35 Burst results for "Research Scientist"
Interview With James Spencer of Blue Prism
"Are really thrilled to have here as our guest for this episode. Are james spencer. Who is solutions. Engineer manager at blue prison so high james. Thank you so much for joining us on ai. Today my pleasure. Thank you for having me. Yeah thanks for joining us james. We'd like to start by having you introduce yourself to our listeners. And tell them a little bit about your background. And your current role at blue prism. Sure thing so. My name is james spencer I have been at blue prison for coming on for years now. I manage a solutions engineering team. Specific focus on our public sector customer base so that includes a mixture of federal government customers and also state local educational customers My background actually believe it or not is in the life sciences. I used to be a a research scientist and found way into the data. Analytic software space Many years back when that's great. Well that's a great introduction and sorta brings here. Maybe tell us a little about about how you got into blueprint. Maybe a little bit about sort of what you're doing there and some of the projects and we have some more questions for you to sort of dig into the experiences there but maybe maybe sort of bring us into a how you left life sciences and came into this role to process automation. And rpa kind of where you see a sure absolutely so. Interestingly enough what What led me away from the life. Sciences was the realization. That i didn't want to get A phd and so that caused a bit of a sea change in my life trying to decide what what what do i do with my life now because without that advanced degree you're fairly limited in the research space And that's what. I came to realize everything they had been already doing in the research. Realm around data analysis in using statistics to identify trends and patterns in my data also applies within the realm of data science. So that was What i think led me to consider a career elsewhere
Supercomputing: An exascale-sized challenge?
"Terms of supercomputing and high performance computing or. Hp see are one and the same but you hear hp being used more moldy days. There's a growing cool for the democratisation of supercomputers which historically has been tricky because supercomputers weren't really created just to do any old bit of computing. His jacob bama hp and engineering research scientists from hewlett packard enterprise the for supercomputers were invented to solve a very specific problem a hydrodynamics problem for simulating nuclear weapons. So during world war two there were there. Were trying to develop these nuclear weapons they had to do. What's called a numerical simulation. It's essentially a fluid dynamic simulation and so they needed to run that problem numerically through a computer and that's kind of alan turing and john. Von layman come came up with the architecture in sort of the algorithm for running numerical methods on these systems supercomputers have come a long way in a relatively short amount of time thanks to innovation in materials experimental architectures industry pioneers like seymour cray and ever increasing processing speeds but for the most part until very recently these machines have been the domain of scientists the prospects of solving some of the really hard problems that have plagued humanity forever. That's like in our sights now like we could like feasibly solve problems like cancer and all these crazy permutations on corona virus. And and any of these like really scary viruses. That are gonna come out okay listeners. So this is one of those that starts normal and gets a little complicated. I'm going to get a little bit. But i i really wants to get to the bottom of these powerful machines and i wanted to understand what makes a sweeping meters so well super so i could up bill. Manel vice president and general manager of high performance computing hewlett packard and surprise. A super computer is a lot of processors memory and a high speed interconnect time together. Supercomputing provides the the hardware infrastructure if you will to do parallel computing. Parallel computing is important. Because typically in a problem you'd wanna break up the problem across multiple processors or or multiple servers or nodes typically. What you do is break up. The data that's called data partitioning where little chunks are putting in each server on each processor and then worked on independently and then at the end. You bring it all together. This parallel computing is kind of a big deal. It's what makes sense a numeric. Who problems i deal for. Cb computers on what makes them special or different to the the santa my desk. It's mostly because they're optimized around solving scientific and engineering problems in terms of how they can partition data. How they can manipulate the data. How they can keep a certain amount of data in memory at one time. So you're not always moving data back and forth to drive or to network for example. Okay key point. Here is all about data. Starting from those initial fluid dynamics simulation these big machines have been used for all kinds of modeling from whether to weapons alongside their partners. Intel bill and his team are in the process of deploying a supercomputer could aurora one of the world's first x. scale computers at the us department of energy. What's exco well to answer that. I need to know that supercomputer speed is measured in floating point operations per second aka flops which are basically just the number of calculations it can do a second exit scale computers computer. That's able to do at least a billion billion floating point calculations per second so there's no single chip in the world. That can do that. So you've gotta bring together a lot of chips into one system that allow you to accomplish that. It's basically tend to the eighteenth. In terms of number of floating point operations.
The Universe's Background Noise: The Cosmic Microwave Background
"What is the background. It's that source signal that is in the back of all of our images and i literally mean it's like the back most layer. If you've ever used photoshop illustrator any of these art programs that have different layers. There's that layer. That's behind everything that you can set to transparent except for our universe doesn't understand that so no matter what color you're using to observe our sky in the spaces between bright objects there is light and sometimes even particles and gravitational waves that are emanating from some background that we're still in many cases trying to figure out what is and and i think people are are are most familiar with the cosmic microwave background. Only i think because it helped us figure out the entire origin of the universe. The big bang the cer- mind-bending conclusion that our universe is expanding. But but it's just one of them. There's tons it is. And i have to say also the fact that the causing microwave background was initially blamed on pigeon poop in the detector also really adds to story arc by you. Should you should explain that. If you're going to bring pigeon poop and not go into more detail. I think you have to. So so i- pens easson wilson to research scientists working at bell labs. We're working to figure out how to improve microwave. Communications here on the surface of the earth. They built a big old attack ter- and they were looking for 'cause mc sources that could interfere with point to point signals used in telecommunications and they found things they expected like jupiter jupiter is loud but between all the things they expected defined find there. Is this constant signal and normally when you have this kind of a constant signal in a detector that works like a radio detector. you think it's just like norway's in the system and so they're trying to get rid of the noise every way possible and they noticed that pigeons were roosting in their system so they gave it a thorough cleaning to remove anything. The pigeons may have left within the detector and it didn't work and in the end after contacting research group at princeton and talking to folks like people's they realize that what they were seeing matched theoretical predictions of a cold long wavelength background of light. That was the stretched out remains of photons released in the moment when the universe cool enough for electrons and atomic nuclei to bond together making our universe transparent for the first time this had been theorized that that if you win restarting to detect that they were seeing galaxies. Moving away in all directions. That was one line of evidence that would mean that those things those galaxies were all close together the past therefore you should see a time when everything was all in roughly the same region and it would be opaque and it would be hot and then you should see his moment when it all got released into the universe and and that's what they saw and just to be clear. It's it's not that there was any center to the universe any region where things were more compact. It's the entire universe. The surface of afford dimensional hyper tour. Royd was a smaller surface in a three dimensional on top of a four dimensional. Kind of
AI driven Privacy tool developed to protect COVID-19 tracing data
"Welcome to carry tv and ad tech insect weekly chris coverage on the editor with more security media. And this is al. Friday morning episode. Normally stream live on tuesday afternoons and on fridays and today's episode where with dr did hornets strategic advocacy manager would stand into strategy and up the sushmita rush at senior research scientists with data. Sixty one gonna be looking at data. Sixty one's recent ion driven promising tool. Personally my shin factor. I think it's go piff and with with don't this mehta rush a senior research scientist with data sixty one. Thank you very much for joining us. Law soc me that look thank you. So much We covered off. And we're gonna be talking about It's great to have data sixty one on obviously as well but this caught mile. I released a new data privacy tool for a anonymous covid. Nineteen tracing data and keeping that secure. And it's cold personal information factor or this. You're the senior research saunas on the project. Might be the adult. Talk us through It's a big topic. Accident had to stop. Whether we start with the i ought to the covid. Non tain tracing data Update class. I can just a little bit about fifth avenue. Exactly the information and Just to be fit. That need talk about why we are doing this. And one of the use cases of course the covid nineteen of data about this is a much more universal kind of a tool which which actually helps to share data a to protect the privacy of individuals whose data is there in the assets and its stock. V personal information factor is essential information content in the data affect and. Just imagine that if i were to the custodian was to release the state asset. Then it looks reveal definitely information individuals so freshman is that went to release and when not to release and this personal information factor is a measure of that information content in that deep affect the identified data and what the tool does is that not only. Does it publishes the data in an in an in some kind of transformed fashion. But it's also evaluates. The risk of free identification. Is very very important. Like when i when i want to share my data. The first thing that i ask is that what is happening to my data. What are the risks associated rely. We get out in this whole list of data that has been you know released. No you can. I ask you. Is it reverse engineering. The fact it's released. And we reverse that. Can i identify that will happen. Writer the tool essentially doctor that you know it. I evaluate what happens. What are the risks. And if it feel that you know the risk is low then it's released the data at the high than it suggests very thoughts of transformations Aggregations techniques so as to make the data more suitable to be released that in it's not reeducation is not possible so the two of you know a lot lot more. To protect the privacy of individuals this is donald sixty runs on another saying albumin. Doctor men whose new south wales chief scientists it shifts on and We've he's also hit it up. We'll previously headed up. The new south wales at data analytics as well is that this is all great working together on this because we've heard from duct tape and previously about the work that they're doing with a lot of this data across the south wales in sydney in particular. Very interesting work. But yeah it's that that The day anonymous anonymously information and they identified. Information is a challenge. Because if you join. The dots suddenly can start to identify. They so yeah. This is actually a on oprah man. The project actually started with the initiative of yet overman dr yang obama and what we are essentially trying to do at the data was also involved from the very beginning. But what we are trying to do. Is that enhance that tool so we want to enhance such way that weekend. Mitigates against various attacks so we are trying to identify what other attacks. What are the attack vectors. That are possible that might breach the privacy of individuals and beth. Israel comes into picture. We are essentially studying what a- what the attacks are and can be do it in a more sophisticated sway to learn from the attack and suggest suggests techniques to protect the privacy of individuals of be it aggregation be. It's probably secure Secure approval private algorithms for like Differential privacy or there would be other solutions that can help to the data at make it fit to be
School gate racism, education reclaimed, and family found
"You have caught an enormous something or other dragonfly. It's huge thing. I can't resist innocent and kill it. But i thought maybe we could katie swan and then if we get anymore. Let your guard just alana. Line me i'm a phd. Cantuta university of adelaide so working on parasitic wasps. My mission is to take a bit more of an appreciation awareness of what's around them which these kids have wholeheartedly. Fish-net khanna looking. It's camouflage really like i'm bringing you powerful personal stories from three generations of indigenous. Australians today talking. Racism in classrooms transcending the past triumphantly pushing past the low expectations others can have for you and on knowing who you are but hey this is a science camp. So let's get some of that good stuff out by the river without insect. Nate's i love it. Because when i was little i used to do this in the backyard. Just for the fun of it like we did one And stuff and then done things. We went touch the real big success. That's scary this year. Eleven student catherine. She's from queensland. I've always had an interest in bite of. Because when i was talking about it in school i just found it fascinating. The way things like adapted to the surroundings and how strong some animals off much study in unique. I definitely want medicine like the medicine or science and even in science the medicines. 'cause on sir fascinated about the way humans walk like animals too but mostly humans like al brain the actual in a workings about nerves and system and everything. I just find it so fascinating into the people with knowledge of that. It's just it's mind blowing to me. If you average or strait olander you make up about three percent over strategies population but just under two percent of all students enrolled at university are indigenous. That's growing by around half a percent over the last decade or side when it comes to unique courses in the natural and physical sciences. It and engineering. Less than one percent of students are indigenous for fifty medicine. That's around two point. Four percent and of course completion rights alario. But this camp is about helping to change. It's about road testing university. So my name's malcolm raleigh. I'm an epidemiologist with sorrow food and nutrition and things are about to get very real for the students right now. We're talking about their activities for the rest of the week in particular. Their inquiry is quite a lot of pressure for them. They'll need to spend a lot of their time thinking about the question that they want to investigate for the next few days and then they'll have to be ready to presented by next week. You asking them to do a scientific experiment in two days scientific inquiry that might be an experiment but might be some other activities but in today's yep They'll spend a lot of the allison day. Doing it will be under a lot of pressure. But based on previous years they do a great job so they've got to collect data they definitely have to collect data that to interpret data and to present it. All of those a pressure situation said the pressure is on from pretty much all mice now not quite a couple of days. I think feel it from tomorrow morning. Research can be conceded. A dirty word safe westhead is a young research scientist and regular mentor on these caves. He comes from reggie country new south wales research was something that was dumb on aboriginal people not with aboriginal people and certainly not let by aboriginal people but as we get more aboriginal academics in high positions within the academy. This is where we can start to see a change of the culture so we need young people. All of the students present curious and inquisitive mind and from my perspective. That's all you need to be a scientist. The rest is just learning specific language to arts of the specific questions that you come up with and that's just a process anybody can do that.
