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Pytorch: Fast Differentiable Dynamic Graphs in Python with Soumith Chintala

11/21/2017
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This week, we’ll be featuring a series of shows recorded from Strange Loop, a great developer-focused conference that takes place every year right in my backyard! The conference is a multi-disciplinary melting pot of developers and thinkers across a variety of fields, and we’re happy to be able to bring a bit of it to those of you who couldn’t make it in person! In this show I speak with Soumith Chintala, a Research Engineer in the Facebook AI Research Lab (FAIR). Soumith joined me at...

Duration: 00:44:26


Accessible Machine Learning for the Enterprise Developer with Ryan Sevey & Jason Montgomery

11/20/2017
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This week, we’ll be featuring a series of shows recorded from Strange Loop, a great developer-focused conference that takes place every year right in my backyard! The conference is a multi-disciplinary melting pot of developers and thinkers across a variety of fields, and we’re happy to be able to bring a bit of it to those of you who couldn’t make it in person! In this show you'll hear from Nexosis founders Ryan Sevey and Jason Montgomery. Ryan, Jason and I discuss how they got their start...

Duration: 00:47:05


Bridging the Gap Between Academic and Industry Careers with Ross Fadely - TWiML Talk #68

11/13/2017
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We close out our NYU Future Labs AI Summit interview series with Ross Fadely, a New York based AI lead with Insight Data Science. Insight is an interesting company offering a free seven week post-doctoral training fellowship helping individuals to bridge the gap between academia and careers in data science, data engineering and AI. Ross joined me backstage at the Future Labs Summit after leading a Machine Learning Primer for attendees. Our conversation explores some of the knowledge gaps...

Duration: 00:21:04


The Limitations of Human-in-the-Loop AI with Dennis Mortensen - TWiML Talk #67

11/13/2017
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We continue our NYU Future Labs AI Summit interview series with Dennis Mortensen, founder and CEO of X.ai, a company whose AI-based personal assistant Amy helps users with scheduling meetings. I caught up with Dennis backstage at the Future Labs event a few weeks ago, right before he went on stage to talk about “Investing in AI from the Startup POV.” Dennis gave shares some great insight into building an AI-first company, not to mention his vision for the future of scheduling, something no...

Duration: 00:37:31


Nexus Lab Cohort 2 - Second Mind - TWiML Talk #66

11/9/2017
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The podcast you’re about to hear is the fourth of a series of shows recorded at the NYU Future Labs AI Summit last week in New York City. In this show, I speak with Kul Singh, CEO and Founder of Second Mind. Second Mind is building an integration platform for businesses that allows them to bring augmented intelligence to voice conversations. We talk to Kul about the concept behind Second Mind, and how the company combines ambient listening with a low-latency matching system to help users...

Duration: 00:23:21


Nexus Lab Cohort 2 - Bite.ai - TWiML Talk #65

11/8/2017
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The podcast you’re about to hear is the second of a series of shows recorded at the NYU Future Labs AI Summit last week in New York City.In this episode, you’ll hear from Bite.ai, a startup founded by Vinay Anantharaman and Michal Wolski, founders who met working at Clarifai, another NYU Future Labs alumni, whose CEO Matt Zeiler I interviewed on TWiML Talk #22(Link on show notes page). Bite is using convolutional neural networks and other machine learning to help computers understand and...

Duration: 00:28:48


Nexus Lab Cohort 2 - Bowtie

11/7/2017
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The podcast you’re about to hear is the second of a series of shows recorded at the NYU Future Labs AI Summit last week in New York City. In this episode, I speak with Ron Fisher and Mike Wang, who, along with Vivek Sudarsan founded Bowtie Labs, a 24/7 AI-based receptionist designed to help businesses in the beauty, wellness, and fitness industries increase retail conversion rates. I’ve talked with a few startups in the conversational space recently and one common theme seems to be quickly...

Duration: 00:26:59


NYU AI Nexus Lab Cohort 2 - Mt. Cleverest - TWiML Talk #63

11/6/2017
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The podcast you’re about to hear is the first of a series of shows recorded at the NYU FutureLabs AI Summit last week in New York City. My guests this time around are James Villarrubia and Bernie Prat, CEO and COO respectively, of Mt. Cleverest, an online service for teachers and students, that can take any text via the web, and generate a quiz along with answers based on the content supplied. To do this, Bernie and James employ a pretty sophisticated natural language understanding...

Duration: 00:33:55


Learning to Learn, and other Opportunities in Machine Learning with Graham Taylor - TWiML Talk #62

10/31/2017
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The podcast you’re about to hear is the third of a series of shows recorded at the Georgian Partners Portfolio Conference last week in Toronto. My guest this time is Graham Taylor, professor of engineering at the University of Guelph, who keynoted day two of the conference. Graham leads the Machine Learning Research Group at Guelph, and is affiliated with Toronto’s recently formed Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Graham and I discussed a number of the most important trends and...

Duration: 00:38:37


Building Conversational Application for Financial Services with Kenneth Conroy - TWiML Talk #61

10/31/2017
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The podcast you’re about to hear is the second of a series of shows recorded at the Georgian Partners Portfolio Conference last week in Toronto. My guest for this interview is Kenneth Conroy, VP of data science at Vancouver, Canada-based Finn.ai, a company building a chatbot system for banks. Kenneth and I spoke about how Finn.AI built its core conversational platform. We spoke in depth about the requirements and challenges of conversational applications, and how and why they transitioned...

