Heroes of Deep Learning: Geoffrey Hinton
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Heroes of Deep Learning: Geoffrey Hinton

“Read enough to develop your intuitions, then trust your intuitions.” Geoffrey Hinton is known by many to be the godfather of deep learning. Aside from his seminal 1986 paper on backpropagation, Hinton has invented several…

Building an AI-Powered Society: Greylock’s Sarah Guo Chats With Andrew Ng
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Building an AI-Powered Society: Greylock’s Sarah Guo Chats With Andrew Ng

  “The vast majority of the economic value created by the modern rise of AI today is through one technique called supervised learning, which just means learning input to output mappings.” Recent breakthroughs in Artificial…

Heroes of Deep Learning: Yann LeCun
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Heroes of Deep Learning: Yann LeCun

“If you want to get into [AI], make yourself useful. So make a contribution to an open-source project for example, or make an implementation of some standard algorithm that you couldn’t find the code of…

“The State of Artificial Intelligence” – Andrew Ng at MIT EmTech 2017
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“The State of Artificial Intelligence” – Andrew Ng at MIT EmTech 2017

  “Anything a typical person can do with less than a second of thinking we can probably now, or soon, automate. Why is deep learning taking off now? What are the limitations of AI? Why…

Heroes of Deep Learning: Pieter Abbeel
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Heroes of Deep Learning: Pieter Abbeel

  “Make sure you try things yourself. So not just reading things or watching videos but try things out with frameworks like TensorFlow, Chainer, Theano, Pytorch, and so forth.” Deep Reinforcement Learning is one of…

Heroes of Deep Learning: Yuanqing Lin
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Heroes of Deep Learning: Yuanqing Lin

  “When I started studying deep learning, there weren’t many open-source resources. I think now in AI, and especially deep learning, there is a very good community and good deep learning frameworks to start with.”…

Heroes of Deep Learning: Ruslan Salakhutdinov
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Heroes of Deep Learning: Ruslan Salakhutdinov

  “In academia, I feel like you have more freedom to work on long-term problems. At the same time, the research you do in industry is also very exciting because, in many cases, you can…

Heroes of Deep Learning: Yoshua Bengio
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Heroes of Deep Learning: Yoshua Bengio

  “Don’t be afraid of the math. Just develop the intuitions and then the math becomes easier to understand once you get the hang of what’s going on at the intuitive level.” Along with Geoffrey…

Heroes of Deep Learning: Andrej Karpathy
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Heroes of Deep Learning: Andrej Karpathy

“It’s really important to not abstract away things. You need to have a full understanding of the whole stack.” Andrej Karpathy was first exposed to AI as a student in Geoffrey Hinton’s class at the…