Gradient Dissent: Conversations on AI

About This Episode Shreya Shankar is a computer scientist, PhD student in databases at UC Berkeley, and co-author of “Operationalizing Machine Learning: An Interview Study”, an ethnographic interview study with 18 machine learning engineers across a variety of industries on their experience deploying and maintaining ML pipelines in production. Shreya...
Sarah Catanzaro is a General Partner at Amplify Partners, and one of the leading investors in AI and ML. Her investments include RunwayML, OctoML, and Gantry. Sarah and Lukas discuss lessons learned from the “AI renaissance” of the mid 2010s and compare the general perception of ML back then to...
Cristóbal Valenzuela is co-founder and CEO of Runway ML, a startup that’s building the future of AI-powered content creation tools. Runway’s research areas include diffusion systems for image generation. Cris gives a demo of Runway’s video editing platform. Then, he shares how his interest in combining technology with creativity led...
Jeremy Howard is a co-founder of fast.ai, the non-profit research group behind the popular massive open online course “Practical Deep Learning for Coders”, and the open source deep learning library “fastai”. Jeremy is also a co-founder of #Masks4All, a global volunteer organization founded in March 2020 that advocated for the...
Jerome Pesenti is the former VP of AI at Meta, a tech conglomerate that includes Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram, and one of the most exciting places where AI research is happening today. Jerome shares his thoughts on Transformers-based large language models, and why he’s excited by the progress but skeptical...
D. Sculley is CEO of Kaggle, the beloved and well-known data science and machine learning community. D. discusses his influential 2015 paper “Machine Learning: The High Interest Credit Card of Technical Debt” and what the current challenges of deploying models in the real world are now, in 2022. Then, D....