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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.

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...


Sep 11, 2019

Automated machine-learning tools – or tools that automate the creation of machine-learning applications – are increasingly important in the current talent-scarce environment. Expensive ML engineers shouldn't spend their time doing stuff that machines can do quicker and cheaper. This week, we talk to Evan Sparks and...


Aug 29, 2019

This week, I talk to Brendan McCord, who wrote the Pentagon’s AI strategy and is now a Special Government Employee at the National Security Commission on AI. Brendan talks about what he believes the US needs to do to stay competitive with China and promote an alternative vision of AI-powered security and prosperity to...