Weekly Summary - No. 4

China’s Hottest Grandpa: Wang Deshun is China’s latest and oldest model at 80. He started lifting weights at 50. Fifteen years later he started riding horses. Seeking something a bit faster, he shifted to motorcycles at 78. “How [should] we live our lives as we get older?” he quips. “However... [Read More]

Weekly Summary - No. 3

Two years ago Quoc Le of Google Brain conceived of “AutoML,” where he used AI to design the neural networks of other AIs. The results were impressive, with AIs beating the hand-built networks of top research teams. DeepMind entered the fray this past week, applying sophisticated techniques that mimic evolution... [Read More]

Weekly Summary - No. 2

An MIT/IBM AI team trained a GAN on 45,000 portraits to turn your face into impressionist art. I’m excited by the introduction of neural networks into arts, culture and humanities. Software will soon be everywhere, in all disciplines. Last week McKinsey called out software as the top growth industry. No... [Read More]

Weekly Summary - No. 1

Researchers have created a “Google Map of the Brain” for a worm smaller than a grain of rice. This map gives us powerful insights into how our brains are wired, much like how we wire up artificial deep neural networks. The human genome project started with this little guy back... [Read More]

AI at Google (for NASA FDL)

I recently gave a talk at NVidia’s beautiful headquarters to a roomful of scientists. My goal was to talk about what motivates us at work, and get the teams excited about using some of the very same tools and techniques we use daily in our AI research. [Read More]