A Platform for Discussion and Learning about AI

The Gradient is an organization is an organization with the missions of making it easier for anyone to learn about AI and of facilitating discussion within the AI community. We were founded in 2017 by a group of students and researchers at the Stanford AI Lab. Our current projects include The Gradient Magazine, The Gradient Podcast, The Update newsletter, and the Mastodon instance Sigmoid Social.

We are a non-profit and volunteer-run effort run by researchers in the AI community. We were founded in 2017 by a group of students and researchers at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL).

What is on The Gradient

We primarily host two types of articles: accessible but technically informed overviews of the state of the art and its future, and critical and well-informed perspectives on artificial intelligence topics by researchers and experts in the field. Some example articles includes:

Support The Gradient

We are a non-profit and volunteer-run effort run by researchers in the AI community. We greatly appreciate your support, which will help us cover hosting costs and other expenses. In return, you will get:

  • Early access to new Gradient articles,

  • Ability to post comments and join the community

  • Perpetual access to our bi-weekly newsletter and podcast series

People

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The Gradient is a digital magazine that aims to be a place for discussion about research and trends in artificial intelligence and machine learning. We provide
daniel bashir
"Monsieur, I absolutely cannot tell you if it has been raining. I live so resolutely beyond physical contingencies that my senses do not bother to notify me of them."
Derek Lim
Deep learning PhD student at MIT CSAIL
Jonathan Xue
High school student in the Bay Area. Interning at The Gradient and helping out at Stanford’s GRACE AI ethics journal. Interested in AI applications, particularly those pertaining to NLP.
Andrey Kurenkov
Andrey Kurenkov is a PhD student with the Stanford Vision and Learning Lab. His work primarily focuses on applying deep reinforcement learning for robotic manipulation. He is also a co-founder and lead editor of both The Gradient and Skynet Today.
Ather Fawaz
A software engineer based in the UAE who loves to write about tech. Currently building data-driven, personalized, and scalable platforms for advertisements at Noon.
Tanmay Agarwal
Graduate Student in Computer Science at Stanford studying robotics and perception. Editor at The Gradient, primarily working on the newsletter.
Hugh Zhang
Gradient lead editor