Lex Fridman inteviews Cristos Goodrow, VP of Engineering at Google and head of Search and Discovery at YouTube (aka YouTube Algorithm).

This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.

0:00 – Introduction
3:26 – Life-long trajectory through YouTube
7:30 – Discovering new ideas on YouTube
13:33 – Managing healthy conversation
23:02 – YouTube Algorithm
38:00 – Analyzing the content of video itself
44:38 – Clickbait thumbnails and titles
47:50 – Feeling like I’m helping the YouTube algorithm get smarter
50:14 – Personalization
51:44 – What does success look like for the algorithm?
54:32 – Effect of YouTube on society
57:24 – Creators
59:33 – Burnout
1:03:27 – YouTube algorithm: heuristics, machine learning, human behavior
1:08:36 – How to make a viral video?
1:10:27 – Veritasium: Why Are 96,000,000 Black Balls on This Reservoir?
1:13:20 – Making clips from long-form podcasts
1:18:07 – Moment-by-moment signal of viewer interest
1:20:04 – Why is video understanding such a difficult AI problem?
1:21:54 – Self-supervised learning on video
1:25:44 – What does YouTube look like 10, 20, 30 years from now?

Cruise, the self-driving subsidiary of General Motors, revealed its first vehicle to operate without a human driver, the Cruise Origin.

The vehicle, which lacks a steering wheel and pedals, is designed to be more spacious and passenger-friendly than typical self-driving cars.

Cruise says the electric vehicle will be deployed as part of a ride-hailing service, but declined to say when that might be. 

It’s that time of year for “year in review” posts, but this year is extra special: it’s the dawn of a new decade and the twilight of another.

Here’s an interesting look at what has changed in the consumer hardware space in the past ten years.

The Verge explores Ikea’s push into smart home technology and why that’s a big deal.

For seven years, Ikea has treated the smart home as a hobby. That’s changing now that Björn Block’s Home Smart division has been promoted to the same importance as Living Room, Bedroom, and all the other Ikea businesses that have come to define the company. Ikea faces the challenge of teaming up with Google, Amazon, Apple, and other tech giants while also battling them for primacy in the home.

Read the full feature here: http://bit.ly/38VyVH9

Can A.I. make music? Can it feel excitement and fear? Is it alive? Will.i.am and Mark Sagar push the limits of what a machine can do. How far is too far, and how much further can we go?

The Age of A.I. is a 8 part documentary series hosted by Robert Downey Jr. covering the ways Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Neural Networks will change the world.

TensorFlow 2.0 is all about ease of use, and there has never been a better time to get started.

In this talk, learn about model-building styles for beginners and experts, including the Sequential, Functional, and Subclassing APIs.

We will share complete, end-to-end code examples in each style, covering topics from “Hello World” all the way up to advanced examples. At the end, we will point you to educational resources you can use to learn more.

Presented by: Josh Gordon

View the website → https://goo.gle/36smBfW

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