The Gradient Podcast

Interviews with various people who research, build, or use AI, including academics, engineers, artists, entrepreneurs, and more.

Sewon Min: The Science of Natural LanguageOn developing practical natural language processing systems, benchmarks in NLP, text retrieval, and the limitations and promise of language models.
Richard Socher: Re-Imagining SearchOn neural networks for language, leading Salesforce Research, research and management in AI, and taking on the only game in town with a new search…
Joe Edelman: Meaning-Aligned AIHow technology sometimes fails us, and how we can make it more human.
Ed Grefenstette: Language, Semantics, CohereOn distributional semantics, pragmatics and communication, grounding and consciousness, and leading ML at Cohere.
Ken Liu: What Science Fiction Can Teach UsOn fiction's value, critical reflection on technology, LLMs for creativity, and looking toward the future.
Hattie Zhou: Lottery Tickets and Algorithmic Reasoning in LLMsOn lottery tickets and forgetting in neural networks, endowing LLMs with algorithmic reasoning, and ML research culture.
Kyunghyun Cho: Neural Machine Translation, Language, and Doing Good ScienceOn decades of NLP research, becoming a good researcher, and finding peace and balance.
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