DeepMind – From Generative Models to Generative Agents – Koray Kavukcuoglu – YouTube

Recorded May 2nd, 2018 at ICLR2018Koray Kavukcuoglu is the Director of Research at DeepMind, where previously he was a research scientist and led the deep learning team. Before joining DeepMind, he was a research staff member at NEC Labs America in the machine learning department.

What Can Machine Learning Do? Workforce Implications – Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson – YouTube

Recorded April 30th, 2018 at ICLR 2018Erik Brynjolfsson is Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Professor at MIT Sloan School, and Research Associate at NBER. His research examines the effects of information technologies on business strategy, productivity and performance, digital commerce, and…

US Congress Artificial Intelligence Hearing – Hearing III

Recorded: April 18th, 2018 Witnesses: Gary Shapiro – President – Consumer Technology Association Jack Clark -Director, OpenAI Terah Lyons -Executive Director , Partnership for AI Ben Buchanan – Postdoctoral Fellow, Cyber Security Project, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Belfer Center for Science and International…

US Congress Artificial Intelligence Hearing – Hearing II

Recorded: March 7th, 2018 Witnesses: Mr. John O. Everett, Ph.D. -Deputy Director, Information Innovation Office, DARPA Mr. Keith Nakasone – Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Information Technology Category Acquisition Management, U.S. General Services Administration Mr. James F. Kurose, Ph.D. – Assistant Director, Computer Science and Information Science…

US Congress Artificial Intelligence Hearing – Hearing I

Recorded: Feb 14th, 2018 “Over the next three months, the IT Subcommittee will hear from industry professionals as well as government stakeholders with the goal of working together to keep the United States the world leader in artificial intelligence technology,” said Chairman Hurd. Witnesses: Dr….

The Gravitational Wave Astronomical Revolution – Prof. David Reitze

Recorded March 28th, 2018 In this talk, Dr. David Reitze discusses how the LIGO Observatories detect gravitational waves and how gravitational-wave observatories promise to revolutionize astronomy in the coming years and decades In late 2015, the LIGO Observatories detected the collision and fusion of the…

Ray Kurzweil – The Future & The Technological Singularity (3 Hours)

Ray Kurzweil is an American author, computer scientist, inventor and futurist. Recorded in 2006 Aside from futurism, he is involved in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. He has written books on health, artificial intelligence…

The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress – Steven Pinker

Recorded March 19th, 2018 Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress is a 2018 book written by Canadian-American cognitive scientist Steven Pinker. It uses statistics to argue that health, prosperity, safety, peace, and happiness are on the rise, both in the West…

Jaron Lanier – Dawn of the New Everything – YouTube

Recorded: December 7th, 2017 Jaron Lanier explored the connection between the brain and the world and argued that virtual reality enhances lives. Jaron Lanier is an American computer philosophy writer, computer scientist, visual artist, and composer of classical music. A pioneer in the field of…