16 million a day — intelligently identifying signs of fire like smoke. “One of the things we realized early on, though, is that it’s not necessarily a problem about just detecting a fire in a picture,” Higgins said. “It’s a process of making a manageable amount of data to handle.” That’s because, he explained, it’s unlikely that humans will be entirely out of the loop in the detection process for the foreseeable future. The company uses various AI algorithms to classify images based on whether they should be reviewed or acted upon — if so, an alert is sent out to a CAL FIRE command centers. There are some downsides to using computer vision to detect wildfires — namely, that extinguishing more fires means a greater buildup of natural fuel and the potential for larger wildfires in the long term. DigitalPath, along with UCSD, are exploring using high-resolution LIDAR data to identify where those fuels can be let out in the form of prescribed burns. Looking ahead, Higgins foresees the field tapping generative AI to accelerate new simulation tools — as well as using AI models to analyze the output of other models to doubly improve wildfire prediction and detection. “AI is not perfect, but when you couple multiple models together, it can get really close,” he said.

Duration:00:22:21

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The Case for Generative AI in the Legal Field - Ep. 210

12/19/2023
Thomson Reuters, the global content and technology company, is transforming the legal industry with generative AI. In the latest episode of NVIDIA’s AI Podcast, host Noah Kravitz spoke with Thomson Reuters’ Chief Product Officer David Wong about its potential — and implications. Many of Thomson Reuters offerings for the legal industry either address an information retrieval problem or help generate written content. It has a AI-driven digital solution that enables law practitioners to search laws and cases intelligently within different jurisdictions. It also provides AI-powered tools that are set to be integrated with commonly used products like Microsoft 365 to automate the time-consuming processes of drafting and analyzing legal documents. These technologies increase the productivity of legal professionals, enabling them to focus their time on higher value work. According to Wong, ultimately these tools also have the potential to help deliver better access to justice. To address ethical concerns, the company has created publicly available AI development guidelines, as well as privacy and data protection policies. And it’s participating in the drafting of ethical guidelines for the industries it serves. There’s still a wide range of reactions surrounding AI use in the legal field, from optimism about its potential to fears of job replacement. But Wong underscored that no matter what the outlook, “it is very likely that professionals that use AI are going to replace professionals that don’t use AI.” Looking ahead, Thomson Reuters aims to further integrate generative AI, as well as retrieval-augmented generation techniques into its flagship research products to help lawyers synthesize, read and respond to complicated technical and legal questions. Recently, Thomson Reuters acquired Casetext, which developed the first AI legal assistant, CoCounsel. In 2024 Thomson Reuters is building on this with the launch of an AI assistant that will be the interface across Thomson Reuters products with GenAI capabilities, including those in other fields such as tax and accounting.

Duration:00:29:43

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Wayve CEO Alex Kendall on Making a Splash in Autonomous Vehicles - Ep. 209

12/6/2023
A new era of autonomous vehicle technology, known as AV 2.0, has emerged, marked by large, unified AI models that can control multiple parts of the vehicle stack, from perception and planning to control. Wayve, a London-based autonomous driving technology company, and a member of NVIDIA's startup accelerator program, is leading the surf. In the latest episode of NVIDIA’s AI Podcast, host Katie Burke Washabaugh spoke with the company’s cofounder and CEO, Alex Kendall, about what AV 2.0 means for the future of self-driving cars. Unlike AV 1.0’s focus on perfecting a vehicle’s perception capabilities using multiple deep neural networks, AV 2.0 calls for comprehensive in-vehicle intelligence to drive decision-making in real-world, dynamic environments. Embodied AI — the concept of giving AI a physical interface to interact with the world — is the basis of this new AV wave. Kendall pointed out that it’s a “hardware/software problem — you need to consider these things separately,” even as they work together. For example, a vehicle can have the highest-quality sensors, but without the right software, the system can’t use them to execute the right decisions. Generative AI plays a key role, enabling synthetic data generation so AV makers can use a model’s previous experiences to create and simulate novel driving scenarios. It can “take crowds of pedestrians and snow and bring them together” to “create a snowy, crowded pedestrian scene” that the vehicle has never experienced before. According to Kendall, that will “play a huge role in both learning and validating the level of performance that we need to deploy these vehicles safely” — all while saving time and costs. In June, Wayve unveiled GAIA-1, a generative world model for developing autonomous vehicles. The company also recently announced LINGO-1, an AI model that allows passengers to use natural language to enhance the learning and explainability of AI driving models. Looking ahead, the company hopes to scale and further develop its solutions, improving the safety of AVs to deliver value, build public trust and meet customer expectations. Kendall views embodied AI as playing a definitive role in the future of the AI landscape, pushing pioneers to “build better” and “build further” to achieve the “next big breakthroughs.” For more on NVIDIA's Inception startup accelerator program, visit https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/startups/

