The TWIML AI Podcast (formerly This W...

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.

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Advancing Deep Reinforcement Learning with NetH...
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Building Technical Communities at Stack Overflo...
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Deep Learning is Eating 5G. Here’s How, w/ Jose...
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Modeling Human Cognition with RNNs and Curricul...
45 min
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Do You Dare Run Your ML Experiments in Producti...
39 min
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Delivering Neural Speech Services at Scale with...
47 min
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AI’s Legal and Ethical Implications with Sandra...
47 min
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Compositional ML and the Future of Software Dev...
39 min
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Generating SQL Database Queries from Natural La...
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Social Commonsense Reasoning with Yejin Choi - ...
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Deep Reinforcement Learning for Game Testing at...
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Exploring AI 2041 with Kai-Fu Lee - #516
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Advancing Robotic Brains and Bodies with Daniel...
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Neural Synthesis of Binaural Speech From Mono A...
44 min
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Using Brain Imaging to Improve Neural Networks ...
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Adaptivity in Machine Learning with Samory Kpot...
48 min
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A Social Scientist’s Perspective on AI with Eri...
42 min
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Applications of Variational Autoencoders and Ba...
41 min
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Codex, OpenAI’s Automated Code Generation API w...
In this episode we're joined by OpenAI CTO and co-founder Greg Brockman to discuss their recent Codex and Copilot product releases.
45 min
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Spatiotemporal Data Analysis with Rose Yu - #508
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Parallelism and Acceleration for Large Language...
Today we're joined by Bryan Catanzaro of NVIDIA to discuss his work on cuDNN, high performance computing, parallelism for large language models, deep learning super sampling, and much more!
48 min
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Applying the Causal Roadmap to Optimal Dynamic ...
Today we close out our 2021 ICML series joined by Lina Montoya, a postdoctoral researcher at UNC Chapel Hill.  In our conversation with Lina, who was an invited speaker at the Neglected Assumptions in Causal Inference Workshop, we explored her...
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Constraint Active Search for Human-in-the-Loop ...
Today we continue our ICML series joined by Gustavo Malkomes, a research engineer at Intel via their recent acquisition of SigOpt.  In our conversation with Gustavo, we explore his paper , which focuses on a novel algorithmic solution for the...
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Fairness and Robustness in Federated Learning w...
Today we kick off our ICML coverage joined by Virginia Smith, an assistant professor in the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University.  In our conversation with Virginia, we explore her work on cross-device federated learning...
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Scaling AI at H&M Group with Errol Koolmeister ...
Today we’re joined by Errol Koolmeister, the head of AI foundation at  H&M Group. In our conversation with Errol, we explore H&M’s AI journey, including its wide adoption across the company in 2016, and the various use cases in which...
40 min
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Evolving AI Systems Gracefully with Stefano Soa...
Today we’re joined by Stefano Soatto, VP of AI applications science at AWS and a professor of computer science at UCLA.  Our conversation with Stefano centers on recent research of his called Graceful AI, which focuses on how to make trained...
47 min
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ML Innovation in Healthcare with Suchi Saria - ...
Today we’re joined by Suchi Saria, the founder and CEO of Bayesian Health, the John C. Malone associate professor of computer science, statistics, and health policy, and the director of the machine learning and healthcare lab at Johns Hopkins...
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Cross-Device AI Acceleration, Compilation & Exe...
Today we’re joined by a friend of the show Jeff Gehlhaar, VP of technology and the head of AI software platforms at Qualcomm.  In our conversation with Jeff, we cover a ton of ground, starting with a bit of exploration around ML compilers, what...
39 min
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The Future of Human-Machine Interaction with Da...
Today we continue our AI in Innovation series joined by Dan Bohus, senior principal researcher at Microsoft Research, and , a principal researcher at Microsoft Research.  In this conversation, we use a pair of research projects, Maia Chess and...