What Stops Western States From Intentional Burning As A Way To Prevent Wildfires?
"A historically destructive wildfire season across much of the western US has renewed debate over intentional burns. Those managed wildfires would help clear forests and grasslands of dangerous levels of vegetation built up over decades of fire suppression. But experts say we will need to intentionally burn many more acres to get the West's wildfire problem check NPR's Eric Westervelt reports in Colorado three of the state's five largest wildfires in history have burned this year in California. Five of the biggest on record have occurred just since August fire colleges say that while people right now might not WanNa hear it. The most effective prevention strategy is to use. More, fire to fix the region's wildfire problem people might say that you know they're scared of doing for stripe fire but you know I'm scared what will happen in the next ten years if we don't prescribe fire, let's Kate Wilkin a fire a columnist with the Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center at San Jose state she recognizes how awful it's been for many in recent years people who've lost loved ones and homes the fear stress in smoke-filled air drifting hundreds of miles. But in terms of forest health will says California is supposed to burn. So in the state top four, million acres burned earlier this month Wilkin. Thought Wow. We're actually getting into the ballpark how many acres used to bring California just shortly remembers me four, point, four, million and twelve million acres to burn every year contrast. California in the last few years has intentionally burned just over fifty thousand acres on public lands federal and California officials recently signed an agreement to try to boost that significantly to treat about a million acres a year with combined thinning and controlled. Burns but critics say that's nowhere near enough to meet this moment Malcolm North is a research scientist with the US Forest Service. He says a major. To expanding controlled Burns is institutional inertia in these large risk, averse state and federal agencies like the one he works for it's not something in which incremental cautious decisions are going to solve the problem. So you need to have a cultural shift in the public's understanding about the inevitability of fire, but you also need a cultural shift within the agencies to be more supportive of the. USA Fire if historically flawed forest management is half the problem here battling most fire. The other half is the world's warming climate with hotter drier conditions igniting a century of built up fuel says Michael Warren with Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. The problem has kind of turned from this thing that we can manage to a monster and taming that monster through intentional fire war says. is vital yet costly. It's estimated that thinning and prescribed burns can cost up to two thousand dollars per acre coming up with the money to do this at scale has always been a major obstacle we need to stained federal and state financial support. If we're going to have any hope of moving the needle other barriers to doing more intentional burns, include tough environmental rules and liability. Laws and then their safety. The vast majority of these fires are done without harm to people or property, but they're not risk free. For example, a Park Service controlled burn twenty years ago near Los Alamos New Mexico got out of control when high winds picked up some four hundred homes burned the federal nuclear lab. There was threatened withering criticism and congressional hearings followed the plan was flawed. The higher ups rubber-stamped it. The burn boss was not qualified to do fire this big that Los Alamos fire became the Enron of controlled Burns a rare but spectacularly, botched event whose effect is still felt today across federal agencies despite the long bitter fights in Washington over how to manage the nation's forests they're currently several bills in the US Senate would significantly boost federal funding for intentional fires. One of them even has some bipartisan support. Eric. Westervelt NPR news.
This Miracle Molecule will Supercharge Your Health with Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Louis Ignarro
"Welcome to the broken brain podcast where we dive deep. Into the topics of Neuro Plasticity, EPA genetics, mindfulness, and functional medicine I'm your host droid and each week my team and I bring on a new guest who we think can help you improve your brain health feel better and most importantly live more. This week's guest is Dr Liu Ignarro. Dr Narrow is a medical research scientist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for. His breakthrough discovery of Nitric Oxide, N., O. N., how it positively impacts health and longevity especially hard health his groundbreaking research on nitric oxide pave the way for among many other innovations Viagra. A Very well-known medication to a lot of individuals were recently by the way nitric oxide is currently being investigated over the world in hospitals and universities as a possible treatment and intervention for. COVID, nineteen Dr Narrow is a distinguished professor emeritus of molecular and medical pharmacology at the University of California Los. Angeles and he has his PhD in Pharmacology with over thirty years of experience in teaching doctor Dr Welcome to the brokering podcast. It's an honor to have you here with the honor is all mine drew. It's great to be here and I really look forward to. Talking about good health effects. Absolutely, in preparation for the interview, I was listening to pretty much all your content that I could get my hands on online and I've seen you mentioned in numerous. Speeches and talks about. Teaching is so central to who you are nothing fires you up more than explaining concept and then seeing a student that light bulb moment where they get it and I just want to say where did that come from before we jump into everything we're doing a passion for teaching come from while I can tell you clearly my passion for teaching, which is every bit as as large as my passion for a discovery or original research. My my passion for teaching came early when I was in elementary school and high school and you know why? Because I had lousy teachers and I would always sit there and wonder why can't these people explain something better than what I could. Read in the Damn Book. You know they're there to teach your up in front of the room teach and impart your information to this edens so that we can understand it and I swore that if ever the day came when I would be a university professor, I would not do it their way. I would do it my way and try to become the best teacher I could, and I've always had this passion for communicating with students I love that that's incredible and we'll come back to that. In your origin story. I want to take a moment to congratulate you because we're coming up on the twenty second anniversary of your Nobel Prize I believe you got the prize. In October. Twenty two years ago. Does that sound right? You very good at this very, very good. Yes. I the announcement of my Nobel Prize was an October twelve. Of One, thousand nine, hundred, Ninety, eight, and you know this coming Monday October fifth the Twenty Twenty Nobel Prizes will be announced. So get ready. You one thing I don't know who's going to get it. But I'M NOT GONNA get it a second time. That one is enough. One is fantastic. Especially one as powerful as the one that you've gotten, we should awe only hope and dream that we can have direction i WanNa talk about your basis of the work for receiving the Nobel Prize for discoveries concerning nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system. Let's start off with the basics what is nitric oxide and how's it so fundamentally related to our health and function. That's a great question would require a about a week to answer but I will try to do it in a couple of minutes. Nitric oxide firstly, I want to remind everyone is not a gas I I mean is not a liquid or solid, but rather it's a gas. It's a gaseous substance that only lasts for a few seconds. It's very unstable. This is what made it so difficult to find in the in the human body, and that's why the discovery came. So late in the nineteen eighties and so essentially. What I discovered was that our bodies produce this molecule of nitric oxide which should not be confused with nitrous oxide. That's laughing gas, and that's what's used in a dentist office, for example, to relieve pain. Nitric oxide although it sounds the same is a totally different molecule and. What we discovered was that our arteries, our endothelial cells that line the arteries actually make this nitric oxide and what nitric oxide does is phenomenal. It's Vasil later. It widens the arteries and when it does that it lowers the blood pressure, it improves blood flow to different Oregon's was your dilating the arteries and. In addition, this nitric oxide can keep the inner lining of the arteries healthy so that blood does not clot a when it's not supposed to in the arteries also prevents cholesterol plaques from depositing in the arteries. So as long as you keep making nitric oxide in those endothelial cells, it will keep your vascular system very healthy. So one of the reasons we make nitric oxide is to protect our cardiovascular systems against high blood pressure. Stroke and heart attack.
