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Machine learning and artificial intelligence are dramatically changing the way businesses operate and people live. The TWIML AI Podcast brings the top minds and ideas from the world of ML and AI to a broad and influential community of ML/AI researchers, data scientists, engineers and tech-savvy business and IT leaders. Hosted by Sam Charrington, a sought after industry analyst, speaker, commentator and thought leader. Technologies covered include machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, natural language processing, neural networks, analytics, computer science, data science and more.

The TWIML AI Podcast (formerly This Week in Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence‪)‬ Sam Charrington

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    • 4.7 • 355 Ratings

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are dramatically changing the way businesses operate and people live. The TWIML AI Podcast brings the top minds and ideas from the world of ML and AI to a broad and influential community of ML/AI researchers, data scientists, engineers and tech-savvy business and IT leaders. Hosted by Sam Charrington, a sought after industry analyst, speaker, commentator and thought leader. Technologies covered include machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, natural language processing, neural networks, analytics, computer science, data science and more.

    Exploring Large Language Models with ChatGPT

    Exploring Large Language Models with ChatGPT

    Today we're joined by ChatGPT, the latest and coolest large language model developed by OpenAl. In our conversation with ChatGPT, we discuss the background and capabilities of large language models, the potential applications of these models, and some of the technical challenges and open questions in the field. We also explore the role of supervised learning in creating ChatGPT, and the use of PPO in training the model. Finally, we discuss the risks of misuse of large language models, and the best resources for learning more about these models and their applications. Join us for a fascinating conversation with ChatGPT, and learn more about the exciting world of large language models.
    The complete show notes for this episode can be found at https://twimlai.com/go/603

    • 36 min
    Accelerating Intelligence with AI-Generating Algorithms with Jeff Clune

    Accelerating Intelligence with AI-Generating Algorithms with Jeff Clune

    Are AI-generating algorithms the path to artificial general intelligence(AGI)? 

    Today we’re joined by Jeff Clune, an associate professor of computer science at the University of British Columbia, and faculty member at the Vector Institute. In our conversation with Jeff, we discuss the broad ambitious goal of the AI field, artificial general intelligence, where we are on the path to achieving it, and his opinion on what we should be doing to get there, specifically, focusing on AI generating algorithms. With the goal of creating open-ended algorithms that can learn forever, Jeff shares his three pillars to an AI-GA, meta-learning architectures, meta-learning algorithms, and auto-generating learning environments. Finally, we discuss the inherent safety issues with these learning algorithms and Jeff’s thoughts on how to combat them, and what the not-so-distant future holds for this area of research. 

    The complete show notes for this episode can be found at twimlai.com/go/602.

    • 56 min
    Programmatic Labeling and Data Scaling for Autonomous Commercial Aviation with Cedric Cocaud

    Programmatic Labeling and Data Scaling for Autonomous Commercial Aviation with Cedric Cocaud

    Today we’re joined by Cedric Cocaud, the chief engineer of the Wayfinder Group at Acubed, the innovation center for aircraft manufacturer Airbus. In our conversation with Cedric, we explore some of the technical challenges of innovation in the aircraft space, including autonomy. Cedric’s work on Project Vahana, Acubed’s foray into air taxis, attempted to leverage work in the self-driving car industry to develop fully autonomous planes. We discuss some of the algorithms being developed for this work, the data collection process, and Cedric’s thoughts on using synthetic data for these tasks. We also discuss the challenges of labeling the data, including programmatic and automated labeling, and much more.

    • 54 min
    Engineering Production NLP Systems at T-Mobile with Heather Nolis

    Engineering Production NLP Systems at T-Mobile with Heather Nolis

    Today we’re joined by Heather Nolis, a principal machine learning engineer at T-Mobile. In our conversation with Heather, we explored her machine learning journey at T-Mobile, including their initial proof of concept project, which held the goal of putting their first real-time deep learning model into production. We discuss the use case, which aimed to build a model customer intent model that would pull relevant information about a customer during conversations with customer support. This process has now become widely known as blank assist. We also discuss the decision to use supervised learning to solve this problem and the challenges they faced when developing a taxonomy. Finally, we explore the idea of using small models vs uber-large models, the hardware being used to stand up their infrastructure, and how Heather thinks about the age-old question of build vs buy. 

    • 43 min
    Sim2Real and Optimus, the Humanoid Robot with Ken Goldberg

    Sim2Real and Optimus, the Humanoid Robot with Ken Goldberg

    Today we’re joined by return guest Ken Goldberg, a professor at UC Berkeley and the chief scientist at Ambi Robotics. It’s been a few years since our initial conversation with Ken, so we spent a bit of time talking through the progress that has been made in robotics in the time that has passed. We discuss Ken’s recent work, including the paper Autonomously Untangling Long Cables, which won Best Systems Paper at the RSS conference earlier this year, including the complexity of the problem and why it is classified as a systems challenge, as well as the advancements in hardware that made solving this problem possible. We also explore Ken’s thoughts on the push towards simulation by research entities and large tech companies, and the potential for causal modeling to find its way into robotics. Finally, we discuss the recent showcase of Optimus, Tesla, and Elon Musk’s “humanoid” robot and how far we are from it being a viable piece of technology.

    The complete show notes for this episode can be found at twimlai.com/go/599.

    • 47 min
    The Evolution of the NLP Landscape with Oren Etzioni

    The Evolution of the NLP Landscape with Oren Etzioni

    Today friend of the show and esteemed guest host John Bohannon is back with another great interview, this time around joined by Oren Etzioni, former CEO of the Allen Institute for AI, where he is currently an advisor. In our conversation with Oren, we discuss his philosophy as a researcher and how that has manifested in his pivot to institution builder. We also explore his thoughts on the current landscape of NLP, including the emergence of LLMs and the hype being built up around AI systems from folks like Elon Musk. Finally, we explore some of the research coming out of AI2, including Semantic Scholar, an AI-powered research tool analogous to arxiv, and the somewhat controversial Delphi project, a research prototype designed to model people’s moral judgments on a variety of everyday situations.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
355 Ratings

355 Ratings

fitelson ,

A premier podcast on AI/ML

I have enjoyed listening to many of the episodes and had fun participating in one

steve5688547 ,

Lots of potential but incompetent host

The guests are amazing and this could be such an amazing podcast for the ML community. Unfortunately, the host is both a poor conversationalist (interviews lack flow, feel disjointed and tortured), and comes to the interviews so poorly informed that he struggles to put follow up questions together or even understand what the guest is saying.

rohitand ,

excellent machine learning perspective

Sam puts lot of attention to every episode. Information is high quality and easy to grasp.

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