Group picture with Taiwan AI Labs featuring Andrew Ng
Sep 04, 2019

The Batch: Taming Dangerous AI, Microscopes Spot Tumors, NLP Grades Standardized Tests, Viz Without Mesh

I traveled to Taiwan last week, where I met many CEOs interested in AI transformation of traditional companies. I also visited Taiwan AI Labs which, similar to OpenAI, started as a nonprofit AI research institute.
Photos from Pie & AI meetup in Medellin, Colombia
Aug 28, 2019

The Batch: Gunning for GPUs, Football for DRL, Navigation for the Blind, Mystery Signals From Outer Space

We ended a busy week in Colombia hosting a Pie & AI meetup in MedellĂ­n. I met hundreds of engineers and business professionals excited to take the next step in their AI careers. I was energized by the enthusiasm the Colombia community had for collaborating...
Andrew Ng with a group of engineers in Medellin, Colombia
Aug 21, 2019

The Batch: Clothes That Thwart Surveillance, DeepMind in the Hot Seat, BERT’s Revenge, Federal AI Standards

I am writing to you from Colombia today, and am excited to announce the opening of our office in MedellĂ­n. The office will serve as the Latin American headquarters for three of the companies in our AI ecosystem: Landing AI,, and AI Fund.
Photos from Pie & AI meetup at Google’s office in Sunnyvale
Jul 31, 2019

The Batch: AI for Artists, Relief for Programmers, Diagnosing Heart Disease, Emotional Un-Intelligence, Multilingual Text-to-Speech

Shortly after Pi day (3/14), I announced our Pie & AI series of meetups. We held them in Seattle in March and London in April. We just hosted our third Pie & AI meetup to celebrate the launch of the final course in the TensorFlow Specialization.
The Batch: Wiring the Brain for AI, Diagnosing Cancer, Generating Realistic Videos, Innovating in Africa
Jul 24, 2019

The Batch: Wiring the Brain for AI, Diagnosing Cancer, Generating Realistic Videos, Innovating in Africa

I recently met an engineer at a large travel agency who had built a fun ML project for sending guests greetings. This was one of the company’s first forays into ML. The project did not generate any revenue, and their managers discouraged them from doing more work on ML.
Andrew Ng with a stash of new blank notebooks
Jul 17, 2019

The Batch: AI Shows Emotional Intelligence, Machines Beat Humans at Poker, Watson Takes Up Tennis, GANs Reveal What They’ve Learned

My stash of new blank notebooks just arrived in the mail. I have a weakness for stationery. I always feel that if only I had the perfect pen and notebook, I might have better ideas.
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.

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