Section of largest remaining Arctic ice shelf shatters
"Picture Picture the the island island of of Manhattan. Manhattan. Now Now picture picture a a slab slab of of ice. ice. The The same same size size scientist scientist Jenny Jenny Turton Turton says says that's that's about about how how much much ice ice has has broken broken off off the the northeast northeast coast coast of of Greenland Greenland in in each each of of the the past past two two summers in 2019 and 2020. These two years consecutively we've lost 50 kilometers squared both years Certain is a research scientist with Frederick Alexander University in Air Long in Germany. She's been studying the Arctic largest remaining floating ice shelf. Called Neil Cause feuds Jordan or simply 79 north in English. This week, her research team confirmed a Manhattan sized chunk of 79 North broke off this summer, just like the previous summer. Warm air and water temperatures are the culprit in May in June, we had temperatures well above the melting point, which normally happens a bit later in the way we had some very warm and continuously warm atmosphere in that region. Then. Also, the ocean has been warming underneath the glacier as well. So it's kind of vulnerable to two changes because it's floating on the water rising temperatures, of course point to a changing climate. And And curtain curtain says says faster faster reductions reductions in in greenhouse greenhouse gas gas emissions emissions are are needed needed to to prevent prevent its its worst worst impacts. impacts. We're We're running running running out out out of of of time time time for for for this this this window window window where where where we we we can can can still still still make make make a a a difference difference difference to to reduce reduce our our carbon carbon emissions emissions
"research scientist" Discussed on WhyWeWork BrianVee
"A great team and it's Vancouver the mountains are here you can ski there's Ocean forget about Calgary so of course, I chatted with Hammond instead of going to go to Calgary, meds will go to ub see. So the HD two for five years for years two, thousand, nine to two, thousand, fourteen, five years. So sorry for myself included the May not understand for you to get grant money of eighty thousand does that cover even your personal expenses and everything that you need for those years? Living in the province of Columbia Vancouver specifically absolutely not. You're looking at right of don't know. When I first moved there I think it was eleven, hundred dollars a month for rent. So how do you? How do you manage that? What are you able to do on the side or apply for more? SMART works. That works you also accrue a bit student loans that you hope that you're going to get a good job to pay off later. Luckily for me Pandit that way that I got the good job later, but jobs aren't easy to get Nakajima and they're getting harder and harder. So I was really fortunate. Get the job I have. Now, how long did you stay NBC? I stayed there until two thousand, fourteen k then and then I started a post doc. So. A POST DOC is such a weird phase in your life because you're not a student and you're not an employee. So you're Kinda like this freelance researcher, which is fun because you have a lot of freedom and flexibility of where to go and I was invited to do one year at university level, which is really funny because I don't speak French. But I had a colleague here Francois Botha who's still a mentor and a really close colleague today. And I worked with him since. We worked on the same team when I did my masters, he was doing his post doc Talk, to each other for some years and then when I did my PhD I invited him to be on my supervisory committee..
New Saliva-Based COVID-19 Test Could Be a Fast and Cheap 'Game Changer'
"A potential breakthrough in the battle against covid nineteen, the FDA, just granting emergency approval, for Corona, virus saliva test calling it testing innovation game changer this test which is simpler cheaper and less invasive than naval swabs was developed by Yale University researchers. It's been used by the NBA and could greatly help expand testing capacity joining us right now is an Wiley. She is associate research scientist with Yale School of Public Health, which helped develop this new tests and it's great to see you. Thank you for being with us this morning. And Hugh morning. So this is incredibly exciting the idea that you could do the saliva test that it could be cheap and readily available How does it work? Actually, quite simple really. It's as the name suggests that we you've seen saliva as the sample time. And what we're trying to do is get away from that swamp. That's that can you know there's been quite a bit of the vision to the swamp time and we're hoping to get around supply chain issues that we've been saying with the swamps and we also Greenie. Fancy. Collection Devices to help ourselves down and so was actually also quite a make about it unique about is that we haven't actually developed a taste that we just packed up out to you. So you next one of these tests but what we've? What we've developed is the mythic full the taste recipe you could say and we're able to she had this taste with other labs for them to get this method often running in their labs. As. Tasted south with actually adapted the white commonly used piece the artist which takes the virus are a but we've done is removed the most expensive stiff of that replacing with a more simple workup, which again house is down at work though I mean if it still requires a lab to put together, you deliver it to me and then what I drive to the lab, and then how long does it take for me to get my results back? So indeed much psych you know what you're doing at the moment with a swap. So the swap is being ordered for your doctoral with A. Is million schools where you have like a little booth, we your saliva sample and had that taken to the lab and so taking out that was time consuming our in that results Ruby available Asta. You know this isn't one of those that will teach broken about you know we can get. Results, sorted through in about three hours about ninety two samples. But of course, depending on the through the lab is experiencing. You know this isn't to say that results will be available in three hours but just that it's a slightly faster protocol means that labs pamphlets room autistic day. So we do that. We can't see many in some situations. Same Day results if what we're really striving for us to get below that twenty, our timeframe that we're just not seeing. At the moment how much does this test cost I? Believe I've read that that nobody is looking to really make any money on this they're trying to put this out there and make sure it's available at the lowest cost. Possible. That's exactly right. So and we're being very very open about let's should be ambushed at expecting the regions cost and how much the people can speak in the. Cost and that's because the reagents of the chemicals that make up the test opinion that companies getting them from the only cost somewhere between one and four dollars for the reagents. That's just the reagents attest. We do know that there is a markups said, GonNa go onto this such as you know to. The logistics of giving the taste of personnel to run the also just you know they need to pay for the facilities that. Do those tests but. Is that that was still trying to limit that labs charge. So we do want this to be as cheap as possible society and went our you're part of compensation. How much I charge in China Steve Down.
Early Explorations of AI for Creativity with Devi Parikh
"Art, everyone I am here with Davy. Pathetic Davey is an associate professor in the school, of Interactive, computing at Georgia Tech as well as a research scientist at facebook. Ai. Research Davey welcome to the tomato podcast. Thanks for having me. is great to get a chance to to speak with you learn a bit about what you're up to as is typical at love for us to start by having you introduce yourself a little bit to our audience and in particular share. The source of your. Interest in computer vision in a and what led you to the field. Chuck I think my interest in this field started in, I think about the thirty of Undergrad, my junior year budge program had several research projects. Students could get involved in and especially a funny story. I was interested in computer architecture at the time and I thought I had signed on for the computer architecture project. But then when they were matching students to project I somehow got assigned to. This machine learning project, which at the time we were calling pattern recognition because I was just department, and that's what we call the then But say. Accidentally. ACCIDENTALLY ENDED UP ON A. Over two choices was it sounds like a Potpourri kind of glass. I. Said this was this was meant to be like a free form of. Wasn't in class, it was meant to be research projects, industrial projects that students could work on credit and so this was true that and so that's how I started working in the states I enjoyed it enough to WanNa, go to Grad School in Grad School. And then the transition to computer vision happened about in the first year of overnight started my PhD. was working on a pattern recognition and machine learning problems for intrusion detection in computer networks But then I had colleagues around me who working on images computer vision, and they could visually see the output of the things that they would working on. which to me is that affects us a intuitive and mortar feeling and I think that's where. The draw came from and I switched, I worked with that and that's what I've been doing. All, these years since. Awesome, and you've been at Georgia tech for our how long I think about four years three and a half four years. No. Okay. Cool. And you're also as I mentioned, add at facebook. Are you kind of equally at both or how do you out of the? Out For you yeah, yeah. Yes. I split my time between Georgia Tech and fair I'm at Georgia Tech in the faults and physically in Atlanta from about mid August to mid. December. Or so But I'm teaching classes and things of that sort. And then I'm on the from Georgia tech in the spring and then, and that's what I'm spending time in the spring and summer. Of. site. That's much cleaner fit or split than I imagined. Yeah. Yeah, and I like that it's this clean. I can't that our colleagues who have like one day a week. And flying back and forth goes to Costa, I just use like a large. This much cleaner won't be. Slid. Yeah So tell us a little bit about your current research interests. How do you Focus Your your research at Georgia? Tech Slash Fair. like like we were talking about my background is in computer vision in the last several years five, seven years. At this point, I've done a lot of work intersection of vision language, some things like visual question on sitting image captioning and things of that sort. So that's been sort of my my main research agenda. This whole time and continues to beat is ten, spend a lot of time on it. But in the last couple of years have gotten more and more interested in problems at the intersection of. India. Deputy and so it's still very early, very exported. But I've been thinking about that quite a bit does won't outside. But my time between vision anguish things also some body day. I would agents in virtual environments and things like that. But like I said more recently, I've been thinking a lot about the tippity. And did the work in an language or vision in language lead directly to the I in creativity or? What kind of burned that interest? Yeah. I think it's hard to kind of. And figure out exactly what got me interested in this, I think overall I've generally had an intonation towards a systems that are interacting with people, and so I think my interest vision and language also was the language offered. My background is in vision, but I think what drew me to language was the fact that it's sort of a very natural interface for humans for people to interact with these systems and ask questions. Get the descriptions from the machine and get a sense for what the machine might be seeing and things like that So I think it is that human-eye interaction collaboration aspect that also interests me. is also one of the reasons why I'm excited about. Activities, deputies,
Should Washington Break Up Big Tech?
"Hi everybody I'm John Donvan, and this is intelligence squared us and we've we've just seen something historic happened digitally in the halls of Congress when the four CEO's of four, the biggest tech companies in the World Amazon and apple and facebook and Google were required to testify before Congress, and while there they were put in the position of having to defend their companies against claims that they've just become too big that they've become gigantic to the detriment of the general public that they are using their market power crush competition that they're driven by nothing but their own prophets that they're amassing huge amounts of data and that basically they're running afoul of antitrust laws. Some people are calling this big tex big tobacco moment, which is a callback to the nineteen ninety s when seven. CEOS of Big Tobacco companies all had to appear before Congress, and be accused of doing bad things to the public but is this fair in this case? Are these companies really doing bad things because of their size are they really too big and are you the consumer losing out because they've become big or are you actually benefiting because of the size of these firms? So we think in these questions, we have the makings of debate and that's what. We're going to do, but we're going to do it a little bit differently from our normal approach. Today, we're going to be hosting this conversation in a format that we call a to disagree, and that's where we streamline things a little bit. Go to the news we find the dividing lines, and then we bring you what we do best a debate in the form of a conversation between just two debaters not our usual to against to instead we're one on one and instead of having a resolution, we're really going with a question and the question this time is. Should Washington break up big tech should Washington break up big tech I'm here with two debaters who are GONNA be arguing yes or no to that question Zephyr teach out and Andrew McAfee. So I Zephyr you've debated with us before on stage and I just want to say welcome back to intelligence squared. So excited to be back on. Thank you for having me for such an important discussion. It's a pleasure and for folks who don't know you are a law professor, you're an activist. And as it happens, you came out with a book, this July, the title of which break them up recovering our freedom from big big tech and big money. So which side of the debater you're going to be on again today I definitely think we need to be breaking up these big tech behemoths and hence your book. Okay. Now arguing against your position arguing no on the. Question of whether Washington should break attack. I. WanNa Welcome Andrew McAfee Andrew we've we've been wanting to get you into one of our debates for a long time. We are delighted to have you joining us for this one and all it took was a global pandemic right. Thank you for having us. It's a pleasure and for folks who don't know you also are a bestselling author. You're a principal research scientist at MIT. You're also the CO founder and Co Director of the initiative on the digital economy. So once again, welcome to intelligence squared. So the way that this format will go we'll go in four rounds, the first round Each of the debaters will be making a brief opening remarks about their position on the the question before us and then We will have you know along and lengthy back and forth discussion. Towards. The end we're GONNA go to our third round, which will be where each gets to put a the toughest question they can to their opponent, and then a fourth round will be closing remarks and wrapping things up. So there's a lot to discuss a lot to argue here and we're GONNA start with our opening rounds. That's where each get two minutes to make the case in their position on the question would should Washington break-up big tech? So our first debater will teach out who will be arguing? Yes. On the question of whether Washington, should break up big tax Zephyr. The floor is yours. We are in a moment of a genuine crisis and our democracy, and so I want to start with some first principles. The principles of equality and freedom. Central Job of democracy and government. is to. INSERVICE of those goals, protecting citizens from any group or any person wielding too much power from abuses of excessive private power from private governor Mench basically arising out of the corporate form Anti monopoly antitrust is a deep and powerful American tradition was at the heart of the American revolution. Think about the tea party protests the great anti monopolist of our country include ebd boys who saw. How monopoly power was used to crush lack political power after the civil war and Franklin Delano Roosevelt who is arguably the greatest trust buster this country's ever seen and nineteen forty to nine eighty. We lead the world anti monopoly using antitrust campaign finance laws, public utility regulation, labor laws, and other tools to ensure that no private company had too much power but since nineteen eighty, when Reagan, tour down. Anti monopoly laws and their spirits. Democrats, and Republicans alike have failed and instead embraced a policy of radical concentration and the result is the world we live in now.
