The Humans of Ai
Sunil Mallya, on AWS Deepracer & Sagemaker RL

Sunil Mallya, on AWS Deepracer & Sagemaker RL

December 6, 2019

Sunil Mallya is the Principal Deep Learning Scientist at Amazon Web Services Machine Learning Lab & is one of the key people behind AWS Deepracer & Sagemaker RL.

In this episode we explore the rich interaction that Sunil has had with machine learning over the course of his career including talking about what drew him to the field, his experience as an early phase machine learning entrepreneur, his knowledge in building distributed machine learning systems and finally the two biggest projects Sunil has taken on recently - Sagemaker RL & AWS Deepracer!

We also discuss many other topics including what the machine learning scene is like in San Francisco, some real world applications of Reinforcement Learning & what it takes to be a part of the Amazon's ML Lab.

We hope you enjoy this extremely interesting episode of The Humans of Ai. See you in the podcast ;)

Dr Stewart Worrall, on Engineering Autonomous Vehicle Systems

Dr Stewart Worrall, on Engineering Autonomous Vehicle Systems

October 3, 2019

Dr Stewart Worrall is a research fellow at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics. In this episode of the Humans of Ai, we deep dive with Dr Worrall on a Autonomous Vehicle Driving systems covering the history of autonomous driving, autonomous submarines!, the difference between different sensor suites, how successfull the "pure vision" approach might be & finally discuss how to engineer an autonomous vehicle system.

Dr Worrall's University of Sydney Campus self driving data set is available here: 

https://ieee-dataport.org/open-access/usyd-campus-dataset

With additional information relating to the dataset here:

http://its.acfr.usyd.edu.au/datasets/usyd-campus-dataset/

 

Dr Eugene Dubossarsky, Ai Antihype - the Perils & Remedies of a Career in Modern Data Science

Dr Eugene Dubossarsky, Ai Antihype - the Perils & Remedies of a Career in Modern Data Science

September 12, 2019

Dr Eugene Dubossarsky is a veteran of Data Science & legend of the Sydney community, being involved in the industry in one way shape or form since the late 80s.

In this episode of the Humans of Ai we briefly discuss Dr Dubossarsky's background in artificial intelligence before deep diving into some of the problems of the data science industry and potential solutions. We discuss the difference between what makes a bad Data Scientist vs. good and finally wrap things up with Eugene's best advice on how to get started in the field.

Steven Brown, on Deepmind’s PySC2 Starcraft Interface, Blizzcon 2017 & Alphastar.

Steven Brown, on Deepmind’s PySC2 Starcraft Interface, Blizzcon 2017 & Alphastar.

July 5, 2019

Steven Brown is one of the primary contributors to the PySC2 interface- the API that Deepmind used to defeat humans in Starcraft 2 earlier in January this year (2019). 

In this episode we discuss Steven’s history with how he got involved in the Starcraft 2 Ai community, what it was like to attend the original announcement of the Blizzard-Deepmind collaboration in 2017, discuss his contribution to the interface - and find out a little bit of info on what might on the horizon for the next phase of Starcraft Ai development.

Prof Maurice Pagnucco, A brief history of Machine Learning - Expert Systems, Bayesian Methods, Causal Inference and the Millennium Prize.

Prof Maurice Pagnucco, A brief history of Machine Learning - Expert Systems, Bayesian Methods, Causal Inference and the Millennium Prize.

June 13, 2019

Professor Maurice Pagnucco is the Deputy Dean of Education, and the Head of the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney Australia.

A talk which turned into a Brief History of Machine Learning & using Prof Pagnucco's wide & deep knowledge of the field - I asked him a couple of ML questions covering topics including Expert Systems, Bayesian Methods, Causal Inference, the Millennium Prize and the future of ML.

Stephen Hogg, Transformers, more than meets the eye

Stephen Hogg, Transformers, more than meets the eye

June 3, 2019

Stephen Hogg is the Principal Machine Learning Engineer at Isentia - one of the largest media intelligence and data technology company's in South-East Asia, headquartered right here in Sydney Australia.

Stephen is an expert in the field of NLP, also helping head up the Sydney Natural Language Processing meetup.

In this episode we deep dive into a machine learning modelling technique known as "Transformers", find out where there can be used and how this particular machine learning technique is transforming the world of Natural Language Processing and beyond.

Prof Claude Sammut, on Symbolic Ai & the International Robocup

Prof Claude Sammut, on Symbolic Ai & the International Robocup

May 23, 2019

Prof Claude Sammut is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales and head of the International Robocup 2019.

He is one of the founders of the field of Inductive Logic Programming & also did pioneering work in the field of Behavioural Cloning. His current interests are focussed on Machine Learning applications in Robotics.

In this episode we talk about how Prof. Sammut got started in the field of Robotics, dive down into what inductive logic programming is, discuss the difference between Behavioural Cloning & Imitation Learning, & talk about the International Robocup to be held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, 2-8th of July 2019.