Our second guest in the Industrial AI series is Pieter Abbeel, Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley, Research Scientist at OpenAI and Cofounder of Gradescope.
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Pieter has an extensive background in AI research, going way back to his days as Andrew Ng’s first PhD student at Stanford. His research today is focused on deep learning for robotics. During this conversation, Pieter and I really dig into reinforcement learning, which is a technique for allowing robots (or AIs) to learn through their own trial and error.
This conversation explores cutting edge research with one of the leading researchers in the field and, as a result, it gets pretty technical at times. I try to uplevel it when I can keep up myself, so hang in there. I promise that you’ll learn a ton if you keep with it.
About the Industrial AI Series
This show is part of our Industrial AI series. I’ve mentioned my interest in industrial applications of machine learning & AI a few times on the podcast. I’ve been doing some research in the area, and I’m very close to publishing a special report on the topic. If you’re interested in learning more about this project, the report, or the podcast series as a whole, check out our Industrial AI page.
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