Amy Spowart, Head Of The National Aviation Hall Of Fame
"Many years especially when right field was more impactful when the foundations of today's age were taking off so much research with here at Afrl, and there's all kinds of research and aerospace research places that are here. It made a lot of sense Scott Crossfield even said to me once amy, you're not a pilot unless you through right field everybody who's anybody flies through right field, and of course, you know in the early days, there were Ayla celebrity who always came on China and it was John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart. Who's who I remember? My first enshrinement in nineteen ninety, nine Ted Williams came at Joe Foss. We've had John Travolta Dennis, quaid miles, O'Brien all been and sees it the hall of fame event but I would say following the economic downturn of two thousand nine and companies started to pull out of the Dayton area. It was harder to get that kind of support. So while the city of Dayton wholeheartedly loves having the hall of fame here we also Need people who can sponsor because we receive no federal state or local funding at all whatsoever. So we have to depend on aerospace aviation companies industry to support US and in Trimbe it was a big help us getting brand recognition. It's never been moneymaker. It's part of our mission to memorialize. So we need people to support our education and support are learning center through sponsorship. So what we decided to do in two thousand seventeen is actually take quote unquote. Show on the road, the Oscar night of aviation left Dayton and we went to Dallas first, and then we went to DC in twenty, eighteen and Denver and twenty nineteen than we were supposed to have a homecoming here in twenty twenty. But of course, the this year has been postponed until two thousand, twenty one we're working on getting is back to the National Aviation Hall of fame in Dayton use an abbreviation there a F- on the Air Force research. Lab. So. Here Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Employees. I think it's twenty to thirty thousand people in. Southwest Ohio, and only about less than half of those are active military. So there's a lot of research scientists here, and that's where the United States air force does all their most important research everything from what they're going to build aircraft out of to what their munitions do and Jet Propulsion. It's all located here in Dayton at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Still is very much a hub of aerospace activity. especially from the military and. Speaking of which there are signs that the or the appeal of aerospace is not resonating with the youngest generation do you sense that and if so is the hall responding in some way? It's hard because it's just like covert. The company's nonprofits that survive cove. It are the ones who are going to adapt and react to the situation with kids with this next generation they're not so much looking up lake weeded or the generation before me did Neil Armstrong stood in one place and what's fair to the sky and we all know the Wright brothers played with a little plastic helicopter type thing that inspired them. So we need to appeal to kids in. What interest them? So that might be if they're interested in the environment, they WANNA make less noise from aircraft. They want less jet fumes from cargo plane. That kind of thing we have to say, why not you? Why don't you figure that out? It makes me think of enshrining clap Myra who wanted a safer jet plane. So he thought about it and thought about it and he Allen Clapp mark came up with this idea of putting a parachute on the top of. A plane and everyone's like that's not gonNA work except the vision jet is pretty remarkable. So what we need to do is have kids interact or read about or they have to know who Bill Mayer is, and it isn't just Alan Shepherd. It isn't just the astronauts it isn't just the inventors it's all the Chinese and they can inspire kids more than just an aviation. It could be designed it to be dreamers that could be artists, but if we all have. Heroes. That's what gets kids going and if we give them a problem like make less noisy aircraft or might be a kid who's a Gamer and they sit on the computer all day, they're actually going to be fantastic drone pilots. We just have to recognize what they're doing and adapt to it.
Scientists Discover New Lemur Species
"And gorillas may be our best known primate cousins. You might be less familiar with mouse lemurs, the world's smallest primates. They're tiny and adorable, with big googly eyes and fairy tales. They can be tough to spot in the forests of Madagascar and even tougher for scientists to identify when you go to the forest, and you will see your mouth remark is night time to actually tell what species belongs to. Marina Blanco is a research scientist at the Duke Leamer Center in North Carolina, and for years her team surveyed the lowland forests of northeastern Madagascar are capturing and measuring the tiny nocturnal creatures. I took genetic samples to now. All that work has paid off because they see one of the mouse lemurs they sampled, often found clinging to cardamom bushes is a new species. Only about 10 inches long, and half of that is its tail, and it weighs just two ounces. A scientist named it Micros Abyss Janahi or Jonas Mouse lemur. In this case, Jonah is Jonah rats and Buzz offi, a Leamer, researcher in Madagascar and his reaction to the news. Good news in a bad time brats and Gadhafi says levers, including this new species are surrounded by threats, one first off them are critically endangered. On the brink of extinction. 98% of them are friends. So that means, But there is a big risk for the next generation not to see any more dreamers, mining, poaching and illegal hunting all threatened lemurs. But the biggest problem, he says, is deforestation. There's no discussion when the first is gone, the MIRs are like fish. Fish cannot survive outside of the water, humorous candles your life outside of the forest Red. Simba's offi says Conserving forest is crucial to the future of Lamers. And he says he hopes this new tiny primate will illustrate just how much we have to lose.
Tropical Storm Gonzalo closes in on the Caribbean
"Relatively quiet season in the Pacific so far, but now Hurricane Douglas is bearing down on Hawaii. It's a major hurricane but is expected to weaken before it hits the island Sunday in the Atlantic. However, there's already been eight named storms. Tropical Storm Hanna is forecast to bring a lot of rain and possible flooding to South Texas this weekend. Another tropical storm Gonzalo isn't expected to threaten the U. S. A small system moving west into the Caribbean near South America. Meteorologists are already tracking another system that's just come off the West African coast. None of this surprises forecasters like Phil Clots back. He's a research scientist at Colorado State University, who puts together a seasonal forecast each year. Water temperatures in the
How NBA players are using the Oura smart ring to warn of coronavirus
"What exactly does the Smart Ring Do, and and let's start with what its original purpose is, and what it was marketed for initially sure, so the has been around for two years and never got to review. It was one of these things I meant to, but it is a it is. A fitness rang health ring much. Much like the ring made by motive years ago, it checks heart rate it contract sleep it contract motion and activity, but it also tracks temperature. The temperature sensor is the interesting part because there aren't any other wearables that do that, but it's not necessarily the temperature sensing. You think it can't give you like an actual body. Reading of like you know what hundred point seven or whatever? It's a relative temperature that's. Night to show temperature fluctuations plus or minus degrees Fahrenheit. That's mentioned. Just show your changes in your baseline, so to speak, and so how is it being used as a early warning system for covid nineteen? Now been working with a couple of research teams UCSF has a study that you can opt into in the APP. That's been going on for a while. That's asking people to log You know their own moods and symptoms to try to study correlations. That's similar to what other companies are doing trying to see. If there could a way could help connect to symptoms and krona virus, but those researchers are seeing that you can with with the temperature capabilities see signs of illness symptoms a couple of days in advance of when you would normally perceive them. That could line up with the couple of day. Lead time that people believe might might be you know a symptomatic spread period now I'm not a another doctor. My research scientist from talking to researchers working with this and I've been I've been really curious about what that could actually mean. Another research team at Rockford Neuroscience Institute West Virginia University. Has Been Looking at trying to create a health forecasting APP that they have in place that they're using with with frontline workers and seeing if you could provide you know a couple of day pre forecast of whether you're likely to be getting sick. And built on a similar idea of using temperature mainly as a way to pick up ways that you're you're readings are hinting towards the sign of sickness, but not necessarily a sign of coronavirus, just a sign of sickness general from what they perceive. They claim it's like eighty nine percent. Accurate in predicting so far signs of upcoming sickness that will be when you get a coronavirus. You know that's when you get tested. That's when you would maybe. Go into work in some future world where we go back to work, and you know the reason why folks might be more familiar, we're now is because NBA players are supposed to be wearing them as they. Get set to kick off their their special. BUBBLE SEASON DOWN IN FLORIDA. Yes so NBA players have been wearing this of chosen this this wearable. OPT in program and. Coaches that that can look at the stats get kind of a distilled subset of the stats that aware of the ring, now like the consumer version would get so I see all these different pieces of information. There is a respiration. There's heart rate variability temperature these are estimated again. A couple of those key factors of four of them were pulled out and turn into a risk score. That idea is that if you seem like you're, you're scoring significantly high on that, you would Pull yourself out. Get Kobe test, and that type of thing. But you. You get something like that on the on the order APP itself. There's a score, the kind of shows like a whole bunch of factors and talks about like you know Harry feeling today. It sometimes it correlates with our. I feel sometimes a dozen so. Same thing asleep scores but it will let me remind me of like how I'm sleeping. And how much I'm you know? Both bedtime in some element of restiveness, how much I can do about that is is the other thing, but that the NBA is using again is kind of a pre screening tool for those who were bubbling Brian. So you're obviously not an NBA player, Sarah Scott, but how how are you using this? And how does that differ from what they're using this for? As as Early Warning System, yeah, so again as curious and I've not been doing any of those those things and I'm not using any advance APPS. I'm just using the consumer version and seeing what it's like so I just live with it. I've been wearing three months since late April. All the time and what have been noticing is that a lot of ways I don't notice anything because I. Just live my life, and then I check the APP in Awhile, and it says okay. This is sleeping and I tried to make myself sleep better, but like a lot of sleep tracking things. I don't act on those things as well. They should still go to bed super late, even knowing do. But the temperature thing is mostly been fluctuating around the same thing, a little down a little, if I who knows I, haven't knock on wood. I haven't gotten sick over this period. If I had actually gotten sick or perceived something that might be kind of interesting so hard to tell in that vacuum, but. I just wear. It will give some testing with it and I'm curious. I don't think it's it wouldn't replace a fitness watch because it's not as detailed as that and the one thing that the ring is, it's totally invisible with how it shows stuff. It's this nettle ring with no readouts doesn't buzz no buttons and you'd have to check the APP and also if you don't know if it's running out of batteries on the seven day battery life. Until you check the APP where you get a notification from your phone, so there's times where just went dead, and then I had like five days of no readings because I forgot to charge it, which is not ideal if you want a wearable, that's going to help provide early detection for people in a future workplace so that that's one challenge with it. The other thing is talking to the researchers and thinking about what would we all be doing with this? The NBA is bubbling now in a