46 min
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Vector Quantization for NN Compression with Jul...
Today we’re joined by , a senior research scientist at recently announced startup Waabi.  Julieta was a keynote speaker at the recent LatinX in AI workshop at CVPR, and our conversation focuses on her talk “What do Large-Scale Visual Search...
39 min
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Deep Unsupervised Learning for Climate Informat...
Today we continue our CVPR 2021 coverage joined by Claire Monteleoni, an associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder.  We cover quite a bit of ground in our conversation with Claire, including her journey down the path from...
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Skip-Convolutions for Efficient Video Processin...
Today we kick off our CVPR coverage joined by Amir Habibian, a senior staff engineer manager at Qualcomm Technologies.  In our conversation with Amir, whose research primarily focuses on video perception, we discuss a few papers they presented at...
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Advancing NLP with Project Debater w/ Noam Slon...
Today we’re joined by Noam Slonim, the principal investigator of Project Debater at IBM Research.  In our conversation with Noam, we explore the history of Project Debater, the first AI system that can “debate” humans on complex topics. We...
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Bringing AI Up to Speed with Autonomous Racing ...
Today we’re joined by Madhur Behl, an Assistant Professor in the department of computer science at the University of Virginia.  In our conversation with Madhur, we explore the super interesting work he’s doing at the intersection of...
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AI and Society: Past, Present and Future with E...
Today we continue our  AI Innovation series joined by Microsoft’s Chief Scientific Officer, Eric Horvitz.  In our conversation with Eric, we explore his tenure as AAAI president and his focus on the future of AI and its ethical...
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Agile Applied AI Research with Parvez Ahammad -...
Today we’re joined by Parvez Ahammad, head of data science applied research at LinkedIn. In our conversation, Parvez shares his interesting take on organizing principles for his organization, starting with how data science teams are broadly...
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Haptic Intelligence with Katherine J. Kuchenbec...
Today we’re joined Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, director at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and of the haptic intelligence department.  In our conversation, we explore Katherine’s research interests, which lie at the...
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Data Science on AWS with Chris Fregly and Antje...
Today we continue our coverage of the AWS ML Summit joined by Chris Fregly, a principal developer advocate at AWS, and Antje Barth, a senior developer advocate at AWS.  In our conversation with Chris and Antje, we explore their roles as community...
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Accelerating Distributed AI Applications at Qua...
Today we’re joined by Ziad Asghar, vice president of product management for snapdragon technologies & roadmap at Qualcomm Technologies.  We begin our conversation with Ziad exploring the symbiosis between 5G and AI and what is enabling...
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Buy AND Build for Production Machine Learning w...
Today we’re joined by Nir Bar-Lev, co-founder and CEO of ClearML. In our conversation with Nir, we explore how his view of the wide vs deep machine learning platforms paradox has changed and evolved over time, how companies should think about...
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Applied AI Research at AWS with Alex Smola - #487
Today we’re joined by Alex Smola, Vice President and Distinguished Scientist at AWS AI. We had the pleasure to catch up with Alex prior to the upcoming AWS Machine Learning Summit, and we covered a TON of ground in the conversation. We start by...
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Causal Models in Practice at Lyft with Sean Tay...
Today we’re joined by Sean Taylor, Staff Data Scientist at Lyft Rideshare Labs. We cover a lot of ground with Sean, starting with his recent decision to step away from his previous role as the lab director to take a more hands-on role, and what...
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Using AI to Map the Human Immune System w/ Jabr...
Today we’re joined by Jabran Zahid, a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research. In our conversation with Jabran, we explore their recent endeavor into the complete mapping of which T-cells bind to which antigens through the Antigen Map Project. We...
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Learning Long-Time Dependencies with RNNs w/ Ko...
Today we conclude our 2021 ICLR coverage joined by Konstantin Rusch, a PhD Student at ETH Zurich. In our conversation with Konstantin, we explore his recent papers, titled coRNN and uniCORNN respectively, which focus on a novel architecture of...
