Eye On A.I.
Eye on A.I. is a biweekly podcast, hosted by longtime New York Times correspondent Craig S. Smith. In each episode, Craig will talk to people making a difference in artificial intelligence. The podcast aims to put incremental advances into a broader context and consider the global implications of the developing technology. AI is about to change your world, so pay attention.
Welcome to Eye on AI, the podcast that keeps you informed about the latest trends, obstacles, and possibilities in the realm of artificial intelligence. In this episode, we have the privilege of engaging in a thought-provokin...
Welcome to Eye on AI, the podcast that explores the latest developments, challenges, and opportunities in the world of artificial intelligence. In this episode, we sit down with Connor Leahy, an AI researcher and co-founder o...
In this podcast, we sit down with Danny Tobey, an attorney with the global law firm DLA Piper, to discuss the changing legal dynamics surrounding artificial intelligence. As one of the leading experts in the field, Danny prov...
In this episode of the Eye on A.I. podcast, host Craig Smith interviews Yoshua Bengio, one of the founding fathers of deep learning and a Turing Award winner. Bengio shares his insights on the famous pause letter, which he si...
Welcome to the latest episode of our podcast featuring Edo Liberty, an AI expert and former creator of SageMaker at Amazon’s AI labs. In this episode, Edo discusses how his team at Pinecone.io is tackling the problem of hal...
In this podcast episode, Ilya Sutskever, the co-founder and chief scientist at OpenAI, discusses his vision for the future of artificial intelligence (AI), including large language models like GPT-4. Sutskever starts by exp...
In this episode, Ben Sorscher, a PhD student at Stanford, sheds light on the challenges posed by the ever-increasing size of data sets used to train machine learning models, specifically large language models. The sheer size ...
16 February 2023
In this episode, Yann LeCun, a renowned computer scientist and AI researcher, shares his insights on the limitations of large language models and how his new joint embedding predictive architecture could help bridge the gap. ...
1 February 2023
In this episode, Terry Sejnowski, an AI pioneer, chairman of the NeurIPS Foundation, and co-creator of Boltzmann Machines, delves into the latest developments in deep learning and their potential impact on our understanding o...
19 January 2023
In this episode, Geoffrey Hinton, a renowned computer scientist and a leading expert in deep learning, provides an in-depth exploration of his groundbreaking new learning algorithm - the forward-forward algorithm. Hinton argu...
2 January 2023
To set the stage for some terrific conversations I have coming to you in the new year, in this episode we go back to some earlier conversations that talk about how we got to where we are in deep learning and how those early t...
9 November 2022
This week I talk to Bob Rogers, a Harvard trained astrophysicist who once built digital twins of black holes to better understand them, and now builds digital twins of supply chains to help make them more efficient and resili...
20 October 2022
Jonathon Reilly, co-founder of Akkio, a no-code AI platform, talks about how users with a web browser and an idea have the power to bring AI to life themselves without having to write code.
5 October 2022
Moses Guttmann, founded ClearML, talks about the evolution of the MLOps industry over the past few years and ClearML's contribution to it.
21 September 2022
Bratin Saha, head of Amazon's machine learning services, talks about Amazon's growing dominance in model building and deploying AI, about the company's SageMaker platform, and whether anyone can compete with the behemoth.
8 September 2022
Peter Schrammel, one of the founders of Diffblue, an automated unit-test writing software company, speaks about the increasing automatic generation of code and how he sees such automation increasing the productivity of develo...
25 August 2022
Michael Kearns, a computer scientist professor at the University of Pennsylvania and an Amazon scholar talks about differential privacy, how Amazon's research approach differs from its peers, and how AI will eventually permea...
10 August 2022
Jacki Morie, a senior XPRIZE advisor, talks about the ANA Avatar XPRIZE, a competition focused on creating a physical avatar system that will seamlessly transport human skills and experience to distant locations. The four-yea...
