How Robots Will Learn: Berkeley’s Sergey Levine Coaxes Robots to Enjoy Their Childhood

Imagine robots straining to grip door handles. Or lifting plastic bananas and dropping them into dog bowls. Or struggling to push Lego pieces around a metal bin. If you visited the laboratory of professor Sergey Levine at the University of California at Berkeley, you might see some puzzling scenes. “We want to put our robots Read article >

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Good News About Fake News: AI Learning to Detect It

There’s nothing fake about this news. With “fake news” embedding itself into, well, our news, it’s become more important than ever to distinguish between content that is fake or authentic. That’s why Vagelis Papalexakis, a professor of computer science at the University of California, Riverside, developed an algorithm that, so far, detects fake news with Read article >

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AI in Your Wallet: Capital One Banks on Machine Learning

When you hear of AI and machine learning, it’s easy to think of technology companies leading the charge. Capital One is determined to change that. “My first thought when Capital One approached me was ‘well it makes sense they use machine learning to predict lending decisions and other financial forecasting and that’ll be about it.’ Read article >

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AI Podcast: Startup Uses AI to Give Millennials the Credit They Deserve

They’re spending money on avocado toast and lattes. Yet they hate diamonds. But forget the memes. Between the absurd cost of college — and even more ludicrous housing costs in top job markets — the financial challenges young adults face are anything but humorous. That can make the idea of building a strong credit history Read article >

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AI Podcast: Booz Allen Hamilton Enlists AI to Help Protect Soldiers

Soldiers face life and death situations every day, but the data scientists at Booz Allen Hamilton are determined to reduce the risks with the help of AI. “The days of us sending soldiers forward into the field alone are over,” said Aaron Sant-Miller, lead data scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton, a management and consulting firm. Read article >

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NVIDIA Chief Scientist Bill Dally on How GPUs Ignited AI, and Where His Team’s Headed Next

Bill Dally has been working on neural networks since before they were cool. Dally, chief scientist at NVIDIA, is an icon in the deep learning world. A prolific researcher with more than 150 patents, he previously chaired Stanford University’s computer science department. Dally sat down with AI podcast host Noah Kravitz to share his reflections Read article >

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Are You Still Watching? How Netflix Uses AI to Find Your Next Binge-Worthy Show

Hollywood is no stranger to AI. Consider its role in movies such as Ex Machina and Blade Runner. Or in the popular HBO series Westworld. But while AI may play a leading role in the entertainment industry’s depictions of the future on screen, it’s already starring in entertainment behind the scenes, thanks to Netflix. Justin Read article >

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AI Podcast: The 411 on NVIDIA Research

De-noising, semantic manipulation, and unsupervised text modeling. These are only some of the projects that our NVIDIA Research team have been tackling for the past several months. In the latest AI Podcast episode, Bryan Catanzaro, vice president of applied deep learning research at NVIDIA, gives a full rundown of the group’s recent discoveries and shares Read article >

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Lots of People Are Listening to the AI Podcast Right Now — and I Kind of Don’t Care

I’ve got a confession. You’re not the real audience for our AI Podcast. None of you are. The real audience won’t arrive for 20 or 30 years. They’ll be people who will want to listen to the conversations we’ve been recording over the past 18 months with the people who we believe are defining the Read article >

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AI Podcast: GoDaddy Takes AI to New Domains

A good domain name is about more than just clever wordplay and search engine optimization. It’s also about the value that it has and could have in the future. GoDaddy, the Internet domain registrar and web hosting company, is using AI to help its users understand the worth of their website domain names. “In the Read article >

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