world where you go back to work and have some sort of you know wearable screening tool, which is what people are imagining. Its Eye, contact tracing unit everyone to opt in. And that means rock varner sciences. He was also trying to build towards. Maybe eventually a ways like at that would show ideally like where signs of potential illness popping up through crowdsourcing, but much contact tracing that requires people to participate and right now you still have questions. People are still refusing to wear masks so I mean. The. The degree to which you get people to all agree to wear wearable. Seems extremely optimistic and then when you deal with things like public. It adds all sorts of other complications so an office. Could all agree to do it? But how do you? What do you do in the larger world? I think those are questions. It still hadn't been worked out because the systems are only as good as everyone else's reporting, and just to be clear that this is not a cheap option. This is not cheap solution. Right? Like how much does this thing go for? And how easy is it the by one? The pretty easy to buy, and they're not that cheap there four hundred dollars so. Yeah the falls line with with. Your standard good smartwatch or Apple Watch or thing like that, but you know it's made like titanium plastic on the interior and It's it feels nice, but that's a lot of money, and I think some people will really like it because it's convenient. Enter praying and not a watch Some of the researchers also pointed out that a doctor's and frontline workers don't like wearing rings because they're not good that the germs could get in there. LEXIE! Shoes she's wearing. It didn't like it because of swelling and for exercise, the ring didn't feel ideal was uncomfortable for her and you have to get fitted. You have to get a particular size on the ring. They send you a sizing kit, so if your size changes, that's not great. A watch is adjustable, so there's a lot of things that are weird about it, but I think. It opens interesting questions about what temperature could possibly do. On, wearables in I'm really curious, what will pops up after this? It seemed like from your experience that made you call it somewhat invisible and the data I mean how ultimately how useful is this data? Have you used it to change your life for because you sort of hinted that that you looked at the data? then. It hasn't really changed anything, but like ultimately is this useful? In terms of changing my life. No, because you're right. You know this reminds me of like the talk. I had with with Kevin Lynch on Apple. Watch and apple could be making a lot of decisions on this to why they're only doing. Certain elements of sleep tracking. You know they're just doing the bedtime. Wake up is they claim that the rest is not actionable? Now they call so it could be that apple isn't fully develop the rest of the tools to their liking. But I think that's true in terms of when you get sleep scores like on this. What do I really do with like that? I didn't rest well enough you. There's really not much you can. Do you try to get to bed earlier? Maybe try to take it easy. Me could try to like take on yourself, and that's what the APP recommends like. You know you're reading the scores. Great. Go do it today, or it's not great. Take care a little bit today and I think that's interesting. So in that sense did change the way I would perceive some days I go. Hey, I'm not a great readiness score. just be a little easy on myself. What I know that just waking up and just feeling like crap. Probably you know I think some of these things correlate with how you would normally feel. Feel anyhow, if you're a self aware, but I think the getting back to work thing, the bigger question which is like you know I hate to even leave with that in the story, but it's what people think about about the possible Kobe awareness. I can't yeah for me I'm I you know I? Pi- blood pressure. I'm not going to put myself at risk going out. Out in the world, even if there's a sliver of it and then if I don't know that the APP, the rest of the world is behaving in a responsible way. Then I don't want to put myself there and that doesn't have to do other a wearing ring. It's like so the hard part. There was a halo over everyone's head. That said you know yes I. I am using the device I. Am I am part of your network? Then that's bubbling I. think that would be. That might be a different story, but again. None of these data things that these research programmes are absolute yet. These are all experiments, and all the researchers things a tip of the iceberg, so look how long people have been researching sleep and possible signs of. OF APNEA. or All. These research programmes with wearables they can go on for years and the NBA is very much an experiment. We don't know at all how that's going to turn out
Leaf Botany - Shape
"It comes to leave talk and God knows I love Lee Talk. There are a little terms. Bandied around that you may or may not be familiar with. I'm going to run through some of them now just to give you an idea of the range of terminology that you can use to describe leaves. I mean why bother you can say well. Relief is round or it's pointy or it's holy. Why bother with all these specialists terms well part of the reason? Is that as you get more into this hobby? No doubt you'll start reading up online and in books about plants and you'll find these terms start to come up and learning. These terms just helps to enhance your understanding of what you're reading. So what are the some of the terms that you're likely to come across? Well let's start at the very basic level with the leaf walk makes up the structure of the leaf. Well the Lamma is the blade of the leaf. The flatbed the that we possibly most interested in and the stock he bit well. That's the patio but do remember not who plants have patios. Some of them joined straight onto the stem. And it's an adaptation that saves the plant some water and listen to bobby reminded me of another useful pair of words when describing leaves and that's back. Co and Adak seal yet. You have to have your teeth in when you say those the opposite of visit belief. That's the Adak seal and the underside. That's the AB axial again. You might come across that one when you are reading about plants and that just helps you to know what is what. And then there's a whole set of words just describing the shape of a leaf. I think you notice about relief. When you're looking at is is it. Simple or compound now simple while that's fairly obvious it just means the leaf is one whole thing together rather than having some complex design whereas a compound leaf well that's formed by a number of flits that join together and then attach onto the stem and there's a couple of different coins compound leads your probably going to come across in the House plan world. Probably the most notable is compound pommie now and as is often the case the clues in the name a compound Paul Mate. Leave looks a bit like a hand. So if you think of a horse chestnut leave or in the House Plant World Shuffler relief. You are along the right lines and you can. Of course get palm. Eight simple leaves think spicier Japonica for example. That's a great example of a leaf. It looks like a hand but it's simple. It's all one leaf. The other form of compound leaf ease the P. natively compound leave and I guess the best example I can think of this. One is the sensitive plant Mimosa. Puteh Co where the leaflets are. All arranged in a straight line out in the garden the best example probably is arose some of the names of quite poetic. Iran the like Peltier eight which means a leaf where the patio joins not the edge of the leaf but somewhere in the center like Mr Shanley compete to that I also like has state which means a spear shaped leaf so think of a Philodendron artem being the perfect example again the Latin telling you something about relief and then we have the wonderful Lancia late which means quite simply shaped like allowance so in other words it comes to a point at the end. So think about your busy Lizzie. Impatiens classic Lawns Hiller leaves there are loads. More LINEAR world best. The spider plants leads right. Best fairly obvious. And then you've got something like Hoya carrier with its OPD coordinator leaves which means that harsh eight with the stem at the pointy and rather than the other end. If you want to go deeper into leaf shape names then do check out the show notes. Broil include some links to some wonderful pictures and diagrams of different types of shapes and he can spend hours learning the all. But how is a leafs shape determined? Why is this so much variation? Well this was where I need to call in an expert. I'm Enrico Coen. I'm research scientist Jonas Center Well we try and study and understand how plant forms are produced. How leaves grow how flowers get shapes often look at around my growing collection of House Plaza? Just wonder the amazing variety of leave shapes demonstrated even in my body's collection do have any insolent for us about why certain leaves are shaped as they are what what is it. What are the factors that determined the shaper indeed leaf size leaves a fascinating terms of the as you say variety of shapes the produced and one of the big questions which we still don't know all the answers to is how these shapes generated manmade shapes? We have a notion of how we make a spoon or plate because there's next to hand off our own hand the the process but with a leaf as with most biological structures there is no external hand it all has to figure out how to produce these shapes internally and Just as in a sense you could imagine how just to we use the musical scale. A single musical scale can produce all the different music that we hear from symphony used concertos to pop music and yet it's the same notes. It's the way in which the organized and put together the generates this amazing Variety of music and the same way leaves have a set of basic ingredients. And it's the combination of these ingredients allows still many different forms to be generated so although he's Mabul variety forms underlying that Some basic rules to get combined and also some glorious ways to produce the shapes. We
"research scientist" Discussed on Papa Phd Podcast
"You lived through that what feelings that elicited and how happy you were with your new new setting. Yeah I mean I think for a One of the things that became apparent very early on and I think is still a case. Is the high pace nature of being an industry? Setting You know I had great on boarding into companies are very high paced Environment and I really enjoyed that So it was a case of like especially with onto a chemistry background is like I get stuck in the lab day if he thinks For me it was very much like you go in and decent some some of this research to see what you find and I've been very lucky that I'm I'm I'm allowed to have a free rein over what they do and that was apparent. Very early on So for me like it was quite freeing in a sense that like I get to drive in the direction I want to An that became s dot. Freedom became very obvious. Very early on for me One thing I didn't ask an I should've maybe asked at the outset. Is what position were you hired into. What what is it that you're that you're doing now? What what what's the name of the position in was? What is it that you do in your day today? So I'm a research scientist. So I primarily work on the research and of research development and I developed new on. It's cool tools for the water industry and that involves see working with researchers from all over the globe we have we have open innovation Where we can speak to new people were you looking for the next the next cool thing so to speak. So that's kind of the role and when we were off the Mike you mentioned teamwork you said you you were talking about this culture of Teamwork in industry and I had to me when we were talking that it's something that surprise you something that you appreciate a lot. Can you talk a little bit about that? Yeah I ain't for me One of the things about about academia is that I one of the things that I found difficult is the competitive nature of academia gem ruin we know from from some research has been done the a large portion of of never go on to be a professor in this that kind of kind of competition often results in people not necessarily being collaborative and making sure that they're going to be the professor one day you and I. I really work that way. Like I like to collaborate and when to industry I found the the coversation was was great and the way more about the teamwork than is Abou individual success and I may be naive. Genera really buy into that like I really enjoy that kind of drive in the fact that we will put together we. We might have tight industry deadline. And we're like Kay what we're GONNA do and how we can get there. And how can we break this down so we get to that point and again just out of curiosity in in your lab and your run around you. Are there the people with journeys that looked like yours?.