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What the Human Brain Can Tell Us About NLP Mode...
Today we continue our ICLR ‘21 series joined by Allyson Ettinger, an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago.  One of our favorite recurring conversations on the podcast is the two-way street that lies between machine learning and...
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Probabilistic Numeric CNNs with Roberto Bondesa...
Today we kick off our ICLR 2021 coverage joined by Roberto Bondesan, an AI Researcher at Qualcomm.  In our conversation with Roberto, we explore his paper , which represents features as Gaussian processes, providing a probabilistic description of...
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Building a Unified NLP Framework at LinkedIn wi...
Today we’re joined by Huiji Gao, a Senior Engineering Manager of Machine Learning and AI at LinkedIn.  In our conversation with Huiji, we dig into his interest in building NLP tools and systems, including a recent open-source project called...
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Dask + Data Science Careers with Jacqueline Nol...
Today we’re joined by Jacqueline Nolis, Head of Data Science at Saturn Cloud, and co-host of the .  You might remember Jacqueline from our panel, where she shared her experience trying to navigate the suddenly hectic data science job market....
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Machine Learning for Equitable Healthcare Outco...
Today we’re joined by Irene Chen, a Ph.D. student at MIT.  Irene’s research is focused on developing new machine learning methods specifically for healthcare, through the lens of questions of equity and inclusion. In our conversation, we...
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AI Storytelling Systems with Mark Riedl - #478
Today we’re joined by Mark Riedl, a Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. In our conversation with Mark, we explore his work building AI storytelling systems, mainly those that try and predict what listeners think will...
40 min
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Creating Robust Language Representations with J...
Today we’re joined by Jamie Macbeth, an assistant professor in the department of computer science at Smith College.  In our conversation with Jamie, we explore his work at the intersection of cognitive systems and natural language...
39 min
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Reinforcement Learning for Industrial AI with P...
Today we’re joined by Pieter Abbeel, a Professor at UC Berkeley, co-Director of the Berkeley AI Research Lab (BAIR), as well as Co-founder and Chief Scientist at Covariant. In our conversation with Pieter, we cover a ton of ground, starting with the...
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AutoML for Natural Language Processing with Abh...
Today we’re joined by Abhishek Thakur, a machine learning engineer at Hugging Face, and the world’s first Quadruple Kaggle Grandmaster! In our conversation with Abhishek, we explore his Kaggle journey, including how his approach to competitions...
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Inclusive Design for Seeing AI with Saqib Shaik...
Today we’re joined by Saqib Shaikh, a Software Engineer at Microsoft, and the lead for the Seeing AI Project. In our conversation with Saqib, we explore the Seeing AI app, an app “that narrates the world around you.” We discuss the various...
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Theory of Computation with Jelani Nelson - #473
Today we’re joined by Jelani Nelson, a professor in the Theory Group at UC Berkeley. In our conversation with Jelani, we explore his research in computational theory, where he focuses on building streaming and sketching algorithms, random...
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Human-Centered ML for High-Risk Behaviors with ...
Today we’re joined by Stevie Chancellor, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. In our conversation with Stevie, we explore her work at the intersection of human-centered...
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Operationalizing AI at Dataiku with Conor Jense...
In this episode, we’re joined by Dataiku’s Director of Data Science, Conor Jensen. In our conversation, we explore the panel he lead at TWIMLcon “AI Operationalization: Where the AI Rubber Hits the Road for the Enterprise,” discussing the ML...
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ML Lifecycle Management at Algorithmia with Die...
In this episode, we’re joined by Diego Oppenheimer, Founder and CEO of Algorithmia. In our conversation, we discuss Algorithmia’s involvement with TWIMLcon, as well as an exploration of the results of their recently conducted survey on the state...
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End to End ML at Cloudera with Santiago Giraldo...
