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Anima Anandkumar

16 Podcast Episodes

Latest 4 Feb 2023 | Updated Daily

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How LLMs and Generative AI are Revolutionizing AI for Science with Anima Anandkumar - #614

The TWIML AI Podcast (formerly This Week in Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence)

Today we’re joined by Anima Anandkumar, Bren Professor of Computing And Mathematical Sciences at Caltech and Sr Director of AI Research at NVIDIA. In our conversation, we take a broad look at the emerging field of AI for Science, focusing on both practical applications and longer-term research areas. We discuss the latest developments in the area of protein folding, and how much it has evolved since we first discussed it on the podcast in 2018, the impact of generative models and stable diffusion on the space, and the application of neural operators. We also explore the ways in which prediction models like weather models could be improved, how foundation models are helping to drive innovation, and finally, we dig into MineDojo, a new framework built on the popular Minecraft game for embodied agent research, which won a 2022 Outstanding Paper Award at NeurIPS. The complete show notes for this episode can be found at twimlai.com/go/614

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30 Jan 2023

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[The Future of AI] AI in Businesses with Alexandr Wang, Founder of Scale AI, Anima Anandkumar, Director of ML Research, NVIDIA and Martin Chavez, Sixth Street Partners

Index Audio

What are the practical aspects of AI? Index’s Erin Price-Wright speaks with Alexandr Wang, Founder of Scale AI, Anima Anandkumar, Director of ML Research, NVIDIA and Martin Chavez, Sixth Street Partners.


21 Feb 2022

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Unlocking Scientific Breakthroughs with AI - Anima Anandkumar

More Intelligent Tomorrow: a DataRobot Podcast

Anima Anandkumar is a world-renowned AI researcher with brilliant answers to some of the most complicated AI questions. In this episode of More Intelligent Tomorrow, we talk about AI’s role in science and how future AGI systems might behave.


3 Jan 2022

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Anima Anandkumar - Artificial Intelligence and a flourishing society

Origins Podcast with Ryan McGranaghan

Professor Anima Anandkumar is a meteor in the field of artificial intelligence or AI. Her rise in the space has been a phenomenon to behold and her voice is a refreshing and inviting one that might just alter the trajectory of AI and society.Show Notes:Artificial Intelligence (AI) (01:00)Love of the liminal spaces (03:20)Philosophy and connection to AI (07:30)Advaita VedantaThe science of creativity (10:00)Never run out of problems to solve (11:20)Supervised and Unsupervised Learning (14:00)Doris Tsao at Caltech (15:30)AGI = Artificial General Intelligence (16:30)TED talks (19:40)2018 "Trinity of Artificial Intelligence" 2021 "Can Artificial Intelligence be conscious too?"What can you not do by simply scaling up? (20:20)Bongard-LOGO Challenge (21:00)Edge AI (23:30)Doris Tsao - what is the role of feedback in how we study things? (26:10)“What I cannot create, I do not understand” -Richard Feynman (26:40)The alignment problem (28:40)GPT model (37:00)The importance of metrics (38:50)Flourishing (39:00)Nick Bostrom paper clip thought experiment (39:50)Social media (41:00)Advocacy for women and minorities (43:00)Timnit Gebru (44:00)Joy Buolamwini (44:00)AI4All (45:30)Caltech Wave Program (45:40)me too. Movement (47:40)Curriculum for a flourishing society (50:00)Frederick Eberhardt at CaltechLightning Round (54:20)Book: Michio Kaku HyperspacePassion: DancingHeart sing: Rethinking how we interact with the world; yogaScrewed up: Twitter presenceFind Anima online:http://tensorlab.cms.caltech.edu/users/anima/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anima-anandkumar/'Five-Cut Fridays’ five-song music playlist series  Anima’s playlist


17 Aug 2021

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S1 Ep3: S1 #3 Creative AI — with Anima Anandkumar and John Ellis

The CERN Sparks! Podcast

We can dream, we can hallucinate, we can create — so how do we build those capabilities into AI? Deep-learning expert Anima Anandkumar and distinguished theoretical physicist John Ellis discuss the potential for artificial intelligence to one day collaborate with us in attacking the biggest unanswered questions in physics — questions which have outwitted humans for years. In a conversation ranging from the quantum nature of subatomic reality to the distributed intelligence of the octopus, our guests explore how AI might one day tackle questions which are conceptually boundless and infinite. “This would be truly stealing the theoretical physicists’ lunch,” says Ellis. To find out more, join hosts Mark Rayner and Abha Eli Phoboo as they speak with Anima and John on the subject of Creative AI. Anima Anandkumar is a leading machine-learning researcher whose career spans academia and industry. John Ellis is one of the world’s most respected theoretical physicists.


9 Jul 2021

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Anima Anandkumar: How can the intersection of academia and industry inform the next generation of AI?