"research scientist" Discussed on Papa Phd Podcast
"Part Two of my conversation with Zoe heirs. We discussed her experience. Transitioning from an industry led post talk to her current position in the water industry. We talked about the application and interviewing process in about best practices at this important stage about what you bring to the table as a candidate when you have ADT and also about those experienced so far as a research scientist when I go to industry I found that the collaboration was was great and the way more about the teamwork than it is about individual success and I maybe naively. I really buy into that like I really enjoy that kind of driving the fact that we will pull together we we might have a tight industrial deadline. And we're like okay. What are we going to do? And how are we going to get there? And how can we.
Humans will determine fate of Greenland's ice sheet
"Greenland an island more than three times. The size of Texas is largely covered by a massive sheet of ice. It's more than a mile thick in most places but as the climate warms the Greenland. Ice Sheet is starting to melt faster than it can be replenished by wintertime. Snow Twyla Moon is a research scientist at the Colorado based national snow and Ice Data Center. Where seeing more and more consistently years of very high ice loss something really that humanity has ever seen before and the trend could continue in a recent study researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks studied. What will happen? If carbon pollution continues to increase over this century. They found that within a thousand years the entire is she would likely melt causing cease to rise between seventeen and twenty three feet but moon says the world can avoid that future the difference between following a very aggressive path of action and reducing greenhouse gas emissions bursts. What we're doing today is quite truly the difference between losing all of the Greenland ice sheet or keeping the vast majority of it. That's all just a matter of Human Action. What we do will be the primary determinant of what things look like in the future
What's the Difference Between Turtles and Tortoises?
"COM welcome to brainstorm a production of iheartradio. Hey brain stuff lauren. Boko bomb here at some point. Let's just say around two hundred and sixty million years ago earth got turtles. They looked strange. And these our modern mammalian times when lots of things are squishy and unarmored but during the late Permian epoch. Those early turtles were dressed in all the latest fashions. A short sturdy legs bony plates and a stiff splayed crawling strapped. Shortly after turtles made their evolutionary arrival eight fairly standard earth thing happened a mass extinction event. Although mass extinctions have happened with some regularity on our planet this one was a doozy and it wiped out almost all of the life in the oceans and over two thirds of the vertebrates on land. The things that survived had to have been pretty good at survival and it turns out turtles. Were we spoke about email with Laura Smith? A research scientist who specializes in herpetology at the Jones Center each way which is an organization in Newton Georgia that promotes excellence in natural resource management and conservation. She said turtles have a really successful body form. That hasn't changed all that much over time. They retained the primitive shell. Which is a really protective safe body design. Also turtles live in a lot of different habitats. Their aquatic and also terrestrial so living in a lot of different habitats has allowed them to persist. So what's the difference between tortoises and turtles all of the animals alive today that protect themselves with a Shell? Which is basically just a modified ribcage are in the order student. He's collectively we call this group of animals turtles but individually. We might call them different things based on where they live and some morphological and physiological traits. Tortoises are a group that are generally always found on land. Smith said they say that. Not all turtles tortoises but all tortoises are turtles be turtles are organisms with. Shell which might be in water or might be on land. A tortoise is a type of turtle in general both turtles and tortoises as well as other reptiles lay their eggs on land. It's what makes them different from Amphibians which need water for egg-laying end at least part of their life cycle because tortoises are a type of turtle. It's difficult to lay down hard and fast rules about what makes something tortoise ish rather than turtles but in general tortoises are always found on land whereas turtles can be found in aquatic or marine habitats as well as Land Smith said turtles and tortoises look different because of where they live a seat hurdle is only found in the ocean the females are the only ones that come on land and that's just eggs they have four legs but the front legs are almost like wings or paddles. They're not great for moving around on land at all because they're adapted for swimming quickly. Their shells have a low flat profile for cutting through the water. Compare that to a Galapagos Tortoise for example whose body can weigh up to nine hundred twenty pounds. That's almost four hundred twenty kilos with stocky elephantine legs a high dome. Shell and big scales on their exposed skin to protect them from predators and they wouldn't last long in the ocean but luckily they don't have to. The Smith said for the most part. There's not really one characteristic that tells you whether something is a tortoise or turtle but it's pretty clear if you see a little turtle on the side of the road and it has a sort of flattened shell profile webbed feet in the back smooth skin and some brighter colors. That's going to be a turtle tortoise. Have a heavier more dome? Shell and subdued colors as usual. The terminology can be confusing Box Turtles for instance which are widespread in the United States in Central America? And don't really swim or spend much time in the water. But they're still considered turtles rather than tortoises and then there are the terrapins. Which is the name given to aquatic turtles in the United Kingdom in the US aquatic turtles are just called hurdles with the exception of the diamondback terrapin which lives in brackish water in tidal marshes in the eastern United States? Both tortoises end hurdles have made themselves at home on this planet. We find both on every continent other than an Arctic with one exception. There are no tortoise species native to Australia. Smith said
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"research scientist" Discussed on KOMO
"As a research scientist for Washington fish and wildlife he says this new amendment about killing sea lions doesn't apply to Puget Sound but that the state is trying to find solutions to fix this growing problem all of the you do sound is dependent on salmon to some degree best Cammarata Swensen Puget Sound and encounters seals frequently when an animal pops its head up and stares at you it's hard to not to associate that with just meaningful life she's conflicted about the possibility of killing seals and sea lions in Puget Sound to protect CNN it's hard to see them and engage with them and have it have a look at them and not sink that that's wrong Washington fish and wildlife is working with local tribes to identify any hot spots where senator killed more frequently find the potential of killing or hazy marine mammals to preserve local salmon this is an incredibly complex and controversial issue as well it's important to note that same an arch is struggling due to see lines and seals eighty man it's related to other factors as well for example warming waters as well as a loss of habitat Abby a county companies know is accepting public comments about the new rule on killing sea lions in the Columbia River comedies time is now for forty eight starting the new year in a new school can be overwhelming for kids but hundreds of students did together Wednesday morning in Silverdale commercially stole was there when the remodeled central Kitsap high school reopened. students can now look straight through the floor to ceiling windows taking advantage of one of the best views in Silverdale I think the schools great they've done a great job building for us I came in middle of August for more than my ASP meetings and we got to like behind the scenes tour and just the whole time my whole crew was excited and laughing and smiling grads like myself remember taking buses all the way across town to Olympic high school for tennis practice and home football games but now there's a whole stadium to play home games at home not to mention tennis courts and a baseball and softball diamond hill for the doors and come in and the second set of doors we don't we're not turned on here yet but that second set is locked and your only access to the school is through the office the new auditorium has a sunken orchestra pit and seats for nine hundred people a big difference from the school that's been here since nineteen forty two the hope is families filled with generations of C. K. grads who walked these halls now have a reason to come back would really like to have music of Vance summer camps you name it we want people out here in Silverdale I'm least all come on news United Airlines offers a solution for travelers who may be hesitant to step on board a seven thirty seven MAX jet once they're cleared to fly again the airline announced yesterday that fees we way for people wishing to change flights the plane's been grounded since March after being involved in two deadly crashes the be allowed to fly again once the FAA approves software upgrades..