In this episode, we’re joined by Santiago Giraldo, Director Of Product Marketing for Data Engineering & Machine Learning at Cloudera. In our conversation, we discuss Cloudera’s talks at TWIMLcon, as well as their various research efforts from...
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ML Platforms for Global Scale at Prosus with Pa...
In this episode, we’re joined by Paul van der Boor, Senior Director of Data Science at Prosus, to discuss his TWIMLcon experience and how they’re using ML platforms to manage machine learning at a global scale. The complete show notes for this...
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Can Language Models Be Too Big? 🦜 with Emily Be...
Today we’re joined by Emily M. Bender, Professor at the University of Washington, and AI Researcher, Margaret Mitchell.  Emily and Meg, as well as Timnit Gebru and Angelina McMillan-Major, are co-authors on the paper 🦜. As most of you...
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Applying RL to Real-World Robotics with Abhishe...
Today we’re joined by Abhishek Gupta, a PhD Student at UC Berkeley.  Abhishek, a member of the BAIR Lab, joined us to talk about his recent robotics and reinforcement learning research and interests, which focus on applying RL to real-world...
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Accelerating Innovation with AI at Scale with D...
Today we’re joined by David Carmona, General Manager of Artificial Intelligence & Innovation at Microsoft.  In our conversation with David, we focus on his work on AI at Scale, an initiative focused on the change in the ways people are...
47 min
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Complexity and Intelligence with Melanie Mitche...
Today we’re joined by Melanie Mitchell, Davis Professor at the Santa Fe Institute and author of Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans.  While Melanie has had a long career with a myriad of research interests, we focus on a few,...
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Robust Visual Reasoning with Adriana Kovashka -...
Today we’re joined by Adriana Kovashka, an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. In our conversation with Adriana, we explore her visual commonsense research, and how it intersects with her background in media studies. We discuss the...
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Architectural and Organizational Patterns in Ma...
Today we’re joined by Nishan Subedi, VP of Algorithms at Overstock.com. In our conversation with Nishan, we discuss his interesting path to MLOps and how ML/AI is used at Overstock, primarily for search/recommendations and marketing/advertisement...
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Common Sense Reasoning in NLP with Vered Shwart...
Today we’re joined by Vered Shwartz, a Postdoctoral Researcher at both the Allen Institute for AI and the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. In our conversation with Vered, we explore her NLP...
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How to Be Human in the Age of AI with Ayanna Ho...
Today we’re joined by returning guest and newly appointed Dean of the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University, Ayanna Howard.  Our conversation with Dr. Howard focuses on her recently released book, Sex, Race, and Robots: How to Be...
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How to Be Human in the Age of AI with Ayanna Ho...
Today we’re joined by returning guest and newly appointed Dean of the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University, Ayanna Howard.  Our conversation with Dr. Howard focuses on her recently released book, Sex, Race, and Robots: How to Be...
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Evolution and Intelligence with Penousal Machad...
Today we’re joined by Penousal Machado, Associate Professor and Head of the Computational Design and Visualization Lab in the Center for Informatics at the University of Coimbra.  In our conversation with Penousal, we explore his research in...
56 min
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Innovating Neural Machine Translation with Arul...
Today we’re joined by Arul Menezes, a Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft.  Arul, a 30 year veteran of Microsoft, manages the machine translation research and products in the Azure Cognitive Services group. In our conversation, we explore the...
43 min
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Building the Product Knowledge Graph at Amazon ...
Today we’re joined by Luna Dong, Sr. Principal Scientist at Amazon. In our conversation with Luna, we explore Amazon’s expansive product knowledge graph, and the various roles that machine learning plays throughout it. We also talk through the...
42 min
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Towards a Systems-Level Approach to Fair ML wit...
Today we’re joined by Sarah Brown, an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Rhode Island. In our conversation with Sarah, whose research focuses on Fairness in AI, we discuss why a “systems-level” approach is necessary...