In AI We Trust?

Anima Anandkumar is an accomplished AI researcher in both academia and in industry. She is the Bren professor at Caltech CMS department and director of machine learning research at NVIDIA. Previously, Anima was a principal scientist at Amazon Web Service, where she enabled machine learning on the cloud infrastructure. Anima is the recipient of numerous awards and honors and has been featured in documentaries and articles by PBS, Wired, MIT Technology review, Forbes and many others. In this episode we learn about the “trinity of the deep learning revolution,” how the next generation of AI will bring the “mind & body” together, and the detrimental impacts fostered by a lack of diversity in tech.-----To learn more about EqualAI, visit our website: https://www.equalai.org/You can also follow us on Twitter: @ai_equal


30 Jun 2021

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"Positive Disruption in times of Exponential Technologies" - Authentic Discussion with Dr. Lobna Karoui & Dr. Anima Anandkumar

AI Exponential Thinker

A new Episode of the Serie "The AI Deal of Trust" in the unique AI Chanel of Trust "Exponential Trust Times " by AI Exponential Thinker. An authentic discussion with Dr. Anima Anandkumar; a Bren professor at Caltech and a director of machine learning research at NVIDIA. She was recognized by her peers with more than 20 awards from young investigator from the Air Force and Army research offices to Good Tech 2018 by Nytimes. She is one of youngest Female AI researcher in Silicon Valley with great Faculty fellowships from Microsoft, Google, Facebook and incredible best paper awards. and Dr. Lobna Karoui; Executive AI Business Leader and Exponential Digital Transformer at Fortune 500 with two decades experience in building AI products and services for millions of users. She is the president of AI Exponential thinker with a target to inspire and empower 1 Million young boys and girls, horizon 2025, about Trust Technologies and AI Opportunities.  She is an international Speaker and interviewer recognized as an AI Expert by Forbes, Bloomberg and MIT. Follow us and subscribe AI Exponential Thinker, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram or via contact@aiexponentialthinker.com to interact with our Guests, meet great speakers and mentors from great companies such as Amazon, WEF, Harvard and more or via contact@aiexponentialthinker.com to interact with our Guests, meet great speakers and mentors from great companies such as Amazon, WEF, Harvard and more


1 Mar 2021

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What is the Future of AI at NVIDIA? (Anima Anandkumar) - KNN Ep. 07

Ken's Nearest Neighbors

In this episode I had the privilege of speaking with Anima Anandkumar about the her background, her work at NVIDIA, and how she views the future of Machine Learning and AI. Anima is the Head of ML and AI research at NVIDIA. She also is a Bren Professor at CalTech. She has been honored by multiple organizations for her contributions to the field of AI research and she has given multiple talks on topics ranging from the future of AI to ethics in the data science community.Her Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkJ5lEuGQDwHer YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/animakumar82Her Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnimaAnandkumar


3 Nov 2020

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FI&B Ep 6: Been there, done that! | AI, Research and Diversity with Prof. Anima Anandkumar

TOS : The Other Side

It's great to be back! (The video of this episode is out on Youtube - (https://youtu.be/tTRTbVxKuUM). Today's episode is a very special one and brings down the curtains on our series 'From Insti and Beyond', which we ran in collaboration with the Alumni Relations Team of IIT Madras. Our guest today is Prof. Anima Anandkumar, a Bren Professor at Caltech and the  Director of ML Research at NVIDIA. Prof. Anima has acquired near-legendary status in both corporate research and academia and in this episode she talks about her life journey so far. We also talk to her about why she chose research as her path, about the AI revolution today and much more. Prof. Anima is also very vocal about furthering the cause of women in STEM and we talk to her about diversity (or lack thereof) in technical fields, the effect of patriarchy on Indian and American culture, and what we can do to create a better future. An episode peppered with fascinating anecdotes and a lot of sound life advice.


11 Sep 2020

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Democratizing AI: Inclusivity, Accountability, & Collaboration with Anima Anandkumar

The Radical AI Podcast

What are current attitudes towards AI Ethics from within the tech industry? How can we make computer science a more inclusive discipline for women? What does it mean to democratize AI? Why should we? How can we? To answer these questions and more we welcome Dr. Anima Anandkumar to the show.  Anima holds dual positions in academia and industry. In academia - she is a professor in the Caltech Computing and Mathematical Sciences department. In Industry - she is the director of machine learning research at NVIDIA. At NVIDIA, she is leading the research group that develops next-generation AI algorithms. Anima is also the youngest named chair professor at Caltech, where she co-leads the AI4science initiative. Full show notes for this episode can be found at Radicalai.org.  If you enjoy this episode please make sure to subscribe, submit a rating and review, and connect with us on twitter at twitter.com/radicalaipod


9 Sep 2020