"research scientist" Discussed on This Week in Machine Learning & AI
"There's something around container. So we were baking stuff, a lot into the EMI into the machines themselves, when they're started you're just directly because not everybody was familiar with Docker, but we picked up Docker too, because there's obvious reproducibility benefits. And when you have a lot of things quickly at the beginning of a research project having these kind of Docker file where people can reproduce you environments and not just your, your, your experiments, that's actually extremely helpful for collaboration in team. So we also ties back to that agility, and being able to move quickly booting up. Machines. Yes. And our IT folks, we're so happy because it's not like this doesn't work, but because you to get installed something that Rex this and of course, so up. So really embracing ups even for researchers actually was quite powerful, because you can only do the research, that's, you know, the mastery of the tools is really important to and part of the research beyond, you know, just Jupiter notebook. Let's say it's awesome tool. But if you want to go beyond, you need to master other tools. And that's that's what we've been doing. That's a journey through engineering craftsmanship as much as deep learning research, the, you talk about applying DevOps in this world to what degree in your experience. Apply directly or are there gaps or it only takes you so far, you have to modify the way you think about it. And I realized that I'm saying that as if DevOps is this well-defined thing. I think it's a good question. I think there's like two ways to like, let's say this to extremes. Right. There's extreme of do everything yourself and there's extreme. If just use blindly, something that someone does for you. And in that space of, you know, all the grad students in the world in Michigan, earning they spent considerable amount of time configuring their environments. That's a skill with love during PHD's and Docker and these things if you, if you don't become an IT guy or a DevOps guy, but just learn from the best there, and they do some of the things that on security, and that's really important for data that we have that I don't know. I don't have an inkling, but they expose us to AWS services exposes to some Docker stuff. So I'm not an expert Dr expert Kubis expert. But knowing a little bit of that. And they both empowers you to try more bold research ideas, and actually debugged. And when you care about the performance of your model, not just in terms of its accuracy, but it speed having. These knowledge Nabil's you to do research, much faster actually, which is counterintuitive a little bit. But again when you're beyond this, that's what it takes. Right. Right. You started out doing a lot of this yourself yourself, meaning within, you know, as research community research, scientists, it sounds like you are presenting with an infrastructure persons. You've got kind of professional support. Yeah. We do. We do really tightly with them. I also team is like probably like thirty percent engineers. Okay. And it's, it's really I think it's really good for research teams to have this mix of really scientists engineers, and because again, as I said, did lines are blurred at large scale research, and you need these skills, and obviously, also like the all the DevOps and infrastructure engineering team. So the collaborative spirit that you're is really, really good. Like because we're small we're very tightly knit. And because there was no technical debt. We're billing everything together and. Really nothing that the infrastructure injuring builds was done in isolation without consulting us. So that's why we have a system that works really smoothly because all the concerns were shared and address at the same time from all the pieces of the puzzle. So it's really nice to have that, like kick ass modern infrastructure built around around you somehow and with you. And so did that did that infrastructure engineering team. And support was that always there or did that come at a certain point after you'd build some things, it's a fairly recent addition. So we started kind of organically, and then you had some people that were there, and it started to be formalized only recently as we scaled up and where that became much more obvious. And is that infrastructure team primarily responsible for like where's the line that they how far up the sector they go? They worrying about like tools and frame. And software platforms. Or is it primarily, you know, infrastructure and, you know, network and does skin foul systems and connections to the cloud and all of that stuff. So I would say to that her. So I think the lines are blurry, but you need this single responsive with your principal. You know, plies well for software also plays for, you know, there's this Conway's law that says that. Software organization, right software. That's architect in a way that reflects the organization. Right. And so I think it's really good. If you have like clear responsibilities, but also the lines are a bit blurred because that means that you get a system that is flexible. But you need kind of responsibilities to so there's some separation and might team in Michigan research. And we are the ones that made the decision to switch to bite or trance and the way we did that is that for inspiring implemented yellow myself a year and a half ago, and all the difference deep learning frameworks. And it was after doing that, like section is really nice. Because it's structured prediction problem. That's shoehorned into a classification one. And so it breaks the that most frameworks support like from the get-go, and so if you use that, you know, you're stretching limited capabilities of the network in terms of the framework, API and reimplementing yolo in all the different frameworks made it clear. That as a research scientist, I value flexibility. And had to flex with each other is also very good. There's other alternates, but debugging stuff. So at certain levels, like that's why said, like research, scientists were making engineering decisions because choosing George is something that we wanted to make as a research scientist group. And for reason, also, if the particular research were doing so, for instance one of the things we're doing is the paper recently SuperNet, which is a paper about predicting the debt from of seen from a single image. And, and so he's self supervised method where he's geometry supervision instead of using labels because for that you can't label. And, and this is exemplary super resolution, so this idea of high resolution is actually important also for accuracy few super resulted images. This helps you predict better maps, one of the key findings that we made in in the paper. And so all that is also enabled because of the choices we made on the software. Sites and torch and all these kind of things, and also they're under community around it, so that Nabil's us to really move fast and sit on the shoulder of joins. So I talked to different organizations that have differing opinions on while how opinionated to be for their organizations. It sounds like you're of the mind to kind of standardize on in this case on torch at TRI as opposed to other places. We're going to build a kind of a framework platform, and it's going to be able to support whatever the research scientist or engineer wants to use talk me through a little bit of the, the way you think about that. I, I think about it almost mathematical terms, the by as in straight of, and if you have small bias right, and if you have a high vari-, you're really favoring exploration for these kind of stuff you need. A lot of people are willing to support you. Right. So if you say, oh, yeah. Slim, and Coburn, teas and by intensive so and everything end a little framework, that, that random guy made on his own free time. Then, you're, you're so first of all, like what is actually your business like, like, is it making those that infrastructure? And no for us. It's not for us. It's making some robots awesome missionary thing. So I clearly air more in device area, but, you know of. Map reduce right. Exploration expeditions, right off. Would you. I you have high variance and for a little while you go out you explore, and you're maybe not bounds by you implement yellow and every framework. Exactly, that's right. And then but then that's on point to make a decision. Right. That's not sustainable. And so, and you want to move fast, and it clearly identified direction. Once you have identified that direction and you never have enough data to prove that you're right. So at some point, you have to have express leadership and just go with it, and then you go for it. And of course, you keep an open mind, because then there's the next phase of explosion, because your rights for only short amount of time in, in this field of deep learning do, we take a diversion on the kind of the path that you laid out in the first kind of turn it step one, we got beautifully sidetrack wonderful direction. So, so. Yeah. So we were single nodes everything in Iran, and then, moved to like dry, existing storage solutions then move to more distributed file system. And once we had this. Because it's an in memory distributed, file system. We didn't have starvation anymore. But then our training was slow because we were to single machine and then Peter instances happens, we start to use the hundreds of us much better that regardless the tuning storage again to avoid P starvation, and then we again admitted to multi mode, and with the district fell system that at least the data was easily accessible from all the different notes. And then, that's when we start to hit limitations of like this related pie torch which was very recent at the time before we jump to distribute it. I'm curious about the you've got some. I guess, quote unquote, high-performers, like virtual CPU's the machine configuration parameters like you know, they're kind of universal rules of thumb for that kind of thing that you figured out, or do you experiment with it a lot is that job dependent overly focused on economic optimization like had to work through all that. So we up team is for time. We don't have to miss for the okay. That was easy. That was easy. We haven't. So that's more job at the infrastructure during people's does that mean you just get the biggest one with the best DP and got it. That's exactly it, so, and also because our workloads was just that was the only thing to do so go big or go home. That's basically what would yeah. Yeah. So for single machine just tried to scale as much as possible on single machine that meant big, big instances, we've site, too soon d then you wants to announce the even bigger actually that's feedback that we directly gave AWS. It's quite cool to see that, that we give them feedback a year ago. And then, like keynotes was, oh, and we heard you. We did this the biggest instances that they made. That's, that's something that we had asked for an a couple of other stuff. So but you're still on a single machine. And so when you are at kind of topping out at a single machine. How long were you jobs running for? So at this age it was more in the order of weeks. That's kind of. Job is so, so the main one in terms of competition, the most expensive when Simmons expectation because again it's like high resolution it's very dense it's prediction. And so that, that was the most competitions expensive job, another type of job that we do that is also very expensive is imitation earning so we do a lot of research on two driving. The main reason is not so much that we believe that it's all you need to driving this Leonardo. But we get a lot of data from actual cars, and, and so we get a lot of demonstrations. So there's this really interesting research that we're working on, which is homage value, derived from these demonstrations, this form of supervi- supervision, driving that, you want to still down into your models. And so we do a lot of research there. And that's. Use all the data is really the question that animates. How can we use all the data because we can't label everything we're not going to active learning routes and the same thing that everybody else is doing because we're doing that. But that's not the open research challenge. Everybody knows active learning is a good thing to win labels things. We're really interested in self supervised learning. How can we really use all the data by leveraging geometry, for instance, how do we use demonstrations at scale? And so that's those are the workflows because motivated by the research direction. We're going in those were the most intensive once and single machine these are things that easily take weeks. Okay. So then that necessitated jumping over the distributed training. Yes. Absolutely. Did you do that after the decision to go with pine torch? Or did you have to figure that out twice? No, we had made. So because also, we have a lot of like wearing Silicon Valley. So it's really, it's really nice. That's there's a lot of dense communique..
"research scientist" Discussed on Thunder Radio
"Back to this hour of the doctor Bob Martin show, our special guests. This segment of the program is rob Martin a nutrition scientists longevity research, or we're talking about telomeres those capsules all important little caps at the end of the chromosomes real literally the holy grail too long. And our goal in robs goal is to help. Teach you and give you the the means by which to keep your telomeres long and strong as possible because in doing so not only will you reduce your risk of future degenerative, mostly preventable diseases. But also if they're on the burn too fast right now, it could be the cause of all the symptomology that you have your body talking back to you with all those idiot lights going off in your body telling you that something's wrong, and then you're not getting results anywhere else. So before we took our break, their, rob. I asked you to be prepared to tell people because I know you've spike the interest of many by talking about this topic, which is not a common topic that people hear about they certainly not are hearing about doctors offices. I can tell you that. How did they get a hold of the cello vite supplement that the human studies show that are L thing to lengthen those all important organisms? Absolutely. And the Gulf between the practicing physician, God bless them. And the research scientist is like the Grand Canyon. Okay. I live in the realm of what the research scientists live. Okay. So here we go. We have the best offer ever for the televised for just a dollar a day. You can start making your cells younger just like those middle aged and senior men and women.
"research scientist" Discussed on WDRC
"And people are up in arms at the cost of his treatment at 850000 and i'm pulling my hair out i'm watching all of these people yell and scream and how they charge so much how much do you think it cost 5th develop this type of therapy now these type of blindness only hits about 2000 people in the country how much money do you think it cost to develop this philly you think that was free to you think that was free you go all of the all of the doctors all the research scientist everything that went into this not cost anything again people we need to figure out some way we start teaching people how younger level in schools how the world works watchdogging wall streetcom watchdog on wall streetcom get there pre consultation right free reign we're not charging for the consultation dollars but it's not free in the sense it costs us money because it cost us time so it's not free watchdog wall streetcom get their take advantage of all the great stuff we have we'll be back bruce more calcium is the watchdog the bottles yeah.
"research scientist" Discussed on AP News
"Leaves largely spared by gypsy moth caterpillar look healthy full each experts say that all suggest an optimal season minke magazine's annual forecast predicts the particularly strong and vibrant display thousands of people from all over the country of made their way to parts of the country in the path of totality for monday's solar eclipse masol lunar research scientist noah petrol says the timing of the eclipse will depend on where you are she but son get completely obscured and what you'll bentley is a beautiful solar corona become apparent folks outside the path the totality would see a partial eclipse which is still spectacular to say he says the eclipse will have a number of noticeable effects even for those outside the path of totality matter where you are along the path it to tell your after the path the totality you'll see something different you'll fuel something different temperaturewise and you actually hear something different where animals are we'll start making their nighttime noise and petrol says the moon's top og review will produce some irregularlyshaped a shadow on the earth actually a forty nine cited polyglot in the case of eclipse this year and that's because each valley along the side of the moon edge of the moon actors a little projector so you can imagine fortynine little projected um son sunrays onto the earth handy says no matter what makes sure you're wearing proper protection when viewing the eclipse to avoid damage to your eyes this will be the first total solar eclipse a ninety nine years to cross a coast to coast swath of the united states for the ap rubble of firms with wherever it it take a closer look at unlimited data plans you'll see they're not always up front.