28 July 2022
Aaron Patzer, founder of the personal finance app MINT and more recently founder of the AI-based healthcare company Vital, talks about keeping customer data private and the promise, giving emergency room patients information ...
15 July 2022
Rohit Prasad, Amazon's Senior Vice President and Head Scientist for Alexa, speaks about the development of conversational AI and virtual assistants and the merging of IoT sensor data into ambient intelligence - AI that is alw...
23 June 2022
Ken Washington, who leads Amazon's consumer robotics team, talks about the company's compact wheeled robot called Astro. Ken talked about Astro's evolution, it's popular and possible use cases, and what might be in store in t...
9 June 2022
Almammon Rasool Abdali, a machine-learning engineer and PhD student in Baghdad, is one of the more prominent members of Iraq's small but growing deep learning community. We talked about his work, which involves vision systems...
26 May 2022
Ma Yanjun, General Manager of the AI Technology Ecosystem at Baidu, talks about how Baidu's PaddlePaddle stacks up against other AI frameworks, about Baidu's development of large language models and the direction of AI resear...
11 May 2022
Oriol Vinyals, who leads DeepMind’s deep learning team, talks about AlphaCode, his group’s code-writing language model, and DeepMind’s winding road toward artificial general intelligence.
27 April 2022
Tom Denton, a software engineer in Google’s bioacoustics group, talks about new algorithms to separate individual bird songs from the cacophony of the forest - and gives some examples. The Eye on AI podcast is sponsored by ...
13 April 2022
Andrew Ng, founder of Google Brain, Coursera and Landing AI, talks about his vision of data-centric AI, MLOps and the future of supervised vs unsupervised learning. The Eye on AI podcast is sponsored by ClearML.
31 March 2022
Tom Siebel, founder and CEO of C3.ai talks about AI projects including military target acquisition and precision healthcare while musing about the dark side of our technological future. The Eye on AI podcast is sponsored by C...
16 March 2022
Max Bileschi, a software engineer at Google Research, talks about his team’s application of convolutional neural networks to predict the function of amino acid sequences in a protein. Eye on AI is sponsored by Clear.ML.
2 March 2022
Vladlen Koltun discusses intelligent locomotion in robots and drones and reveals the Megaverse. The Eye on AI podcast is sponsored by Clear.ML, the open-source MLOps solution.
16 February 2022
Pushmeet Kohli, the head of DeepMind’s AI for Science and one of the brains behind AlphaFold, the machine learning system that is helping solve the protein folding problem. The episode is sponsored by Clear.ML, an open-sour...
26 January 2022
Currently the largest AI system in the world is China’s WuDao 2.0, a sparse, multimodal, large language model with 1.75 trillion parameters. Tang Jie, a professor at China’s Qinghua University, who leads the WuDao team,...
12 January 2022
Connor Leahy, one of the minds behind Eleuther AI and its open-source large language model, GPT-J, talks about the building such models and their implications for the future.
15 December 2021
Robert O. Work, former Deputy Secretary of Defense and recently co-chairman of the National Security Commission on AI, talks about competition between the US and China to integrate AI into their military capabilities.
17 November 2021
Stephen DeAngelis, head of Enterra Solutions, reminds us that so-called Old-Fashioned AI continues to be a powerful tool. He talked about leveraging knowledge bases, inference engines and symbolic logic to make decisions abou...
4 November 2021
Daniel Ho, associate director of Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence talks about the proposed National AI Research Resource, an effort to expand the data and compute available to academic researc...
13 October 2021
Andrew Feldman, one of the founders and CEO of Cerebras Systems, talks about the company's wafer-scale computer chip optimized for machine learning and about the network of chips that company has built that has as much comput...
29 September 2021
Adobe’s head of research, Gavin Miller, talks about AI-enhanced creativity, guarding against manipulation of visual media and his own AI-enabled robot snakes.
