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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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A USB Port for Your Body? Startup Uses AI to Connect Medical Devices to Nervous System - Ep. 59

5/21/2018
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Think of it as like a USB port for your body. Emil Hewage is the co-founder and CEO at Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems, a neural engineering startup. They UK startup is building interfaces that use AI to help plug medical devices int our nervous systems. CBAS was named one of the top startups at Y Combinator’s Winter ‘17 cohort by TechCrunch and won the top prize with accelerator MassChallenge UK 2015.

Duration:00:20:12

The Long View on Big Data: Wayne Thompson, Chief Data Scientist, SAS Data Science Institute - Ep. 58

5/17/2018
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Wayne Thompson was into big data, before big data was cool. Now the world — even much of our GPU Technology Conference — revolves around the kinds of challenges the 25-year veteran of analytics software developer SAS Institute has made a career of helping enterprises master. How did that happen? We asked Thomson, Chief Data Scientist of SAS Data Science Technologies to talk about the big data, big models, and big computations driving deep learning, and to give us some perspective about...

Duration:00:18:48

NVIDIA's Bryan Catanzaro on the Latest from NVIDIA Research - Ep. 57

5/9/2018
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This week's episode features Bryan Catanzaro, vice president of applied deep learning research at NVIDIA, and if you've been following the podcast for a while, you know that an earlier episode featuring Bryan is one of the most popular podcasts we've done. Bryan is going to walk us through some of the latest developments at NVIDIA research... as well as share a story that involves Andrew Ng and cats.

Duration:00:19:40

Grab and Go - How AiFi's Using AI to Make Every Store Smarter - Ep. 56

5/2/2018
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Grab the goods and go. AiFi co-founder and CEO Steve Gu wants to give every store — from Mom and Pop bodegas to supermarket chains — the ability to let customers saunter out of the door without so much as a wave at a checker. The benefits involve more than just convenience: stores will have a better idea of how their customers behave and get a real-time bead on their inventory. To do that, our latest guests and his team at startup AiFi rely on advanced sensor fusion, simulation, and deep...

Duration:00:18:50

How Deep Learning Can Accelerate the Quest for Cheap, Clean Fusion Energy - Ep. 55

4/24/2018
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Clean, cheap fusion energy would change everything for the better. Our next guest, William Tang, has spent a career at the forefront of that field, currently as principal research physicist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. He’s also one of the world’s foremost experts on how the science of fusion energy, and high-performance computing intersect. Now, he sees new tools — deep learning and artificial intelligence — being put to work to enable big-data-driven discovery in key...

Duration:00:27:24

A Conversation About Go, Sci-Fi, Deep Learning and Computational Chemistry - Ep. 54

4/19/2018
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Deep learning has helped machines understand how to move pieces around a board to master, and win, Go, the most complicated game mankind has ever invented. Now it's helping a new generation of chemists better understand how to move molecules around to model new kinds of materials. Our guest, Olexandr Isayev, an assistant professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, joined our show to explain how deep learning, Go, sci-fi, and...

Duration:00:26:25

How Deep Learning Powered Cartman to Victory in the 2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge - Ep. 53

4/11/2018
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How do you win a fast-paced first-person shooter? Answer: it helps to have a good GPU, of course. How do you win one of the world’s most high profile robotics competitions? You guessed it, it helps to have a good GPU. Doug Morrison of the Australian Center for Robotic Vision helped lead the team that developed Cartman, a custom-built, cost-effective robotic system that picked and placed its way to victory in the 2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge global finals in Nagoya Japan last year.

Duration:00:20:43

Ep. 52: Live at GTC - How Deep Learning Can Fight Cancer

4/3/2018
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We talk a lot about technology, and data, specifically, impacting all facets of modern life. In this episode we're going to look at data's role in addressing one of the biggest threats to life as we know it: cancer. We'll talk to Dr. Richard Wender, chief cancer control officer at the American Cancer Society about how technology is key to redefining how we look at, and fight, cancer.

Duration:00:27:44

Ep. 51: Live at GTC - Deep Learning Can Save Lives by Predicting Severe Weather

3/27/2018
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One of the things that makes the weather so dangerous is that it's so hard to predict. Tornadoes, hail, high winds and flash floods cause billions of dollars worth of property damage, and injure or kill hundreds of people in the United States each year. Knowing when storms may strike can save lives, and property. Our guest is part of a team at the National Center for Atmospheric Research that's doing just that. We spoke with David John Gagne, a postdoctoral fellow, National Center for...

