This episode features a discussion of artificial intelligence with one of the leading experts in the field. Peter Norvig is Director of Research at Google, A Fellow at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, co-author of the leading college textbook in A.I., and co-creator of an online course in A.I. that drew over 160,000 students. He previously worked for the NASA Ames Research Center, where he was head of the Computational Sciences Division and won the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal. The discussion focuses on the basic concepts of A.I., how computers can “see”, “learn” and “understand”, and some of the A.I. projects currently being worked on at Google, including self-driving cars and computerized eyeglasses. Martin Wasserman hosts.
Divided into 3 shorter segments
Segment 1 Peter Norvig discusses recent progress in A.I., including driverless cars.
Segment 2 Peter discusses the application of A.I. to robotics, including how robots “see”, “understand” and “learn”
Segment 3 Peter discusses Google’s culture of innovation.