15 September 2021
Seth Dobrin, chief AI officer at IBM, talks about the company's tools to increase the trustworthiness, fairness and explainability of AI models.
1 September 2021
This week, I talk to Ron Schmelzer and Kathleen Walch, founders of Cognilytica, a research, advisory, and education firm focused on artificial Intelligence. We talked about the rise of MLOps, data labeling, unsupervised learn...
25 August 2021
This week I talk to the inimitable Ben Goertzel, about his non-profit foundation, SingularityNET, his work with the robotic head, Sophia, his talking Philip K. Dick avatar, his work in medical AI, his frustration over Big Tec...
11 August 2021
AI commentator and investor Kaifu Lee talks about his book AI 2041 in which he considers possible futures for humanity if deep learning applications develop as planned.
30 July 2021
NSCAI staff Justin Lynch, Ryan Carpenter and Lance Lantier talk about how the 1986 Goldwater Nichols Act that reorganized the US military inspired the commission’s recommendations to reorganize the Department of Defense to ...
21 July 2021
NSCAI staff Christie Lawrence and Rama Elleru talk about how intellectual property protections play an unexpected role in guiding US innovation and contribute to the global competition with China for dominance in AI.
21 July 2021
NSCAI staff Tess Deblanc-Knowles and Mike Garris talk about the steps the US government needs to take to foster AI innovation in the years ahead.
30 June 2021
NSCAI staff Paul Leka and Christie Lawrence talk about forming an international emerging technology coalition to strengthen and coordinate the use of emerging technology for democratic ends.
24 June 2021
NSCAI staff Mike Garris and Mike Jackson spoke about what needs to be done to lay the foundations for an AI-infused national security going forward.
16 June 2021
NSCAI staff Aristotle Vainikos and Parker Wild spoke about the commission’s recommendations for establishing public-private innovation hubs around the country that can encourage and tap the entrepreneurial potential between...
NSCAI staff Mike Jackson and Darren Wright talk about the commission’s recommendations for bringing the intelligence community up to speed with AI. They spoke about the organizational changes needed and the culture shift re...
2 June 2021
NSCAI staff David Kumashiro and Courtney Barno talked about the commission’s recommendations on democratizing AI for the warfighter and enabling bottom-up AI innovation.
26 May 2021
NSCAI staff Kevin McGuinness and Raina Davis talked about the commission’s recommendations for increasing public visibility about the government’s AI needs and lowering the barrier to entry for companies that want to help...
19 May 2021
NSCAI staff Chris Rice and Courtney Barno talk about what the US has to do to get up to speed on its AI military capabilities by 2025 in order to outpace our competitors, particularly China.
12 May 2021
NSCAI staff Justin Lynch, Lance Lantier and Shaantam Chawla, talked about educating the warfighter for the AI era. They spoke about what kind of training warfighters need to effectively integrate AI, from commanders to infant...
5 May 2021
Ylli Bajraktari, executive director of the National Security Commission on AI, talked about what he considers the most important recommendations in the commission’s final report and about the need for Congress and the White...
28 April 2021
This week, I talk to Cade Metz, the New York Times' lead reporter on artificial intelligence, about his new book, “Genius Makers, the Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google Facebook and the World." The book focuses on some ...
14 April 2021
Kent Walker, who oversees the Google's AI ethics and responsible AI innovation, talks about how Google reviews AI systems for trust and safety and the outlook for safe AI going forward.
18 March 2021
Daeil Kim, cofounder of AI.Reverie, talks about the role that synthetic data can play in training AI models.
3 March 2021
Alan Aspuru Guzik, a professor at the University of Toronto, talks about his work in new materials discovery with machine learning and building a fully automated materials lab that can synthesize molecules discovered in a com...
17 February 2021
Director of the Pentagon’s Joint AI Center, Lieutenant General Michael S. Groen talks about improving war fighting and the challenge of China.