36 min
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AI for Digital Health Innovation with Andrew Tr...
Today we’re joined by Andrew Trister, Deputy Director for Digital Health Innovation at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  In our conversation with Andrew, we explore some of the AI use cases at the foundation, with the goal of bringing...
40 min
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System Design for Autonomous Vehicles with Drag...
Today we’re joined by Drago Anguelov, Distinguished Scientist and Head of Research at Waymo.  In our conversation, we explore the state of the autonomous vehicles space broadly and at Waymo, including how AV has improved in the last few years,...
49 min
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Building, Adopting, and Maturing LinkedIn's Mac...
Today we’re joined by Ya Xu, head of Data Science at LinkedIn, and TWIMLcon: AI Platforms 2021 Keynote Speaker. We cover a ton of ground with Ya, starting with her experiences prior to becoming Head of DS, as one of the architects of the LinkedIn...
48 min
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Expressive Deep Learning with Magenta DDSP w/ J...
Today we’re joined by Jesse Engel, Staff Research Scientist at Google, working on the Magenta Project.  In our conversation with Jesse, we explore the current landscape of creativity AI, and the role Magenta plays in helping express creativity...
38 min
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Semantic Folding for Natural Language Understan...
Today we’re joined by return guest Francisco Webber, CEO & Co-founder of Cortical.io. Francisco was originally a guest over 4 years and 400 episodes ago, where we discussed his company Cortical.io, and their unique approach to natural language...
54 min
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The Future of Autonomous Systems with Gurdeep P...
Today we’re joined by Gurdeep Pall, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft. Gurdeep, who we had the pleasure of speaking with on his 31st anniversary at the company, has had a hand in creating quite a few influential projects, including Skype for...
52 min
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AI for Ecology and Ecosystem Preservation with ...
Today we’re joined by Bryan Carstens, a professor in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology & Head of the Tetrapod Division in the Museum of Biological Diversity at The Ohio State University. In our conversation with Bryan,...
34 min
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Off-Line, Off-Policy RL for Real-World Decision...
Today we’re joined by Jason Gauci, a Software Engineering Manager at Facebook AI. In our conversation with Jason, we explore their Reinforcement Learning platform, Re-Agent (Horizon). We discuss the role of decision making and game theory in the...
60 min
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A Future of Work for the Invisible Workers in A...
Today we’re joined by Saiph Savage, a Visiting professor at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at CMU, director of the HCI Lab at WVU, and co-director of the Civic Innovation Lab at UNAM. We caught up with Saiph during NeurIPS where she...
37 min
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Trends in Graph Machine Learning with Michael B...
Today we’re back with the final episode of AI Rewind joined by Michael Bronstein, a professor at Imperial College London and the Head of Graph Machine Learning at Twitter. In our conversation with Michael, we touch on his thoughts about the year in...
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Trends in Natural Language Processing with Same...
Today we continue the 2020 AI Rewind series, joined by friend of the show Sameer Singh, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UC Irvine.  We last spoke with Sameer at our Natural Language Processing office hours back at...
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Trends in Computer Vision with Pavan Turaga - #444
AI Rewind continues today as we’re joined by Pavan Turaga, Associate Professor in both the Departments of Arts, Media, and Engineering & Electrical Engineering, and the Interim Director of the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering at Arizona...
68 min
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Trends in Reinforcement Learning with Pablo Sam...
Today we kick off our annual AI Rewind series joined by friend of the show Pablo Samuel Castro, a Staff Research Software Developer at Google Brain. Pablo joined us earlier this year for a discussion about Music & AI, and his Geometric Perspective...
85 min
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MOReL: Model-Based Offline Reinforcement Learni...
Today we close out our NeurIPS series joined by Aravind Rajeswaran, a PhD Student in machine learning and robotics at the University of Washington. At NeurIPS, Aravind presented his paper MOReL: Model-Based Offline Reinforcement Learning. In our...
