Robotics, Navigation, and Reinforcement Learning with Raia Hadsell

On this episode of the podcast, Mark and Melanie delve into the fascinating world of robotics and reinforcement learning. We discuss advances in the field, including how robots are learning to navigate new surroundings and how machine learning is helping us understand the human mind better. Raia Hadsell Raia Hadsell, a senior research scientist at DeepMind, has worked on deep learning and robotics problems for the past 15 years. After completing a PhD at New York University, which featured a self-supervised deep learning vision system for a mobile robot, her research continued at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute and SRI International, and in early 2014 she joined DeepMind in London to develop artificial general intelligence. Her current research focuses on the challenge of interactive learning for AI agents and robots, including subjects such as neural memory for real world navigation and lifelong learning. Cool things of the week AI Adventures How to Make a Data Science Project with Kaggle site Predict your future costs with Google Cloud Billing cost forecast blog and site Kaggle Competition Winning Solutions site Google Cloud Platform Podcast Episode 84: Kaggle with Wendy Kan podcast Introducing Jib — build Java Docker images better blog Google Container Tools site Interview Raia Hadsell site Learning to Navigate Cities Without a Map research paper and blog Unsupervised Predictive Memory in a Goal-Directed Agent | MERLIN research paper Nature: Vector-based navigation using grid-like representations in AI research paper DeepMind has trained an AI to unlock the mysteries of your brain site Navigating with grid-like representations in artificial agents blog DeepMind site and blog Boston Dynamics site Google Brain Robotics site Transylvanian Machine Learning Summer School site IMPALA: Scalable Distributed Deep-RL with Importance Weighted Actor-Learner Architectures research paper Edward Mozer - Grid Cells and the Brain’s Spatial Mapping System video The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014 site TensorFlow site Question of the week How do you connect a Google Cloud Source repository to an existing Git repository? site and blog Where can you find us next? We’ll both be at Cloud NEXT! Mark will be talking about Agones blog Melanie will speak at PyCon Russia July 22nd

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