Lex Fridman interviews Sean Carroll in this thought provoking interview.

Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at Caltech and Santa Fe Institute specializing in quantum mechanics, arrow of time, cosmology, and gravitation. He is the author of several popular books including his latest on quantum mechanics (Something Deeply Hidden) and is a host of a great podcast called Mindscape. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.

This is the second time Sean has been on the podcast. You can watch the first time here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-NJrvyRo0c

O’Reilly and TensorFlow teamed up to present the first TensorFlow World last week.

It brought together the growing TensorFlow community to learn from each other and explore new ideas, techniques, and approaches in deep and machine learning.

Presenters in the keynote:

  • Jeff Dean, Google
  • Megan Kacholia, Google
  • Frederick Reiss, IBM
  • Theodore Summe, Twitter
  • Craig Wiley, Google
  • Kemal El Moujahid, Google

Will Kwan spent 50 days to create an AI Startup, out of the project out of Y Combinator Startup School.

You can try it out here: https://omnipost.co.

I’m building a machine learning/SaaS startup. In this video, I share the results my first 50 days of full-time work, explaining my business strategy, showing the core features I designed and programmed, and summarizing what I learned from my users. I also give a overview of all the programming frameworks and API’s I used.

Lex Fridman recently interviewed Garry Kasparov, considered by many to be the greatest chess player of all time.

From 1986 until his retirement in 2005, he dominated the chess world, ranking world number 1 for most of those 19 years. While he has many historic matches against human chess players, in the long arc of history he may be remembered for his match again a machine, IBM’s Deep Blue. His initial victories and eventual loss to Deep Blue captivated the imagination of the world of what role Artificial Intelligence systems may play in our civilization’s future. That excitement inspired an entire generation of AI researchers, including myself, to get into the field. Garry is also a pro-democracy political thinker and leader, a fearless human-rights activist, and author of several books including How Life Imitates Chess which is a book on strategy and decision-making, Winter Is Coming which is a book articulating his opposition to the Putin regime, and Deep Thinking which is a book the role of both artificial intelligence and human intelligence in defining our future.  

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OUTLINE:

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 1:33 – Love of winning and hatred of losing
  • 4:54 – Psychological elements
  • 9:03 – Favorite games
  • 16:48 – Magnus Carlsen
  • 23:06 – IBM Deep Blue
  • 37:39 – Morality
  • 38:59 – Autonomous vehicles
  • 42:03 – Fall of the Soviet Union
  • 45:50 – Putin
  • 52:25 – Life

Ben Marriott uses the style-transfer software EbSynth on animated footage to see if you really can change the style using a single reference frame.

EbSynth is technically not an artificial intelligence software, It uses style transfer to get its results. I put AI in the title and thumbnail because it does what most people would think of when we talk about this type of AI in video… also for views.

You can get EbSynth here: https://ebsynth.com/