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:
00:02:10 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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