Episodes
Xavier shares his experience deploying healthcare models, augmenting primary care with AI, the challenges of "ground truth" in medicine, and robustness in ML. --- Xavier Amatriain is co-founder and CTO of Curai, an ML-based primary care chat system. Previously, he was VP of Engineering at Quora, and Research/Engineering Director at Neflix, where he started and led the Algorithms team responsible for Netflix's recommendation systems. --- ⏳ Timestamps: 0:00 Sneak peak, intro 0:49 What is...
Published 07/30/21
Spence shares his experience creating a product around human-in-the-loop machine translation, and explains how machine translation has evolved over the years. --- Spence Green is co-founder and CEO of Lilt, an AI-powered language translation platform. Lilt combines human translators and machine translation in order to produce high-quality translations more efficiently. --- 🌟 Show notes: - http://wandb.me/gd-spence-green - Transcription of the episode - Links to papers, projects, and...
Published 07/16/21
Roger and DJ share some of the history behind data science as we know it today, and reflect on their experiences working on California's COVID-19 response. --- Roger Magoulas is Senior Director of Data Strategy at Astronomer, where he works on data infrastructure, analytics, and community development. Previously, he was VP of Research at O'Reilly and co-chair of O'Reilly's Strata Data and AI Conference. DJ Patil is a board member and former CTO of Devoted Health, a healthcare company for...
Published 07/08/21
Amelia and Filip give insights into the recommender systems powering Pandora, from developing models to balancing effectiveness and efficiency in production. --- Amelia Nybakke is a Software Engineer at Pandora. Her team is responsible for the production system that serves models to listeners. Filip Korzeniowski is a Senior Scientist at Pandora working on recommender systems. Before that, he was a PhD student working on deep neural networks for acoustic and language modeling applied to...
Published 07/01/21
From Apache TVM to OctoML, Luis gives direct insight into the world of ML hardware optimization, and where systems optimization is heading. --- Luis Ceze is co-founder and CEO of OctoML, co-author of the Apache TVM Project, and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. His research focuses on the intersection of computer architecture, programming languages, machine learning, and molecular biology. Connect with Luis: 📍 Twitter:...
Published 06/24/21
Matthew explains how combining machine learning and computational biology can provide mainstream medicine with better diagnostics and insights. --- Matthew Davis is Head of AI at Invitae, the largest and fastest growing genetic testing company in the world. His research includes bioinformatics, computational biology, NLP, reinforcement learning, and information retrieval. Matthew was previously at IBM Research AI, where he led a research team focused on improving AI systems. Connect with...
Published 06/17/21
Clem explains the virtuous cycles behind the creation and success of Hugging Face, and shares his thoughts on where NLP is heading. --- Clément Delangue is co-founder and CEO of Hugging Face, the AI community building the future. Hugging Face started as an open source NLP library and has quickly grown into a commercial product used by over 5,000 companies. Connect with Clem: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClementDelangue LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clementdelangue/ --- Topics...
Published 06/10/21
Wojciech joins us to talk the principles behind OpenAI, the Fermi Paradox, and the future stages of developments in AGI. --- Wojciech Zaremba is a co-founder of OpenAI, a research company dedicated to discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence. He was also Head of Robotics, where his team developed general-purpose robots through new approaches to transfer learning, and taught robots complex behaviors. Connect with Sean: Personal website:...
Published 06/03/21
Phil shares some of the approaches, like sparsity and low precision, behind the breakthrough performance of Graphcore's Intelligence Processing Units (IPUs). --- Phil Brown leads the Applications team at Graphcore, where they're building high-performance machine learning applications for their Intelligence Processing Units (IPUs), new processors specifically designed for AI compute. Connect with Phil: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipsbrown/ Twitter:...
Published 05/27/21
From working on COVID-19 vaccine rollout to writing a book on responsible ML, Alyssa shares her thoughts on meaningful projects and the importance of teamwork. --- Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger is as a Director of Product at Blue Shield of California, pursuing her dream of using technology to improve healthcare. She has over a decade of experience in building technical data-driven products and has held numerous leadership roles for machine learning organizations, including VP of AI and Data at...
Published 05/20/21
Sean joins us to chat about ML models and tools at Lyft Rideshare Labs, Python vs R, time series forecasting with Prophet, and election forecasting. --- Sean Taylor is a Data Scientist at (and former Head of) Lyft Rideshare Labs, and specializes in methods for solving causal inference and business decision problems. Previously, he was a Research Scientist on Facebook's Core Data Science team. His interests include experiments, causal inference, statistics, machine learning, and...
Published 05/13/21
Polly explains how microfluidics allow bioengineering researchers to create high throughput data, and shares her experiences with biology and machine learning. --- Polly Fordyce is an Assistant Professor of Genetics and Bioengineering and fellow of the ChEM-H Institute at Stanford. She is the Principal Investigator of The Fordyce Lab, which focuses on developing and applying new microfluidic platforms for quantitative, high-throughput biophysics and biochemistry. Twitter:...