Duration:00:31:45

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Afresh Co-Founder Nathan Fenner On How AI Can Help Grocers Manage Supply Chains - Ep. 208

11/20/2023
Talk about going after low-hanging fruit. Afresh is an AI startup that helps grocery stores and retailers reduce food waste by making supply chains more efficient. In the latest episode of NVIDIA’s AI Podcast, host Noah Kravitz spoke with the company’s cofounder and president, Nathan Fenner, about its mission, offerings and the greater challenge of eliminating food waste. Most supply chain and inventory management offerings targeting grocers and retailers are outdated. Fenner and his team noticed those solutions, built for the nonperishable side of the business, didn’t work as well on the fresh side — creating enormous amounts of food waste and causing billions in lost profits. The team first sought to solve the store-replenishment challenge by developing a platform to help grocers decide how much fresh produce to order to optimize costs while meeting demand. They created machine learning and AI models that could effectively use the data generated by fresh produce, which is messier than data generated by nonperishable goods because of factors like time to decay, greater demand fluctuation and unreliability caused by lack of barcodes, leading to incorrect scans at self-checkout registers. The result was a fully integrated, machine learning-based platform that helps grocers make informed decisions at each node of the operations process. The company also recently launched inventory management software that allows grocers to save time and increase data accuracy by intelligently tracking inventory. That information can be inputted back into the platform’s ordering solution, further refining the accuracy of inventory data. It’s all part of Afresh’s greater mission to tackle climate change. “The most impactful thing we can do is reduce food waste to mitigate climate change,” Fenner said. “It’s really one of the key things that brought me into the business: I think I’ve always had a keen eye to work in the climate space. It’s really motivating for a lot of our team, and it’s a key part of our mission.”

Duration:00:33:00

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Co-Founder of Annalise.ai Aengus Tran on Using AI as a Spell Check for Health Checks - Ep. 207

11/5/2023
Clinician-led healthcare AI company Harrison.ai has built an AI system that serves as “spell checker” for radiologists — flagging critical findings to improve the speed and accuracy of radiology image analysis, reducing misdiagnoses. In the latest episode of NVIDIA’s AI Podcast, host Noah Kravitz spoke with Harrison.ai CEO and cofounder Aengus Tran about the company’s mission to scale global healthcare capacity with autonomous AI systems. Harrison.ai’s initial product, annalise.ai, is an AI tool that automates radiology image analysis to enable faster, more accurate diagnoses. It can produce 124-130 different possible diagnoses and flag key findings to aid radiologists in their final diagnosis. Currently, annalise.ai works for chest X-rays and brain CT scans. While an AI designed for categorizing traffic lights, for example, doesn’t need perfection, medical tools must be highly accurate — any oversight could be fatal. To overcome this challenge, annalise.ai was trained on millions of meticulously annotated images — some were annotated three to five times over before being used for training. Harrison.ai is also developing Franklin.ai, a sibling AI tool aimed to accelerate and improve the accuracy of histopathology diagnosis — in which a clinician performs a biopsy and inspects the tissue for the presence of cancerous cells. Similarly to annalise.ai, Franklin.ai flags critical findings to assist pathologists in speeding and increasing the accuracy of diagnoses. Ethical concerns about AI use are ever-rising, but for Tran, the concern is less about whether it’s ethical to use AI for medical diagnosis but “actually the converse: Is it ethical to not use AI for medical diagnosis,” especially if “humans using those AI systems simply pick up more misdiagnosis, pick up more cancer and conditions?” Tran also talked about the future of AI systems and suggested that the focus is dual: first, focus on improving preexisting systems and then think of new cutting-edge solutions. And for those looking to break into careers in AI and healthcare, Tran says that the “first step is to decide upfront what problems you’re willing to spend a huge part of your time solving first, before the AI part,” emphasizing that the “first thing is actually to fall in love with some problem.”

Duration:00:31:16