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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 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...


Oct 10, 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 professor at the University of California, Berkeley, has recently launched a company, Oasis Labs,...


Sep 25, 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 the bones of an organization climate change.ai. This week I talked to David Rolnick, a...