Published 04/29/21
Adrien Gaidon shares his approach to building teams and taking state-of-the-art research from conception to production at Toyota Research Institute. --- Adrien Gaidon is the Head of Machine Learning Research at the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). His research focuses on scaling up ML for robot autonomy, spanning Scene and Behavior Understanding, Simulation for Deep Learning, 3D Computer Vision, and Self-Supervised Learning. Connect with Adrien: Twitter:...
Published 04/22/21
A look at how Nimrod and the team at Nanit are building smart baby monitor systems, from data collection to model deployment and production monitoring. --- Nimrod Shabtay is a Senior Computer Vision Algorithm Developer at Nanit, a New York-based company that's developing better baby monitoring devices. Connect with Nimrod: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nimrod-shabtay-76072840/ --- Links Discussed: Guidelines for building an accurate and robust ML/DL model in production:...
Published 04/15/21
Chris shares some of the incredible work and innovations behind deep space exploration at NASA JPL and reflects on the past, present, and future of machine learning. --- Chris Mattman is the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he focuses on organizational innovation through technology. He's worked on space missions such as the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 and Soil Moisture Active Passive satellites. Chris is also a co-creator of Apache Tika, a...
Published 04/08/21
From legged locomotion to autonomous driving, Vladlen explains how simulation and abstraction help us understand embodied intelligence. --- Vladlen Koltun is the Chief Scientist for Intelligent Systems at Intel, where he leads an international lab of researchers working in machine learning, robotics, computer vision, computational science, and related areas. Connect with Vladlen: Personal website: http://vladlen.info/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vladlenkoltun/ --- 0:00 Sneak...
Published 04/01/21
Dominik shares the story and principles behind Vega and Vega-Lite, and explains how visualization and machine learning help each other. Dominik is a co-author of Vega-Lite, a high-level visualization grammar for building interactive plots. He's also a professor at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and an ML researcher at Apple. Connect with Dominik Twitter: https://twitter.com/domoritz GitHub: https://github.com/domoritz Personal website:...
Published 03/25/21
How Cade got access to the stories behind some of the biggest advancements in AI, and the dynamic playing out between leaders at companies like Google, Microsoft, and Facebook. Cade Metz is a New York Times reporter covering artificial intelligence, driverless cars, robotics, virtual reality, and other emerging areas. Previously, he was a senior staff writer with Wired magazine and the U.S. editor of The Register, one of Britain’s leading science and technology news sites. His first book,...
Published 03/18/21
Learn why traditional home security systems tend to fail and how Dave’s love of tinkering and deep learning are helping him and the team at Deep Sentinel avoid those same pitfalls. He also discusses the importance of combatting racial bias by designing race-agnostic systems and what their approach is to solving that problem. Dave Selinger is the co-founder and CEO of Deep Sentinel, an intelligent crime prediction and prevention system that stops crime before it happens using deep learning...
Published 03/11/21
Since reinforcement learning requires hefty compute resources, it can be tough to keep up without a serious budget of your own. Find out how the team at Facebook AI Research (FAIR) is looking to increase access and level the playing field with the help of NetHack, an archaic rogue-like video game from the late 80s. Links discussed: The NetHack Learning Environment: https://ai.facebook.com/blog/nethack-learning-environment-to-advance-deep-reinforcement-learning/ Reinforcement learning,...
Published 03/04/21
From teaching at Stanford to co-founding Coursera, insitro, and Engageli, Daphne Koller reflects on the importance of education, giving back, and cross-functional research. Daphne Koller is the founder and CEO of insitro, a company using machine learning to rethink drug discovery and development. She is a MacArthur Fellowship recipient, member of the National Academy of Engineering, member of the American Academy of Arts and Science, and has been a Professor in the Department of Computer...
Published 02/18/21
Piero shares the story of how Ludwig was created, as well as the ins and outs of how Ludwig works and the future of machine learning with no code. Piero is a Staff Research Scientist in the Hazy Research group at Stanford University. He is a former founding member of Uber AI, where he created Ludwig, worked on applied projects (COTA, Graph Learning for Uber Eats, Uber’s Dialogue System), and published research on NLP, Dialogue, Visualization, Graph Learning, Reinforcement Learning, and...
Published 02/11/21
How Rosanne is working to democratize AI research and improve diversity and fairness in the field through starting a non-profit after being a founding member of Uber AI Labs, doing lots of amazing research, and publishing papers at top conferences. Rosanne is a machine learning researcher, and co-founder of ML Collective, a nonprofit organization for open collaboration and mentorship. Before that, she was a founding member of Uber AI. She has published research at NeurIPS, ICLR, ICML,...
Published 02/05/21
In this episode of Gradient Dissent, Primer CEO Sean Gourley and Lukas Biewald sit down to talk about NLP, working with vast amounts of information, and how crucially it relates to national defense. They also chat about their experience of being second-time founders coming from a data science background and how it affects the way they run their companies. We hope you enjoy this episode! Sean Gourley is the founder and CEO Primer, a natural language processing startup in San Francisco....
Published 01/28/21
Peter Wang talks about his journey of being the CEO of and co-founding Anaconda, his perspective on the Python programming language, and its use for scientific computing. Peter Wang has been developing commercial scientific computing and visualization software for over 15 years. He has extensive experience in software design and development across a broad range of areas, including 3D graphics, geophysics, large data simulation and visualization, financial risk modeling, and medical...
Published 01/21/21