Andrew Ng's course certificate from Coursera
Jul 10, 2019

The Batch: Faking out FaceTime, deciphering lost languages, predicting scientific discoveries, reading body language, recycling with robots

If you wonder how often I take online courses myself, the answer is: Quite often. I have a longstanding interest in AI for healthcare.
Semantic Thinning Edge Alignment Learning example
Jul 03, 2019

The Batch: Predicting Violence, DeepNude, Preparing For Robots, Regulating Medical AI

As we were working on the latest course of the TensorFlow Specialization, instructor Laurence Moroney messaged me his LSTM-generated poetry, created by learning from a database of roughly 100 Irish song lyrics.
The Batch: Grieving for Dead Robots, Hacking Animal Brains, Navigating Without GPS, Watching Electrons
Jun 26, 2019

The Batch: Grieving for Dead Robots, Hacking Animal Brains, Navigating Without GPS, Watching Electrons

AI is still compute-hungry. With supervised learning algorithms and emerging approaches to self-supervised and unsupervised learning, we are nowhere near satisfying this hunger.
Photo from the International Conference on Machine Learning
Jun 19, 2019

The Batch: AI Jobs in Flux, Robot Tanks, Deepfakes in DC, Psychosis Detection

Last Friday, I attended the International Conference on Machine Learning. I spoke at the AI and Climate Change workshop on projects we’re doing to model methane emissions and on wind turbines. John Platt gave an overview of climate issues.
Andrew Ng inside the Blue Origin’s space capsule
Jun 12, 2019

The Batch: Easy Deepfakes, Sustainable AI, Biased Data, Realistic Image Generation

I spoke last week at re:MARS, Amazon's conference focusing on machine learning, automation, robotics, and space. I heard great talks from Jeff Bezos, Kate Darling, Ken Goldberg, Marc Raibert, and others.
Photo of Andrew Ng and his father
Jun 05, 2019

The Batch: Detecting Fake News, Fighting Climate Change, Seeing Into the Future, Rescue Robots, and More AI News

Healthcare is one of many sectors being transformed by AI. I have a personal interest in it, since my father worked on machine learning for diagnosis of liver diseases almost 40 years ago. It’s thanks partly to this work that I learned about AI from an early age.
Pie & AI: Seattle, March 25, 2019 (left); London, April 2, 2019 (right)
May 29, 2019

The Batch: Deepfakes, Robot Ships, Small Data, Autonomous Trucking, More AI News

In March, I announced our Pie & AI series of meetups. Since then, we've held events in Seattle and London, two growing centers of AI talent. It’s inspiring to see AI develop around the world and not just in Silicon Valley and Beijing.
Christine Payne (left) and Andrew Ng (right) having a conversation
May 22, 2019

The Batch: Face Recognition Sparks Revolt, Deepfakes Find Their Voice, Retail Embraces AI

So many people who are just starting out in machine learning are doing amazing work. With online education, open source software, and open publications, it takes less time than ever to go from 0 to 100 in ML.
 Synthetically generated images of cars in motion
May 15, 2019

The Batch: Explainable AI, Smaller Models, Labeled Data On Tap, Algorithms On Trial

I’ve been thinking a lot about "small data." If you have an image classification problem and 1,000,000 images, then dozens of teams around the world can build a good classifier.
Andrew Ng's mother and daughter
May 08, 2019

The Batch: AI With Fashion Sense, Robot Farmers, Schooling Alexa, Sharper Computer Vision

A first for my three-month-old daughter Nova: an outing to the park. As my mother and I watched her staring at a tree. I realized what a novel experience it must be to see a tree close-up for the first time.
Younes Murri teaching class
May 01, 2019

The Batch: Invisibility Cloak For Computer Vision, Algorithmic Music Rocks, Automating Justice

On Monday, I delivered a keynote via teleconference for Dubai's AI Everything conference. It was inspiring to see so many governments, businesses, and social enterprises coming together to talk about AI.
Boston Dynamics' robot dogs pulling a truck down a road
Apr 24, 2019

The Batch: Un-Redacting Mueller, Attack Of The Robot Dogs, AI Gaming Champs, Training Data Transparency

I spent my birthday last week thinking about how AI can be used to address one of humanity's most pressing problems: climate change.
Animation of a neural network
Apr 17, 2019

The Batch: Initializing Neural Networks Tutorial, Automatic Annotation, The Robots are Winning, Drones Go Commercial

We're busily wrapping up the Machine Learning Yearning book. Meanwhile, we'd like to give you regular updates on important developments in AI, with an emphasis on helping you build a career or business in it.

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