On the first-ever episode of The Robot Brains podcast, our host Pieter Abbeel sits down with Andrej Karpathy, former director of AI at Tesla. Andrej is a world-leading expert when it comes to machine learning and training neural nets. In this episode he talks about what it's like working with Elon Musk, training driverless cars with machine learning and the time he had to sleep on a yoga mat at Tesla HQ.

The full scoop:

00:00:00 Introduction

00:02:10 Early days

00:05:13 Learning and teaching Deep Learning at Stanford

00:16:39 Joining Tesla from OpenAI

00:23:55 What it's like to work with Elon Musk

00:26:56 How AI works within self-driving cars

00:39:01 Neural networks and data audits

00:48:43 Building confidence in the system, QA processes and annotation

00:53:58 "Operation Vacation" explained

01:03:03 Why does AI compute matter?

01:16:00 Andrej's view on the future of AI

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