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Ian Goodfellow is a Senior Research Scientist on the Google Brain team. He studies new methods for improving neural networks. Recent publications include: Adversarial Autoencoders; Net2Net: Accelerating Learning via Knowledge Transfer; and Explaining and Harnessing Adversarial Examples.

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They are a dream of researchers but perhaps a nightmare for highly skilled computer programmers: artificially intelligent machines that can build other artificially intelligent machines.

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A Brief Overview of Deep Learning from Google's Ilya Sutskever. What’s so special about deep learning? Why does it work now, and how does it differ from neural networks of old? How will it impact your industry? Hear more from Ilya at the summit.

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Timnit Gebru, Research Scientist in the Ethical AI Team at Google, discusses the effects of bias in artificial intelligence. Timnit shares with Bloomberg that "we can try to mitigate bias and we can try to mitigate the effects of bias".

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Sergey Levine, Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley has been listed as one of the 35 Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review for his work creating a robot that supervises its own learning. “It’s reverse-engineering its own behavior,” Levine said.

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Improving neural networks not through teaching, but through evolution—is revealing its potential. Five new papers from Uber in San Francisco, California, demonstrate the power of so-called neuroevolution to play video games, solve mazes, and even make a simulated robot walk.

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Find out more on how AI4ALL is educating the next generation of AI technologists, thinkers, and leaders

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Sridhar is currently Director of the Data Science Lab at Adobe Research. Adobe's Digital Experience Cloud processes trillions of consumer transactions on behalf of thousands of corporations, involving hundreds of petabytes of data. Understanding how to design machine learning algorithms that operate at such massive web scales is an exciting challenge that has drawn Sridhar to the Bay Area.

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Rushin Shah left his post as a senior machine learning manager on Apple’s virtual assistant to join Facebook’s Applied Machine Learning team, where he’ll be working on natural language and dialog understanding.

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Hear from Catherine Lu, Principal at Spike Ventures, on the 3 major categories of AI companies. Catherine breaks down the three major categories as data science consulting firms, AI platform companies, and vertical AI companies. Read on to find out more.

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Researchers such as Abhishek Gupta are trying to help Montreal lead the world in ensuring AI is developed responsibly. His bi-monthly "AI ethics meet-up" brings together people from around the city who want to influence the way researchers are thinking about machine-learning.

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Eshika founded TakeKnowledGe, a 501(c)3 nonprofit focused on inspiring middle school students, girls in particular, to pursue STEM fields through fun activities like FIRST Lego League Robotics, app

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A number of startups are now thinking about ways to minimize the amount of training needed for AI. Samsung Next is pushing this trend forward with the launch of a venture team called Q Fund. The team appears to be looking for companies that focus less on specific applications of AI (say, farming or algorithmic trading) and more on developing new ways of making decisions with computers.

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Ria attended the Stanford AI4ALL program in her freshman year of high school, where she coded a machine learning algorithm that classifies cancerous genes with 96% accuracy. Find out more about Stanford's AI Summer Program for young women here.

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Northern Illinois University’s David Gunkel, in his recent book, asks provocative questions about the accountability and social standing of robots in the future.

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Karol's research interests lie in active state estimation, control generation and machine learning for robotics. Karol investigates interactive perception, by which robots use their manipulation capabilities to gain the most useful perceptual information to model the world and inform intelligent decision making.

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Aira was listed as one of TIME's Best Inventions in 2018. Read more here to discover how Aira uses AI to empower the blind community

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Modern bots try to trick users into interacting with them as if they’re human in other ways: by bantering and using humor, speaking (or writing) conversationally, and learning to parse free-form questions and answers. “This creates a perception that if you say anything to this bot, it should respond to it,” said Nikhil Mane, Autodesk.

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Folia Water is supported by 500 Startups, an early-stage venture fund and seed-stage accelerator that is based in Silicon Valley, but makes investments all over the world based on its mission to promote entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds. Its 500 Seed Program brings startup founders together for four months, where they work on areas such as business strategy, user testing, and growth.

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Chris Fregly is Founder at PipelineAI, a Real-Time Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Startup based in San Francisco. He is also an Apache Spark Contributor, a Netflix Open Source Committer, founder of the Global Advanced Spark and TensorFlow Meetup, author of the O’Reilly Training and Video Series titled, "High Performance TensorFlow in Production with Kubernetes and GPUs."

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Amy isn’t a real person but a software agent that exists somewhere in the cloud & communicates with your contacts and e-mail, helping set up meetings and appointments. The software is being developed by x.ai, which hopes to create something that seems virtually indistinguishable from a real human.

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You’ve probably seen lots of robots here on TechCrunch. You’ve seen Atlas, the robot that can walk just like a human. You’ve seen Small Dog, the quadruped bot that can scale hills and climb stairs. But have you ever seen a robot that just makes you say “aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwww”? Meet Mira — an adorable little mini-bot built by Pixar technical director Alonso Martinez with the help of Aaron Nathan

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Jeremy A. Marvel is a research scientist and project leader at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a non-regulatory branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Prior to NIST, Dr. Marvel was a research scientist at the Institute for Research in Engineering and Applied Physics at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

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Josh and the team at OpenAI created a robotics system, trained in simulation and deployed on a physical robot, which can learn a new task after seeing it done once. Read more on this work and the incredible projects OpenAI are working on to improve robotic skills

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NASA's Robonaut project is designed to develop a humanoid robot that could one day take over menial or dangerous tasks in space. Julia Badger mentions: "The original thought and what we hold to now is that we want to create a robot that's able to do real work but with humans, in the vicinity of humans and being safe with humans"

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Thomas Simonini dives deep into topics such as deep reinforcement learning and curiosity-driven learning through a series of free articles and video tutorials. Find out more here

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Neural Networks
Neural Networks
Machine Learning
Machine Learning
Deep Learning Algorithms
Deep Learning Algorithms
NLP
NLP
Computer Vision
Computer Vision
Speech Recognition
Speech Recognition
Image Retrieval
Image Retrieval
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