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In each episode of The Robot Brains podcast, renowned artificial intelligence researcher, professor and entrepreneur Pieter Abbeel meets the brilliant minds attempting to build robots with brains. Pieter is joined by leading experts in AI Robotics from all over the world as he explores how far humanity has come in its mission to create conscious computers, mindful machines and rational robots. Host: Pieter Abbeel | Executive Producers: Alice Patel & Henry Tobias Jones | Audio Production: Kieron Matthew Banerji | Title Music: Alejandro Del Pozo
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The Robot Brains Podcast Pieter Abbeel

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In each episode of The Robot Brains podcast, renowned artificial intelligence researcher, professor and entrepreneur Pieter Abbeel meets the brilliant minds attempting to build robots with brains. Pieter is joined by leading experts in AI Robotics from all over the world as he explores how far humanity has come in its mission to create conscious computers, mindful machines and rational robots. Host: Pieter Abbeel | Executive Producers: Alice Patel & Henry Tobias Jones | Audio Production: Kieron Matthew Banerji | Title Music: Alejandro Del Pozo
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    Twitter Q&A with Geoff Hinton

    Twitter Q&A with Geoff Hinton

    Last week, we were honored to have Professor Geoff Hinton join the show for a wide-ranging discussion inspired by insights gleaned from Hinton’s journey in academia, as well as past 10 years with Google Brain. The episode covers how existing neural networks and backpropagation models operate differently than how the brain actually works; the AlexNet/ImageNet breakthrough moment; the purpose of sleep; and why it’s better to grow our computers than manufacture them.
    As you might recall, we also gave our audience an opportunity to contribute questions for Geoff via Twitter. We received so many amazing questions from our audience that we had to break down our time with Geoff into two parts! In this episode, we’ll discuss some of these questions with Geoff.
    Tune in to get Geoff’s answers to the following questions AND MORE:
    Are you concerned with AI becoming too successful?
    What is the connection between mania and genius?
    What childhood experiences shaped him the most?
    What is next in AI?
    What should PhD students focus on?
    How conscious do you think today's neural nets are?
    How important is embodiment for intelligence?
    How does the brain work?
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    • 43 min
    Geoff Hinton on revolutionizing artificial intelligence... again

    Geoff Hinton on revolutionizing artificial intelligence... again

    Over the past ten years, AI has experienced breakthrough after breakthrough in everything from computer vision to speech recognition, protein folding prediction, and so much more.
    Many of these advancements hinge on the deep learning work conducted by our guest, Geoff Hinton, who has fundamentally changed the focus and direction of the field. A recipient of the Turing Award, the equivalent of the Nobel prize for computer science, he has over half a million citations of his work.
    Hinton has spent about half a century on deep learning, most of the time researching in relative obscurity. But that all changed in 2012 when Hinton and his students showed deep learning is better at image recognition than any other approaches to computer vision, and by a very large margin. That result, that moment, known as the ImageNet moment, changed the whole AI field. Pretty much everyone dropped what they had been doing and switched to deep learning.
    Geoff joins Pieter in our two-part season finale for a wide-ranging discussion inspired by insights gleaned from Hinton’s journey from academia to Google Brain. The episode covers how existing neural networks and backpropagation models operate differently than how the brain actually works; the purpose of sleep; and why it’s better to grow our computers than manufacture them.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Clement Delangue of Hugging Face on building the GitHub of machine learning

    Clement Delangue of Hugging Face on building the GitHub of machine learning

    Originally created to be an open domain conversational AI, your own ‘artificial BFF' that you could chat with when your real friends weren’t available — fast forward six years, and Hugging Face is the leading Natural Language Processing (NLP) start-up. The company is currently valued at $2B with over 10,000 companies using the open-source AI platform - including Bing, Apple, and Monzo.
    Our guest, Clement Delangue, CEO of Hugging Face, believes in the sustainable long-term benefits of open-science and open-source collaboration and has built a community that fosters this goal. And while Hugging Face was initially mainly aimed at NLP, recently it is expanding to more machine learning domains, including computer vision and reinforcement learning.
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    • 57 min
    Amit Aggarwal of THE YES is making AI fashionable

    Amit Aggarwal of THE YES is making AI fashionable

    As we all re-entered society over the last year, after months of WFH sweatpants and t-shirts, a personal stylist would have been helpful.
    Well, now there’s AI for that - THE YES. By taking a quick style quiz, you’ll have daily product and brand recommendations and a personalized feed displaying exactly what you’re looking for — in your size, budget and preferences. The more you say “yes”, the more personalized your feed gets. Right now, the company only offers women clothes but may expand in the future.
    The CTO of THE YES, Amit Aggarwal, joins the show to share how the company uses ML to create millions of unique stores daily for each one of their users.
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    • 44 min
    Spotify's Gustav Söderström on machine learning to personalize user experiences

    Spotify's Gustav Söderström on machine learning to personalize user experiences

    Music is universal. It transcends language. Melodies have the power to trigger strong emotions. In fact, our brains release dopamine - the “feel good” hormone - when we listen to music.
    Today’s guest, Spotify’s Chief R&D Officer Gustav Söderström, has been helping to bring the magic of music, personalized playlists, and as of more recently podcasts to people around the world. He’s also led the platform to personalize individual content experiences with the help of artificial intelligence.
    Pieter and Gustav discuss the platform’s early approach to AI & ML, how he wants to help content creators reach more listeners, and the technological details of Spotify’s ability to automatically generate millions of new playlists every day.
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    • 52 min
    Adam Bry of Skydio is leading the next generation of autonomous drones

    Adam Bry of Skydio is leading the next generation of autonomous drones

    When you are skiing down a mountain, riding your bike along a forest trail, or surfing 6-footers, it is hard enough just to concentrate on what you are doing, let alone try to capture a video of the moment.
    But what if you could hire a professional videographer to follow you and capture every move?
    Well, now you can in the form of AI-powered drones from Skydio. While personal use is just one application, the company has found success across a multitude of use cases. In this episode, we’re joined by Adam Bry, co-founder and CEO of the unicorn startup Skydio, which produces drones that are fully autonomous with AI software as their pilot.
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Sparkleyjem ,

Fascinating and informative

A really engaging podcast that is neither over simplified nor full of impenetrable jargon - highly recommended to anyone interested in emerging AI technologies

CandyFloss Hands ,

Really insightful

Great first episode, really enjoyed listening. Not overly technical so you don’t need a PhD to follow what is being discussed.
Anyone interested in AI should check it out.

AOunst ,

I’m not usually into tech but I found this very accessible!!!

The host has a very nice tone and the interview was so conversational. All the tech stuff about Tesla was very interesting to me because it is stories you don’t really hear all that often.

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