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AI has been described as “Thor’s Hammer“ and “the new electricity.” But it’s also a bit of a mystery – even to those who know it best. We’ll connect with some of the world’s leading AI experts to explain how it works, how it’s evolving, and how it intersects with every facet of human endeavor. ThisRead more

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Real or Not Real? Attorney Steven Frank Uses Deep Learning to Authenticate Art

Nov 30 • 41:26
Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Jesus, known as Salvator Mundi, was sold at a British auction for nearly half a billion dollars in 2017, making it the most expensive painting ever to change hands.

However, even art history experts were skeptical about whether the work was an original of the master rather than one of his many protégés.

Steven Frank is a partner at the law fi...

AI of the Tiger: Conservation Biologist Jeremy Dertien - Ep. 156

Nov 6 • 31:25
Fewer than 4,000 tigers remain worldwide, according to Tigers United, a university consortium that recently began using AI to help save the species.

Jeremy Dertien is a conservation biologist with Tigers United and a Ph.D. candidate in wildlife biology and conservation planning at Clemson University.

He spoke with NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about a project deploying...

Metaspectral’s‌ ‌Migel‌ ‌Tissera‌ ‌on‌ ‌AI-Based‌ ‌Data‌ ‌Management‌ ‌ - Ep. 154

Nov 2 • 31:49
‌Moondust‌,‌ ‌minerals‌ ‌and‌ ‌soil‌ ‌types‌ ‌are‌ ‌just‌ ‌some‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌materials‌ ‌that‌ ‌can‌ ‌be‌ ‌quickly‌ ‌identified‌ ‌and‌ ‌analyzed‌ ‌with‌ ‌AI‌,‌‌ ‌based‌ ‌on‌ ‌images‌ ‌of‌ ‌them.‌ ‌ ‌

Migel‌ ‌Tissera‌ ‌is‌ ‌co-founder‌ ‌and‌ ‌CTO‌ ‌of‌ ‌Metaspectral,‌ ‌a‌ ‌Vancouver-based‌ ‌startup‌ ‌that‌ ‌provides‌ ‌an‌ ‌AI-based‌ ‌data‌ ‌management‌ ‌and‌ ‌analysis‌ ‌pl...

Researchers Chris Downum and Leszek Pawlowicz Use Deep Learning to Accelerate Archaeology - Ep. 154

Oct 20 • 26:28
The more advanced modern technologies become, the more they can help us understand the past.

Chris Downum and Leszek Pawlowicz, researchers in the Department of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University, are using GPU-based deep learning algorithms to categorize sherds — tiny fragments of ancient pottery.

They spoke with NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about analyzing ...

Maya Ackerman on LyricStudio, an AI-Based Writing Songwriting Assistant - Ep. 153

Oct 1 • 23:14
Lennon and McCartney. Ashford and Simpson. Many of our all-time favorite tunes have come from songwriting duos. Now, anyone can find a snazzy compositional partner in AI.

Maya Ackerman is the CEO of WaveAI, a Silicon Valley startup using AI and machine learning to, as the company motto puts it, “unlock new heights of human creative expression.”

She spoke with NVIDIA AI Podca...

Wild Things: NVIDIA’s Sifei Liu Talks 3D Reconstructions of Endangered Species - Ep. 152

Sep 20 • 21:08
Endangered species can be difficult to study, as they are elusive, and the very act of observing them can disrupt their lives. Now, scientists can take a closer look at endangered species by studying AI-generated 3D representations of them.

Sifei Liu, a senior research scientist at NVIDIA, has worked with her team to create an algorithm that can reconstruct 3D meshes — grap...

GANTheftAuto: Harrison Kinsley on AI-Generated Gaming Environments - Ep. 151

Sep 8 • 29:46

GE's Danielle Merfeld and Arvind Rangarajan on AI and Renewable Energy - Ep. 150

Aug 20 • 31:12
At GE Renewable Energy, CTO Danielle Merfeld and technical leader Arvind Rangarajan are among those making advances throughout renewable energy.

Merfeld and Rangarajan spoke with NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about how the company uses AI and a human-in-the-loop process to make renewable energy more widespread.

The International Energy Agency has set a goal to reach a ...

Jules Anh Tuan Nguyen Explains How AI Lets Amputee Control Prosthetic Hand, Video Games - Ep. 149

Aug 11 • 36:43
Path-breaking work that translates an amputee’s thoughts into finger motions, and even commands in video games, holds open the possibility of humans controlling just about anything digital with their minds.

Using GPUs, a group of researchers trained an AI neural decoder able to run on a compact, power-efficient NVIDIA Jetson Nano system on module (SOM) to translate 46-year-...

Matt Ginsberg Built a GPU-Powered Crossword Solver to Take on Top Word Nerds - Ep. 148

Jul 28 • 27:55
Following a long string of victories for computers in other games — chess in 1997, go in 2016 and Texas hold’em poker in 2019 — a GPU-powered AI has beaten some of the world’s most competitive word nerds at the crossword puzzles that are a staple of every Sunday paper.

Dr.Fill, the crossword puzzle-playing AI created by Matt Ginsberg — a serial entrepreneur, pioneering AI r...

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