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Eye On A.I.

Eye on A.I. tracks new developments in artificial intelligence research, hosted by longtime New York Times journalist Craig S. Smith. In each episode, Craig will discuss aspects of AI with some of the people making a difference in the space, putting incremental advances into a broader context. AI is about to change your world, so pay attention.

Mar 30, 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 academic member, who is helping head a task force to understand the virus. She talked about...


Mar 18, 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 hold tremendous promise while the connectionists say that the power of deep learning, for all...


Mar 4, 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 describing what they intend the software to do. 


Feb 19, 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 liberate AI. He talked about hardening encryption against the code-cracking power of quantum computers...


Feb 5, 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 machines dream and the algorithms of the brain, whether Marvin Minsky was the devil and how...