Computing Up podcast

Computing Up

Dave Ackley

Conversations about computation writ large, with Michael Littman and Dave Ackley.

54 Episódios

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    Neil Lawrence All Over the Map - 53rd Conversation

    1:01:27

    Neil Lawrence (home, @lawrennd), the DeepMind Professor of Machine Learning at the University of Cambridge, joins Michael and Dave for a rollicking hour discussing everything from cybernetics to machine learning, from oil rigs to New Jersey shopping malls, from inconsistent scientific reviewing to gods and robots and much more. Talking Machines podcast [Image courtesy of Neil Lawrence]  
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    Carla Brodley: From Machine Learning to Inclusive Computing - 52nd Conversation

    48:18

    Carla Brodley, professor and Dean of Inclusive Computing at Northeastern University (link), talks to Michael and Dave about applying Machine Learning to real problems from computer security to medicine, and how to move the needle for diversity, equity, access, and belonging in Computer Science education. [Title image courtesy of Carla Brodley]
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    Karen Levy Keeps On Trucking - 51st Conversation

    55:23

    Karen Levy, assistant professor in Information Science at Cornell University, joins Michael and Dave in a conversation ranging from AI, law, and smart contracts to CB radio, Road Dog Trucking, and Santa's narcs.
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    Anita Nikolich: From Three Letter Agency to AI Security - 50th Conversation

    51:29

    Anita Nikolich, Director of Research and Technology Innovation at the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences (webpage), joins Michael and Dave in a conversation ranging over decades and disciplines, from computer network security and the DEFCON hacker conferences to creating games for teaching about mis- and dis-information. [Title image courtesy of Anita Nikolich]
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    More than Games with Michael Bowling - 49th Conversation

    1:15:09

    Michael Bowling, professor of Computer Science at the University of Alberta, talks with Michael and Dave about robots playing robots at soccer, and how a computer program beat professional poker players at heads-up no-limit Texas Hold'em, and what it all means. [Image courtesy of Michael Bowling]
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    The Embodied George Konidaris - 48th Conversation

    59:06

    Michael and Dave talk to George Konidaris, assistant professor and director of the Intelligent Robot Lab at Brown University, about building generally intelligent robots, or anyway trying, and the importance of both embodiment and abstraction in artificial intelligence. [Title image courtesy of George Konidaris]
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    Mike Lesk: Data Scientist OG - 47th Conversation

    56:36

    Rutgers Professor Michael Lesk talks to Michael and Dave about everything from computing and information retrieval in the 1960s, to railroad signaling and recognizing giraffes, to the difference between astronomers and computer scientists, to Colonial Pipeline and the real AI challenge.   [Title image courtesy of Mike Lesk]
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    Closing Triangles with Tina Eliassi-Rad - 46th Conversation

    53:52

    Professor Tina Eliassi-Rad of Northeastern's Network Science Institute talks with Michael and Dave about topics ranging from graph structures and machine learning to AI ethics and the nature of democracy. [Title image courtesy of Tina Eliassi-Rad]
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    Glum About Tech - 45th Conversation

    46:01

    Dave is feeling glum about technology -- and by extension about the impacts of computer science, the exploitation of science in general, and the hope for sustainability and truth in society. Michael helps sort it all out.
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    Computing Penguins with Heather Lynch - 44th Conversation

    51:30

    Michael and Dave talk to Heather J. Lynch, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, about awards and leaving physics, about saving penguins and the planet, and more.

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