Duration: 00:38:48


Fighting Fraud with Machine Learning at Spotify with Solmaz Shahalizadeh

10/30/2017
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The podcast you’re about to hear is the first of a series of shows recorded at the Georgian Partners Portfolio Conference last week in Toronto. My guest for this show is Solmaz Shahalizadeh, Director of Merchant Services Algorithms at Shopify. Solmaz gave a great talk at the GPPC focused on her team’s experiences applying machine learning to fight fraud and improve merchant satisfaction. Solmaz and I dig into, step-by-step, the process they used to transition from a legacy, rules-based...

Duration: 00:37:22


Modeling Human Drivers for Autonomous Vehicles - Katie Driggs-Campbell

10/27/2017
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We are back with our third show this week, episode 3 of our Autonomous Vehicles Series. My guest this time is Katie Driggs-Campbell, PostDoc in the Intelligent Systems Lab at Stanford University’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Katie joins us to discuss her research into human behavioral modeling and control systems for self-driving vehicles. Katie also gives us some insight into her process for collecting training data, how social nuances come into play for self-driving cars,...

Duration: 00:34:40


Perception Models for Self-Driving Cars with Jianxiong Xiao - TWiML Talk #58

10/25/2017
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We are back with our second show this week, episode 2 of our Autonomous Vehicles Series. This time around we are joined by Jianxiong Xiao of AutoX, a company building computer vision centric solutions for autonomous vehicles. Jianxiong, a PhD graduate of MIT’s CSAIL Lab, joins me to discuss the different layers of the autonomous vehicle stack and the models for machine perception currently used in self-driving cars. If you’re new to the autonomous vehicles space I’m confident you’ll learn...

Duration: 00:43:10


Training Data for Autonomous Vehicles - Daryn Nakhuda - TWiML Talk #57

10/23/2017
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The episode you are about to hear is the first of a new series of shows on Autonomous Vehicles. We all know that self-driving cars is one of the hottest topics in ML & AI, so we had to dig a little deeper into the space. To get us started on this journey, I’m excited to present this interview with Daryn Nakhuda, CEO and Co-Founder of MightyAI. Daryn and I discuss the many challenges of collecting training data for autonomous vehicles, along with some thoughts on human-powered insights and...

Duration: 00:49:22


Human Factors in Machine Intelligence with James Guszcza - TWiML Talk #56

10/16/2017
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As you all know, a few weeks ago, I spent some time in SF at the Artificial Intelligence Conference. I sat down with James Guszcza, US Chief Data Scientist at Deloitte Consulting to talk about human factors in machine intelligence. James was in San Francisco to give a talk at the O’Reilly AI Conference on “Why AI needs human-centered design.” We had an amazing chat, in which we explored the many reasons why the human element is so important in ML and AI, along with useful ways to build...

Duration: 00:46:03


Ray: A Distributed Computing Platform for Reinforcement Learning with Ion Stoica - TWiML Talk #55

10/6/2017
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The show you’re about to hear is part of a series of shows recorded in San Francisco at the Artificial Intelligence Conference. In this episode, I talk with Ion Stoica, professor of computer science & director of the RISE Lab at UC Berkeley. Ion joined us after he gave his talk “Building reinforcement learning applications with Ray.” We dive into Ray, a new distributed computing platform for RL, as well as RL generally, along with some of the other interesting projects RISE Lab is working...

Duration: 00:28:50


ML Use Cases at Think Big Analytics with Mo Patel and Laura Frølich - TWiML Talk #54

10/6/2017
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The show you’re about to hear is part of a series of shows recorded in San Francisco at the Artificial Intelligence Conference. This time around, I speak with Mo Patel, practice director of AI & deep learning and Laura Frølich, data scientist, of Think Big Analytics. Mo and Laura joined me at the AI conference after their session on “Training vision models with public transportation datasets.” We talked over a bunch of use cases they’ve worked on involving image analysis and deep learning,...

Duration: 00:46:06


AI-Powered Conversational Interfaces with Paul Tepper - TWiML Talk #52

10/6/2017
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The show you’re about to hear is part of a series of shows recorded in San Francisco at the Artificial Intelligence Conference. My guest for this show is Paul Tepper, worldwide head of cognitive innovation and product manager for machine learning & AI at Nuance Communications. Paul gave a talk at the conference on critical factors in building successful AI-powered conversational interfaces. We covered a bunch of topics, like voice UI design, behavioral biometrics and a ton of other...

Duration: 00:37:32


Intel Nervana Devcloud with Naveen Rao & Scott Apeland - TWiML Talk #51

10/6/2017
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In this episode, I talk to Naveen Rao, VP and GM of Intel’s AI Products Group, and Scott Apeland, director of Intel’s Developer Network. It's been a few months since we last spoke to Naveen, so he gives us a quick update on what Intel’s been up to and we discuss his perspective on some recent developments in the AI ecosystem. Scott and I dig into Intel Nervana’s new DevCloud offering, which was announced at the conference. We also discuss the Intel Nervana AI Academy, a new portal offering...

Duration: 00:38:44


Topological Data Analysis with Gunnar Carlsson - TWiML Talk #53

10/4/2017
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The show you’re about to hear is part of a series of shows recorded in San Francisco at the Artificial Intelligence Conference. My guest for this show is Gunnar Carlsson, professor emeritus of mathematics at Stanford University and president and co-founder of machine learning startup Ayasdi. Gunnar joined me after his session at the conference on “Topological data analysis as a framework for machine intelligence.” In our talk, we take a super deep dive on the mathematical underpinnings of...

Duration: 00:34:18

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