Duration:00:24:01

Ep. 50: Will AI Kill All the Lawyers? Nope, But It Can Make Make Legal Work Easier

3/22/2018
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“First thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” That often-repeated, and mis-interpreted, quote comes from William Shakespeare’s “Henry VI.” However you feel about lawyers, they’re not going away any time soon. But one startup is using AI to help get legal work done faster, and more accurately.

Duration:00:35:25

Ep. 48: Sarcasm Detector Uses AI to Understand People at Their Funniest, Meanest

2/13/2018
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Sarcasm? On the Internet? You're kidding. But sarcasm is no joke. Long before today's sentiment analysis systems struggled to accurately understand human communication, people struggled to understand one another's sarcasm. Now, thanks to the work of Dr. Pushpak Bhattacharyya and his team computers are beginning to understand one of humanity's most challenging, and amusing, modes of communication. Dr. Bhattacharyya, director of IIT Patna, and a professor at the Computer Science and...

Duration:00:39:36

Ep. 47: How AI Can Improve Access to Palliative Care

1/30/2018
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AI is being used to enhance and improve life in varied and often incredible ways. But what if we could use AI to improve the end of our lives, too? Our guest today is Anand Avati, a graduate student in the Artificial Intelligence Lab at Stanford University's Computer Science Department. Anand is co-author of a research paper entitled "Improving Palliative Care with Deep Learning" which details his team's use of a deep learning system to predict patient mortality with the aim of improving...

Duration:00:27:28

Ep. 46: When AI Meets Sci-Fi - A Talk with Award-Winning Author Ken MacLeod

1/6/2018
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AI is getting better, and it's finding its way into more parts of our lives with each passing day. And talking about the future artificial intelligence has become a surefire way to spawn a thousand debates about the future, and nature, of humankind ourselves. Our guest today, Ken McLeod, is an award winning science fiction author whose work dives deep into the relationship between man and machine. His latest book, "The Corporation Wars: Emergence" is the final volume in an acclaimed...

Duration:00:31:24

Ep. 44: Forget Polls, Here's What Street View, and AI, Can Tell You About How People Will Vote

12/19/2017
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Election polling is an inexact science. If you've been paying attention to American politics at all over the past year or two, you don't need us to tell you that. But what if instead of asking voters their opinions on the candidates or the issues you took a different approach, one that involves artificial intelligence... and cars. Joining us for this edition of the AI podcast is Timnit Gebru, a post-doctoral researcher at Microsoft Research in New York and a newly minted PhD from the...

Duration:00:30:32

Ep. 43: How Vincent AI Uses a Generative Adversarial Network to Let You Sketch Like Picasso

12/5/2017
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Think you've got no artistic talent? You do now. Vincent AI is an application that lets you pick up a stylus, sketch out a few lines on a screen, and watch as your scribbles are turned into a work of art inspired by one of seven artistic masters. We speak with Monty Barlow, machine learning director for Cambridge Consultants, the technology development house behind this amazing demo.

Duration:00:20:53

Ep. 20: Live at GTC - How AI Will Bring More Joy to Your Cooking

5/11/2017
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We spoke with Innit Chief Technology Officer Hristo Bojinov about all the surprising ways deep learning can help us better manage the very personal relationship we all have with food — from meal planning to kitchen inventory to cooking the perfect roast chicken.

Duration:00:21:12

Ep. 19: AI Food Delivery Bots Rolling Through San Francisco

5/3/2017
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We spoke with the team at Marble, which has turned AI loose on the streets of San Francisco delivering food in San Francisco's vibrant Mission District.

Duration:00:22:47

Ep. 18: How AI Learns Racism, Sexism

4/22/2017
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We spoke with Princeton researcher Aylin Caliskan, co-author of a headline-grabbing paper published in Science magazine earlier this month. Her paper details how learning machines can sometimes learn all too well, picking up our biases as well as our brilliance.

Duration:00:20:48

Ep. 17: Training an AI to Play Mario Kart 64

4/6/2017
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Previous episodes discussed deep learning systems trained to master games like Chess, Go, and even Texas Hold 'Em. But training a deep neural net on a racing game like Mario Kart 64? What can you learn from that? A lot, it turns out, explains Kevin Hughes.

Duration:00:19:54

Ep. 16: Growth Opportunity - How AI Puts Lettuce in Your Salad Bowl

4/3/2017
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If you're looking for the impact of deep learning, look to the end of your fork. We spoke with Blue River Technology co-founder and CTO Lee Redden about how the startup put deep learning to work tending 10% of the lettuce produced in the United States, and how deep learning promises to unleash a new agricultural revolution.

Duration:00:23:52

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