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interview by   -   June 12, 2016

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This is the first of two episodes where Audrow Nash interviews several companies at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). ICRA is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s biggest conference and one of the leading international forums for robotics researchers to present their work. The 2016 conference was May 16-21 in Stockholm, Sweden.

by   -   June 6, 2016
Source: Pexels/CC0
Source: Pexels/CCO

In episode eleven of season two, we talk about the machine learning toolkit Spark and answer a listener question about the difference between Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) and International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML). Plus, we speak with Sinead Williamson from The University of Texas at Austin.

interview by   -   May 29, 2016

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In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews several companies at last year’s INNOROBO, a conference that showcases innovation in robotics.

by   -   May 24, 2016
Stem cell. Source: CC0
Stem cell. Source: CC0

In episode ten of season two, we talk about Computational Learning Theory and Probably Approximately Correct Learning originated by Professor Leslie Valiant of SEAS at Harvard, we take a listener question about generative systems, plus we talk with Aviv Regev, Chair of the Faculty and Director of the Klarman Cell Observatory and the Cell Circuits Program at the Broad Institute.

interview by   -   May 21, 2016

Ladybird

In this episode, Ron Vanderkley interviews James Underwood from the Australian Centre for Field Robotics. Underwood discusses his work on an autonomous vegetable harvesting robot, Ladybird.

by   -   May 9, 2016

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In episode nine of season two, we talk about sparse coding, take a listener question about the next big demonstration for AI after AlphaGo. Plus we talk with Clement Farabet about MADBITS and the work he’s doing at Twitter Cortex.

interview by   -   May 1, 2016

Guido

Transcript below.

In this episode, Abate De Mey interviews Guido De Croon about Evolutionary Robotics and its use to design behaviors for flying robots.

by   -   April 22, 2016

DavidMacKay

Recently Professor David MacKay passed away. We’ll spend this episode talking about his extensive body of work and its impacts. We’ll also talk with Philipp Hennig, a research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, who trained in Professor MacKay’s group (with Ryan).

interview by   -   April 17, 2016

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Transcript below.

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Silas Adekunle, Co-founder and CEO of Reach Robotics. They speak about Reach Robotics’ first product, Mecha Monsters: legged, gaming robots that are controlled by a smartphone.

by   -   April 8, 2016

talking-machinesEpisode seven of season two is a little different than our usual episodes; Ryan and Katherine returned from a conference where they got to talk with Neil Lawrence from University of Sheffield about some of the larger issues surrounding machine learning and society. They discuss anthropomorphic intelligence, data ownership, and the ability to empathize. The entire episode is given over to this conversation in hopes that it will spur more discussion of these important issues as the field continues to grow.

interview by   -   April 2, 2016

HaDRIAN

Transcript below.

In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Mark Pivoc from FastBrick about Hadrian the bricklaying robot. Fastbrick is an Australian robotics firm aiming to disrupt the local bricklaying market with a machine it says will be able to build a four-bedroom house in two days, without any human interaction.

by   -   March 27, 2016

talking-machinesIn episode six of season two, we talk about how to build software for machine learning (and what the roadblocks are), we take a listener question about how to start exploring a new dataset, plus, we talk with Rob Tibshirani of Stanford University.

interview by   -   March 19, 2016

Dragonfly

In this episode, Andrew Vaziri speaks with John Lymer, Chief Architect of Robotics and Automation at SSL. They highlight key programs in space robotics from the 1980s through to SSL’s current program to robotically assemble satellites in space.

interview by   -   March 14, 2016

Happy Pi(bot) Day! In honor of Pi Day, we are reposting our podcast with Harry Gee, founder and creator for the Raspberry Pi and Pi zero. Enjoy!

by   -   February 29, 2016

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In episode four of season two, we talk about some of the major issues in AI safety, (and how they’re not really that different from the questions we ask whenever we create a new tool.) We take a listener question about time series, and we talk with Nick Patterson of the Broad Institute about everything from ancient DNA to Alan Turing.

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