3 February 2021
David Yi and Yohan Lee from Riiid Labs, the leading startup applying machine-learning to education, talk about making personalized instruction available to anyone in the world with an internet-connected device. They spoke abo...
28 January 2021
Turing award winner Yoshua Bengio and his colleague Julian Serban, co-founder of Korbit, an AI ed-tech startup with the aim of democratizing education, talk about enhancing education through the application of deep learning s...
18 December 2020
Geoff Hinton has lived at the outer reaches of machine learning research since an aborted attempt at a carpentry career a half century ago. He spoke to me about his work In 2020 and what he sees on the horizon for AI.
11 December 2020
Chris Darby, CEO of the CIA-backed tech investment company In-Q-Tel, talks about the commission's recommendation that AI for national security be extended to biotechnology, and that bio-data be considered an instrument of nat...
3 December 2020
Eric Horvitz, chief research scientist at Microsoft and a commissioner on the National Security Commission on AI, talks about ensuring interoperability of AI systems with US allies and working to make all AI systems reliabl...
3 December 2020
An open-source compiler called TVM helps data scientists optimize their model’s performance on specific hardware.
12 November 2020
NSCAI commissioner Steve Chien, technical supervisor of the artificial intelligence group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, talks about the growing demand for AI solutions in space, from coordinating an increasing number o...
4 November 2020
This week, NSCAI commissioner Jose-Marie Griffiths talks about her line of effort's recommendations to increase STEM related educational funding by $8 billion in order to prime the pump for an AI ready workforce and to make a...
Jason Matheny, a commissioner at the National Security Commission on AI and head of Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, talks about coordinating AI developments with NATO and making India th...
28 October 2020
Alex Ratner, an assistant professor at the University of Washington and a cofounder and CEO of Snorkel AI, talks about programmatically labeling training data for supervised learning models.
14 October 2020
In the second episode of a series on the machine-learning pipeline, Joe Hellerstein, a professor at UC Berkeley, talks about data wrangling.
30 September 2020
Turing Award winner David Patterson talks about the end of Moore's law and the evolution of computer chips from general purpose CPUs to GPUs to the recent Cambrian explosion of specialized AI chips, including Google's TPU...
16 September 2020
NSCAI commissioner Gilman Louie talks about great power competition in the digital age and the US need for a more technologically literate diplomatic core to counter China's increasing diplomatic efforts on the technology fro...
9 September 2020
Ken Ford, an NSCAI commissioner, talks about turning AI from a tool to a teammate and unshackling research and implementation of AI from government bureaucracy in order to compete with nimbler countries such as China.
2 September 2020
Katharina McFarland, an NSCAI commissioner, talks about the commission’s recommendations on inserting AI into the National Defense Strategy and how war games should integrate AI enabled applications in order to inform US...
26 August 2020
Eric Horvitz, Chief Scientific Officer at Microsoft and a commissioner with the National Security Commission on AI, talks about the commission’s recommendations that responsible and ethical uses be a primary consideration i...
19 August 2020
Jason Matheny, an NSCAI commissioner who now leads a think tank at Georgetown University focused on the intersections of technology, policy and national security, spoke in this week’s episode about the Commission’s recomm...
12 August 2020
Mignon Clyburn, an NSCAI commissioner and longtime regulator at the FCC, talks about the Commission’s recommendations to increase competency in artificial intelligence at the Department of Defense and other government agenc...
4 August 2020
The Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge is a competition for university students to create a social bot that can converse coherently and engagingly with humans. This year's prize goes to the team from Emory University in ...
4 August 2020
Qualcomm Technologies is powering the shift to fifth generation wireless communications, known as 5G. In this sponsored episode, I speak to two of the company's product managers leading the company's efforts to use AI to enha...
22 July 2020
This week I speak to Lieutenant General Jack Shanahan, recently retired Director of the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center,or JAIC. He was instrumental in starting Project Maven to integrate state-of-the-a...
