Lex Fridman lands an interview with the one and only Andrew Ng.
Andrew Ng is one of the most impactful educators, researchers, innovators, and leaders in artificial intelligence and technology space in general. He co-founded Coursera and Google Brain, launched deeplearning.ai, Landing.ai, and the AI fund, and was the Chief Scientist at Baidu. As a Stanford professor, and with Coursera and deeplearning.ai, he has helped educate and inspire millions of students including me. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.
0:00 – Introduction
2:23 – First few steps in AI
5:05 – Early days of online education
16:07 – Teaching on a whiteboard
17:46 – Pieter Abbeel and early research at Stanford
23:17 – Early days of deep learning
32:55 – Quick preview: deeplearning.ai, landing.ai, and AI fund
33:23 – deeplearning.ai: how to get started in deep learning
45:55 – Unsupervised learning
49:40 – deeplearning.ai (continued)
56:12 – Career in deep learning
58:56 – Should you get a PhD?
1:03:28 – AI fund – building startups
1:11:14 – Landing.ai – growing AI efforts in established companies
1:20:44 – Artificial general intelligence
Siraj Raval asks 67 questions of Pieter Abbeel, who got his PhD at Stanford University under the mentorship of Andrew Ng and went on to become a professor at UC Berkeley.
He’s worked at OpenAI, Willow Garage and now Embodied Intelligence.Drawing on recent advances in Deep Imitation Learning and Deep Reinforcement Learning, Embodied Intelligence is developing AI software that makes it easy to teach robots new, complex skills.