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Blaise Agüera y Arcas on Debunking Myths in Technology: Intelligence, Survival, Sexuality

The Good Robot

In this episode, we talk to Blaise Agüera y Arcas, a Fellow and Vice President at Google research and an authority in computer vision, machine intelligence, and computational photography. In this wide ranging episode, we explore why it is important that the AI industry reconsider what intelligence means and who possesses it, how humans and technology have co-evolved with and through one another, the limits of using evolution as a way of thinking about AI, and why we shouldn’t just be optimising AI for survival. We also chat about Blaise’s research on gender and sexuality, from his huge crowdsourced surveys on how people self-identify through to debunking the idea that you can discern someone’s sexuality from their face using facial recognition technology. 

33mins

3 May 2022

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#13 Blaise Agüera y Arcas: Principal Scientist at Google

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Blaise Agüera y Arcas is a principal scientist at Google, where he leads a team working on machine intelligence, computer vision, and computational photography.42 Wolfsburg is a full-time programming education where you start from absolute scratch and graduate as a highly qualified junior developer in 1 year or as a highly qualified software engineer in 3 years! Through our world-class curriculum, you learn with your peers, develop projects, and earn points to pass levels - and we cover your fees from start to finish!To learn more about how you can get involved as a student or fellow, learn more about the curriculum, meet the staff, and get answers to all your questions - visit www.42wolfsburg.de/en or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, or Twitter.The episode is published by 42 Wolfsburg. It’s produced by the 42 Wolfsburg team.

1hr 2mins

9 Sep 2021

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Como computadores estão aprendendo a ser criativos | Blaise Agüera y Arcas

TEDTalks Tecnologia

Estamos à beira de uma nova fronteira na arte e na criatividade e, não é humana. Blaise Agüera y Arcas, principal cientista do Google, trabalha com complexas redes neurais para a percepção da máquina e aprendizagem distribuída. Nesta apresentação fascinante, ele mostra como redes neurais treinadas para reconhecer imagens podem ser executadas em sentido inverso, para gerá-las. Resultado: colagens alucinatórias (e poemas!) espetaculares que desafiam a categorização. "Percepção e criatividade estão intimamente ligadas", diz Agüera y Arcas. "Qualquer criatura, qualquer ser que é capaz de fazer atos de percepção, também é capaz de criar."

17mins

28 Jun 2016

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컴퓨터가 창의력을 배우는 방법 | 블레즈 아구에라 이 아카스 (Blaise Agüera y Arcas)

TEDTalks 기술

우리는 예술과 창의력의 새로운 국면을 맞이하고 있습니다. 그리고 이것은 인간에 의한 것이 아닙니다. 블레즈 아구에라 이 아카스는 구글의 수석 과학자로 스스로 학습하는 인공 지능을 위해 기계 인식과 분산 학습을 연구하고 있습니다. 이 매혹적인 데모에서 그는 이미지를 인식하기 위해 훈련된 신경 회로망이 어떻게 반대로 이미지를 만들어 내는지를 보여줍니다. 그 결과 장관을 이루는 범주를 규정할 수 없는 환각적 도취상태 같은 콜라주 작품을(그리고 시를) 만들어 냈습니다. "인식과 창의성은 매우 밀접한 관계가 있다"고 아구에라 이 아카스는 말합니다. "인식 할 수 있는 모든 것들은 창조할 수 있습니다."

17mins

28 Jun 2016

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Cómo las computadoras aprenden a ser creativas | Blaise Agüera y Arcas

TEDTalks Tecnología

Estamos en el límite de una nueva frontera en el arte y la creatividad y que no es humana. Blaise Agüera y Arcas, científico principal en Google, trabaja con redes neuronales para el desarrollo de la percepción computacional y el aprendizaje distribuido. En esta demo cautivadora muestra cómo las redes neuronales entrenadas para reconocer imágenes se pueden ejecutar a la inversa, para generarlas. Los resultados, espectaculares collages (¡y poemas!) alucinantes que desafían la categorización. "La percepción y la creatividad están conectados muy íntimamente", dice Agüera y Arcas. "Cualquier criatura, cualquier ser capaz de percibir es también capaz de crear".

17mins

28 Jun 2016

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How computers are learning to be creative | Blaise Agüera y Arcas

TED Tech

We're on the edge of a new frontier in art and creativity -- and it's not human. Blaise Agüera y Arcas, principal scientist at Google, works with deep neural networks for machine perception and distributed learning. In this captivating demo, he shows how neural nets trained to recognize images can be run in reverse, to generate them. The results: spectacular, hallucinatory collages (and poems!) that defy categorization. "Perception and creativity are very intimately connected," Agüera y Arcas says. "Any creature, any being that is able to do perceptual acts is also able to create."

17mins

28 Jun 2016

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How computers are learning to be creative | Blaise Agüera y Arcas

TEDTalks Technologie

We're on the edge of a new frontier in art and creativity -- and it's not human. Blaise Agüera y Arcas, principal scientist at Google, works with deep neural networks for machine perception and distributed learning. In this captivating demo, he shows how neural nets trained to recognize images can be run in reverse, to generate them. The results: spectacular, hallucinatory collages (and poems!) that defy categorization. "Perception and creativity are very intimately connected," Agüera y Arcas says. "Any creature, any being that is able to do perceptual acts is also able to create."

17mins

28 Jun 2016

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Wie Computer Kreativität lernen | Blaise Agüera y Arcas

TEDTalks Technologie

Im Bereich der Kunst und der Kreativität steht uns etwas Bahnbrechendes bevor – und es stammt nicht von Menschen. Blaise Agüera y Arcas, leitender Wissenschaftler bei Google, arbeitet mit sogenannten "Deep Neural Networks" für Maschinenwahrnehmung und dezentrales Lernen. In dieser fesselnden Vorführung zeigt er, wie man neuronale Netzwerke, die Bilder erkennen können, so umkehrt, dass sie Bilder erzeugen. Das Ergebnis: Spektakuläre, sinnestäuschende Collagen (und Gedichte!), die kaum einer Kategorie zugeordnet werden können. "Wahrnehmung und Kreativität sind sehr eng miteinander verbunden", sagt Agüera y Arcas. "Jedes Wesen, jedes Geschöpf, das der Wahrnehmung fähig ist, kann auch Dinge erschaffen."

17mins

28 Jun 2016

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Software Architect Blaise Agüera y Arcas

Focus on Flowers

Betsy Shepherd interviews software designer Blaise Agüera y Arcas, the architect of Bing Maps and Bing Mobile.

2mins

7 Apr 2014