37 min
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Machine Learning as a Software Engineering Ente...
As we continue our NeurIPS 2020 series, we’re joined by friend-of-the-show Charles Isbell, Dean, John P. Imlay, Jr. Chair, and professor at the Georgia Tech College of Computing. This year Charles gave an Invited Talk at this year’s conference,...
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Natural Graph Networks with Taco Cohen - #440
Today we kick off our NeurIPS 2020 series joined by Taco Cohen, a Machine Learning Researcher at Qualcomm Technologies. In our conversation with Taco, we discuss his current research in equivariant networks and video compression using generative...
57 min
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Productionizing Time-Series Workloads at Siemen...
Today we close out our re:Invent series joined by Edgar Bahilo Rodriguez, Lead Data Scientist in the industrial applications division of Siemens Energy. Edgar spoke at this year's re:Invent conference about Productionizing R Workloads, and the...
40 min
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ML Feature Store at Intuit with Srivathsan Canc...
Today we continue our re:Invent series with Srivathsan Canchi, Head of Engineering for the Machine Learning Platform team at Intuit.  As we teased earlier this week, one of the major announcements coming from AWS at re:Invent was the release of...
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re:Invent Roundup 2020 with Swami Sivasubramani...
Today we’re kicking off our annual re:invent series joined by Swami Sivasubramanian, VP of Artificial Intelligence, at AWS. During re:Invent last week, Amazon made a ton of announcements on the machine learning front, including quite a few...
47 min
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Predictive Disease Risk Modeling at 23andMe wit...
Today we’re joined by Subarna Sinha, Machine Learning Engineering Leader at 23andMe. 23andMe handles a massive amount of genomic data every year from its core ancestry business but also uses that data for disease prediction, which is the core use...
38 min
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Scaling Video AI at RTL with Daan Odijk - #435
Today we’re joined by Daan Odijk, Data Science Manager at RTL. In our conversation with Daan, we explore the RTL MLOps journey, and their need to put platform infrastructure in place for ad optimization and forecasting, personalization, and content...
39 min
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Benchmarking ML with MLCommons w/ Peter Mattson...
Today we’re joined by Peter Mattson, General Chair at MLPerf, a Staff Engineer at Google, and President of MLCommons.  In our conversation with Peter, we discuss MLCommons and MLPerf, the former an open engineering group with the goal of...
45 min
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Deep Learning for NLP: From the Trenches with C...
Today we’re joined by Charlene Chambliss, Machine Learning Engineer at Primer AI.  Charlene, who we also had the pleasure of hosting at NLP Office Hours during TWIMLfest, is back to share some of the work she’s been doing with NLP. In our...
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Feature Stores for Accelerating AI Development ...
In this special episode of the podcast, we're joined by Kevin Stumpf, Co-Founder and CTO of Tecton, Willem Pienaar, an engineering lead at Gojek and founder of the Feast Project, and Maxime Beauchemin, Founder & CEO of Preset, for a discussion on...
55 min
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An Exploration of Coded Bias with Shalini Kanta...
In this special edition of the podcast, we're joined by Shalini Kantayya, the director of Coded Bias, and Deb Raji and Meredith Broussard, who both contributed to the film. In this panel discussion, Sam and our guests explored the societal...
83 min
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Common Sense as an Algorithmic Framework with D...
Today we’re joined by Dileep George, Founder and the CTO of Vicarious. Dileep, who was also a co-founder of Numenta, works at the intersection of AI research and neuroscience, and famously pioneered the hierarchical temporal memory. In our...
46 min
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Scaling Enterprise ML in 2020: Still Hard! with...
Today we’re joined by Sushil Thomas, VP of Engineering for Machine Learning at Cloudera. Over the summer, I had the pleasure of hosting Sushil and a handful of business leaders across industries at the Cloudera Virtual Roundtable. In this...
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