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Aug 30, 2018

Today we’re joined by Kamyar Azizzadenesheli, PhD student at the University of California, Irvine, and visiting researcher at Caltech where he works with Anima Anandkumar, who you might remember from TWiML Talk 142.

We begin with a reinforcement learning primer of sorts, in which we review the core elements of RL,...


Aug 27, 2018

Today we’re joined by Christy Dennison, Machine Learning Engineer at OpenAI.

Since joining OpenAI earlier this year, Christy has been working on OpenAI’s efforts to build an AI-powered agent to play the DOTA 2 video game. Our conversation begins with an overview of DOTA 2 gameplay and the recent OpenAI Five...


Aug 23, 2018

Today we’re joined by Pat Woowong, principal engineer in the applied machine intelligence group at The Home Depot.

We discuss a project that Pat recently presented at the Google Cloud Next conference which used machine learning to predict shelf-out scenarios within stores. We dig into the motivation for this system...


Aug 20, 2018

Today we’re joined by Nasrin Mostafazadeh, Senior AI Research Scientist at New York-based Elemental Cognition.

Our conversation focuses on Nasrin’s work in event-centric contextual modeling in language and vision, which she sees as a means of giving AI systems a bit of “common sense.” We discuss Nasrin’s work...


Aug 16, 2018

Today we’re joined by Kyle Story, computer vision engineer at Descartes Labs.

Kyle and I caught up after his recent talk at the Google Cloud Next Conference titled “How Computers See the Earth: A Machine Learning Approach to Understanding Satellite Imagery at Scale.” We discuss some of the interesting computer...