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by   -   April 24, 2015

Kaggle  The Home of Data ScienceIn episode nine we talk with George Dahl, of  the University of Toronto, about his work on the Merck molecular activity challenge on kaggle and speech recognition. George recently successfully defended his thesis at the end of March 2015. (Congrats George!) We learn about how networks and graphs can help us understand latent properties of relationships, and we take a listener question about just how you find the right algorithm to solve a problem (Spoiler: start simple.)

interview by Robots Podcast   -   April 17, 2015
image: Soft Robotics Toolkit
image: Soft Robotics Toolkit

In this podcast, Ron Vanderkley speaks to Donal Holland of Harvard University about his team’s work on the Soft Robotics Toolkit.

by   -   April 9, 2015

Plates-Spinning-on-SticksIn episode eight we talk with Charles Sutton, a professor in the School of Informatics University of Edinburgh about computer programming and using machine learning to better understand how it’s done well.

interview by Robots Podcast   -   April 3, 2015

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In this episode, Sabine Hauert interviews main stakeholders in European Robotics at the European Robotics Forum in Vienna.

by   -   March 26, 2015
Source: Automatic Statistician.
Source: Automatic Statistician.

In episode seven of Talking Machines we talk with Zoubin Ghahramani, professor of Information Engineering in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. His project, The Automatic Statistician, aims to use machine learning to take raw data and give you statistical reports and natural languages summaries of what trends that data shows.

interview by Robots Podcast   -   March 20, 2015

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In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Christina Brester, from the Siberian State Aerospace University, about her research on a method to identify emotional state from speech. This method performs speech analysis with a self-adaptive, multi-objective, genetic algorithm for feature selection and uses a neural network to classify those features. In this interview, we’ll discuss exactly what that means, as well as the implications and future of this research.

by   -   March 17, 2015

We hear the second part of our conversation with with Geoffrey Hinton (Google and University of Toronto), Yoshua Bengio (University of Montreal) and Yann LeCun (Facebook and NYU), who talk with us about the history (and future) of research on neural nets. 

interview by Robots Podcast   -   March 6, 2015

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Kurosh Madani from the University of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC) about neural networks. The talk begins with an overview of neural networks before discussing their possible applications.

by   -   February 27, 2015

Livestream  Rodney Brooks  Abhinav Gupta  Andrew McAfee on AI and the rise of robots   RobohubLivestream of the Council of Foreign Relations’ Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener Annual Lecture on Science and Technology starting 02/27/2015 at 12:45 EST.

by   -   February 26, 2015

mind-AI-intelligence-learning-data-brainIn episode five of Talking Machines, we hear the first part of our conversation with Geoffrey Hinton (Google and University of Toronto), Yoshua Bengio (University of Montreal) and Yann LeCun (Facebook and NYU). Ryan introduces us to the ideas in tensor factorization methods for learning latent variable models (which is both a tongue twister and and one of the new tools in ML). To find out more on the topic take a look at the work of Daniel HsuAnimashree Anandkumar and Sham M. Kakade Plus we take a listener question about just where statistics stops and machine learning begins.

interview by Robots Podcast   -   February 20, 2015

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In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Christoph Stiller from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Stiller speaks about the sensors required for various level of autonomous driving, as well as the ethics of autonomous cars, and his experience in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge.

In this video lecture Fabio Bonsignorio talks about novel ideas that might just lead to a paradigm change robotics that will allow us to apply robot systems to natural environments, and not just factories where systems are operated and controlled by professionals.

by   -   February 12, 2015

wimlIn episode four we talk with Hanna Wallach, of Microsoft Research. She’s also a professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst and one of the founders of Women in Machine Learning (better known as WiML). We take a listener question about scalability and the size of data sets. And Ryan takes us through topic modeling using Latent Dirichlet allocation (say that five times fast). 

by   -   February 9, 2015

ConnectEd

At ConnectEd Studios we had the pleasure of visiting the workshop of Marek Michalowski, a co-founder of BeatBots. BeatBots is the robotic design studio behind the Keepon, and creates dynamic robotic characters for therapy, research, education, and entertainment.

interview by Robots Podcast   -   February 6, 2015

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In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Professor Riccardo Cassinis from the University of Brescia in Italy about using robotics in education. Cassinis speaks about having children, from primary school through university, access and control robots remotely to learn subjects such as programming, geography, and foreign languages.

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