Learning to Learn, and other Opportunities in Machine Learning with Graham Taylor

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The podcast you’re about to hear is the third of a series of shows recorded at the Georgian Partners Portfolio Conference last week in Toronto. My guest this time is Graham Taylor, professor of engineering at the University of Guelph, who keynoted day two of the conference.

Graham leads the Machine Learning Research Group at Guelph, and is affiliated with Toronto’s recently formed Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Graham and I discussed a number of the most important trends and challenges in artificial intelligence, including the move from predictive to creative systems, the rise of human-in-the-loop AI, and how modern AI is accelerating with our ability to teach computers how to learn-to-learn.

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Georgian Partners is a venture capital firm whose investment thesis is that certain tech trends change every aspect of a software business over time including business models, product plans, people and skills, technology platforms, pricing, and packaging. Georgian invests in those companies best positioned to take advantage of these trends and then works closely with those companies to develop and execute the strategies necessary to make it happen. Applied AI is one of the trends they’re investing in, as are Conversational Business and Security First. Georgian sponsored this series and we thank them for their support. To learn more about Georgian visit twimlai.com/georgian, where you’ll also be able to download white papers on the principles of applied AI and conversational business.

Events Update

If you’re in New York City on October 30th and 31st, we hope you’ll join us at the NYU Future Labs AI Summit & Happy Hour. As you may remember, we attended the inaugural Summit back in April. The fall event features more great speakers, including Corinna Cortes, Head of Research at Google NY, Davide Venturelli, Science Operations Manager at NASA Ames Quantum AI Lab, and Dennis Mortensen, CEO & Founder of startup x.ai. For the event homepage visit aisummit2017.futurelabs.nyc, and for 25% off of tickets, use code TWIML25. For details on the happy hour visit our events page at twimlai.com/events.

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