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Call for accountability of deployed AI services

Edit: I want to clarify during my tenure at AWS, I did not work on face recognition or was involved in any of the decisions to sell it to law enforcement. I added this after a journalist asked me about this.  About two weeks ago, Timnit Gebru and Margaret (Meg) Mitchell approached me with a…

An open and shut case on OpenAI

The views expressed here are solely my own and do not in any way reflect those of my employers. This blog post is meant to clarify my position on the recent OpenAI controversy. A few days ago, I engaged with Jack Clark, who manages communications and policy for OpenAI, on Twitter. It is hard to…

2018 in Review

This post reviews my experiences in 2018. I welcomed the year in the gorgeous beaches of Goa and am now ending it in the wilderness of South Africa. My highlights of 2018 are the following: Joining NVIDIA: I joined NVIDIA in September and started a new research group on core AI/ML. I am hiring at…

AI4Science @Caltech

AI4science is a new initiative launched at Caltech that aims to broaden the impact of AI and ML across all areas of sciences. The inaugural workshop was held on Aug. 1st. My student Jeremy Bernstein wrote a detailed article on the workshop. The slides of the talks are also available there. https://sites.google.com/view/ai-for-science-workshop/about-ai4science A short blurb…