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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.

Jun 23, 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 the future. 

 

 


Jun 9, 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 to detect violence, and about the state of artificial intelligence research and teaching in...


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...


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...


Nov 24, 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 unpredictability of the real world. Her lab famously taught a robot arm to catch a tennis...