8 July 2020
This week I speak to Stanford professor Fei-Fei Li, one of the people responsible for the current AI revolution. Fei-Fei talked about her early days running a New Jersey dry cleaner to finance her Princeton education, her cre...
24 June 2020
Pietro Perona, a professor at the California Institute of Technology, is one of the brains behind a pair of smartphone apps that help you do just that: eBird and iNaturalist. But simple as the apps are to use in identifying t...
10 June 2020
In this week's episode, the last in a series of six, we talked to Eric Horvitz. Commissioner at the National Security Commission on AI and Chief Research Scientist at Microsoft, about the commission's recommendations to Congr...
3 June 2020
In this week's episode, we talk with NSCAI Commissioner Gilman Louie about line of effort’s recommendations to Congress on how to maintain US leadership in AI hardware and 5G. He spoke about the need for a national microele...
27 May 2020
NSCAI Commissioner Jason Matheny talks about his line of effort regarding cooperation on AI with key allies and partners. He spoke about his group's recommendations that the government establish a senior national security poi...
20 May 2020
In the third episode of six episodes looking at the National Security Commission on AI 's first quarter recommendations to Congress, we speak with Katharina McFarland, a former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, ...
13 May 2020
In this week's episode, we speak to Jose-Marie Griffiths, a commissioner on the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, about the commission’s recommendations on how to strengthen the federal government's ...
6 May 2020
In April 2020, the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence issued its first-quarter recommendations to Congress, covering seven lines of effort, six of which are public and one of which is classified. In the f...
15 April 2020
COVID-19 continues to sweep through the human population, killing some and damaging the health of others. While this podcast is normally focused on machine-learning, this week I talk to Vittorio Sebastiano, an assistant profe...
30 March 2020
COVID-19 has swept across the world was startling speed, but with equally startling speed, the machine learning community has responded. This week I speak with Irina Rish, a professor at the University of Montreal and a Mila ...
18 March 2020
There has been a debate in the past few years between the symbolists and the connectionists about the future of artificial intelligence. The symbolists say that traditional, explainable, logic-based approaches still hol...
4 March 2020
Justin Gottschlich, who founded the machine programming research group at Intel Labs, explains his group's efforts to automate software development. The ambition is to make it possible for anybody to create software simply by...
19 February 2020
This week I talk to Casimir Wierzynski, a senior director in Intel’s AI Products Group, Cas talked about his work in privacy, taking me on a tour of the latest strategies that promise to unlock the data necessary to liberat...
5 February 2020
Terry Sejnowski, author of the book Deep Learning Revolution, who together with Geoff Hinton created Boltzmann machines, a deep learning network that has remarkable similarities to learning in the brain, talks about whether m...
7 January 2020
We begin 2020 by looking back at some of the highlights from 2019 including conversations with Turing award winners, Yoshua, Bengio and Yann Lecun, as well as with the father of reinforcement learning, Rich Sutton. Our guests...
11 December 2019
Daphne Koller, formerly at Stanford University and cofounder of the online education company, Coursera, talks this week about using machine-learning to develop new drugs. Her approach is to use machine learning to accuratle...
24 November 2019
My guest this week, Aude Billard from Switzerland’s Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory, blends control theory with machine learning to build robotic systems that are both swift and precise but can handle some of the...
4 November 2019
Former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt and former Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, co-chairs of the U.S. National Security Commission on AI, talk about the challenges the government faces in winning support from a skept...
24 October 2019
The secret in much of artificial intelligence today is that it depends on hordes of unskilled workers to label the data used to train supervised learning models. But, in order for data science teams to work with labelers arou...
10 October 2019
This week, I talk to Dawn Song, one of the world’s foremost experts in computer security, about her vision of a new paradigm in which people control their data and are compensated for its use by corporations. Dawn, a pro...
25 September 2019
A few months ago at the recent international conference on machine learning, a workshop and research paper launched a movement to use machine learning in addressing climate change. The response was huge and has given birth to...
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