"research scientist" Discussed on AP News
"The time of the attack i took wire president trump's approved a plan to beef up the pentagon cyber war operations as ap washington correspondents' agrrement begani reports the announcement means you 'safer command may eventually be split off from the national security agency the plan to create an independent and more aggressive us cyber commands face long delays here at the pentagon but the president in has now signed off on raising cyber comes stature within the military it would essentially put the fight in cyberspace on the same footing as battles in traditional domains likely air and sea the move reflects the growing threat of cyber attacks including fears about russian hacking cyber com now operates alongside the national security agency which focuses on intelligence gathering that sometimes clashes with conducting military operations in cyberspace saga remain ghani at the pentagon thousands of people from all over the country of made their way to parts of the country in the path of totality for monday's solar eclipse masol lunar research scientist noah petrol says the timing of the eclipse will depend on where you are she but son get completely obscured and what you'll benke is a beautiful solar corona become apparent hoax outside the path to totality would see a partial eclipse which is still spectacular to say he says the eclipse will have a number of noticeable effects even for those outside the path of totality no matter where you are along the path it to tell your after the path to totality you'll be something different you'll feel something different temperaturewise and you actually hear something different where animals i will start making their nighttime noise and federal says the moves top odd review will produce some irregularlyshaped a shadow on the earth actually fortynine cited polygon in the case of eclipse this year and that's because each valley along the side of them on the edge of the moon accessible projector you you can imagine fortynine little projected um fund sunrays onto the earth handy says no matter what makes sure you're wearing proper protection when viewing the eclipse to avoid damage to your eyes this will be the first total solar eclipse of ninety nine years to cross a coast to coast swath of the united states for the.
"research scientist" Discussed on WLOB
"Is trump like to threaten north korea is it longoverdue or is it a bellicosity that the world doesn't need right now it's as simple as that and i wouldn't say america's divided on this i mean my gut instinct tells me most americans would back trump if he was to lawn if he will launch some kind of strike against north korea preemptively or otherwise taking out command and control centers taking out nuclear facilities taking out there the research scientist barracks anything along those lines america which year and by the way so what japan incidentally lee south korea would philippines would the only people would oppose it would be jerry brown and the maxine waters because they need to understand i mean they want us to understand that they need quietude around their own uh deficiencies here's maxine waters saying we have to find that if we can work with north korea what do you mean we have to find out we've been trying to work with north korea since since the the armistice maxine what world are you living in and don't you love how she's calling for diplomacy all of a sudden that big mouth liar after months and months and months of shooting of a filthy mouth screaming for impeachment day after day after data hud dump constituents who she rips off she lives in a multi milliondollar house outside our own districts and here's a woman who stirs up her own constituents would hatred for the president day after day and she's now screaming for diplomacy this is astounding to make but i'm asking you is trump right to threaten north korea you know there was a secret police chief in the soviet union they move beria one of the most frightened fearful people on earth and he had a statement it was show me the man and i'll show you the crime mueller is now the barrier of america show me the man and i'll show you the crime see breaks in the doors of mr manafort the day after metaphor testifies by the way to cooperates with the senate and the fbi the fbi uses soviet style tactics of kicking in his door with a fake search warrant gotten for some crackpot judge and now we're living in the soviet union and what was sitting in not recognize using what's going on in this country from the american socalled democratic left xiaomi demand and i'll show you the crime but.
"research scientist" Discussed on 1410 WDOV
"Figured out um and i'll tell you again you had richard hoagland a profound space research scientist on your shokhin in into incidents is he reported that really got my attention again i've been in the business of of detection with physicists and i understand how we make detections none of fast a vast level in my i think it would call depeg assists incident member the pegasus incident i remember it very remember the giant disc that showed up on radar show up in the visible spectrum yes that's exactly what i'm looking for you're looking for a high energy signal of something that isn't appearing in lower dimension why don't think there's a big argument i i all those were two to three hundred mile white circles and they will moving and they showed up on radar by no who didn't see them that is exactly what we should be looking for in regards to uh considering einstein lauded a solid craft can't do the speed of white could if you turn into pierre energy you can that's what we should be looking for how does that happen how do we how do we take math and turn it into light and how is it possible that these uh that that for eight app light years away these are crafter able to break the journey and much less time than that well that are subject it in in the video in the documentary and also in the book i treat with the incredible uh respect on what i did is i would with a zero point energy scientists named steve oakland in maui we got a giant tv flood.
"research scientist" Discussed on The Limit Does Not Exist
"The next time you wait even longer interesting death that's certainly explained kate why you can't remember anything that you cramped brain yup you are a thing out that learning yet so okay super before you join dueling and go you you order phd in computer science from the university of wisconsin and then worked as a post stock researcher at carnegie mellon so what's it like to be a research scientist at a university verses at a tech company there well a lot of the problems with the same actually and a lot of the things that i've learned in an economic setting i apply every day and startup kinda industry setting but i think one of the biggest differences what i would call a the reward function for a job well done and in an academic setting the reward function this is something like the number of papers that you publisher of the number of citations that gets that's less of an emphasis in eta especially a startup uh where uh the reward function is building a product that does a better job at acquiring and retaining its users in in our case and and in also teaching them better yeah that's so interesting 'cause you're talking about like a number of different papers verses sounds like continuing to add value and expand this one distinct product is that race right so will i mean the daytoday work is often pretty similar we have lots of data we have some hypotheses we build some computational models we test them to see if they explain the data well and then uh rather than going in writing a paper on it most of the time the next step for me is to implement the idea in the production system more.
"research scientist" Discussed on Science Friday
"Susan thompson keppler research scientist at the said he institute and lead author of the new research joins me from the campus of nasa aims in silicon valley welcome to the program hi it's the so how many planets is this now uh we are up to just over four thousand planet candidates once you had this catalogue in the we've only confirmed about two thousand thirty or so of them how and released ten that could be rocky planet yeah we of with this catalogue we able to extend out and find really long period planets that are in the habitable zone and really small planets that could be rocky there about the same size as the earth using the capspace craft let's let's refresh our memory forest would you please were about how kepler finds the planet scooters so far away so keppler is like a big bucket for light were just measuring how bright the stars are and what we're looking for is the planet passing in front of the star and that causes the started to suddenly look a little bit dimmer for just an hour to or may be up to 12 hours and um we see that happened several times and once we see that happened several times we call it a planet candidates and that's what we were collecting in this catalogue absorb these two hundred planets are they all from the same part of the sky or the you'll spread out all over yet this was all from kepler's original mission where we're looking at the part of the sky near sickness the swan so you have four thousand candidates in total from this one area.
"research scientist" Discussed on How I Built This
"You know it hardwood floors like sort of distressed would floors and beautiful appliances and a bright yeah so we were more conservative back then in terms of our investment you know we did all lot of the work ourself immune to delayed the actual labour yet there is a limit thomas they would build verses us and so we had some responsibility one of our responsibilities was id wearing all the cabling and so we were out there getting bids for it wearing our member we got one for a hundred thousand dollars one for like eighty seven thousand five hundred i remember getting those estimates mean like hundred thousand dollars a pretty round number for wiring lake each and you have like a more detailed calculation of how much that cost so my little brother and i he's background in he was premed and he's the kind of research scientist as in his brain and he had moved out to help us it was nikulin adam at the time and unlike hey why don't we look into how this actually works and duly his brain works is then to break it down into like the most micro parts basically every cable ran how long as it how many terminations you know how do you do terminations then i mean i remember he estimated it's going to cost us the eight thousand dollars in materials and then you know whatever like fifty hours of labour whatever the number was it was some crazy small number relative to this hundred dollar price and so were like well it's not rocket science and we can do that are self and so we just did ourself wait you flyer and the building yourselves yet you're like lane the wire yeah our and all of it so we had it like a hammer drill and like drill into the brick to hold like brackets to hold the wire we had to amino so much fun it was like it was crazy but it was also lake were really fully engage and we had to teach ourselves how to connect patch panels and program switches in you know so we put in that whole infrastructure am i remember when things we had do is actually um it's this thing called soda blasting which is if you want that kulik exposed brick gan it's been painted have to blast the san asked the ena this been called soda blasting were used baking soda do that.
"research scientist" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Am 640 james mahaffy has a bachelor of science and physics a master of science and a phd in nuclear engineering he is a senior research scientist at the georgia tech research institute has worked on projects for the defense nuclear agency the georgia power company the national ground intelligence center he's got the background and here we are on coast to coast talking about his work atomic adventurers james welcome to the program i adored i'm glad to be here i'm looking forward to this i think you're going to educate a lot of us about the atomic world much more than we probably have any idea what's going on and how would exist but how did you get involved in this particular field james our george attack got a degree and civic life in seventy three and a very very with a bad ear for high of no the apollo space program it to shut down and there were rumors of the the delivering pizzas and so on who i think they do go to grab who oh i was very interested in computers computer effective were different from what they are now and those who knew jerry i had a dual degree he hit a masters and new cringes nearing and then a separate the degree and computer engineer dario trump to go out and graduated with a master uh and uh it new printed airing but there were no job new grant an area so really i would have thought it would you'd you'd flood the market well uh in the nineteen 70s knows when nuclear power dried up oh they stop building power plants are already had enough of them and uh it would dead the thing from them i really so i want you to do is go back and get another degree time i was working at engineering burma station georgia terek which eventually came greet here are the tech researcher i do at i worked on secret project for the parliament have found a very interesting work and uh ipod i graduated with.
"research scientist" Discussed on The Pulse
"Counter is a longtime businessman she partner with the research scientist create jump pro judo window startups like this are working on therapies for cancer alzheimer's autoimmune diseases and more but conner says the competition for early funding is fierce even if you really have a really promising concept with a proven technology you have to get people to believe in it and to believe in you years ago conner might have had to convince big pharma to believe in him but today lots of the big pharmaceutical companies no longer develop drugs from scratch instead there looking to pick up products that have already advance them and are showing more promise this void plus an explosion in hope biotechnology field outside that traditional pipeline has created a new marketplace for early stage investment it is fragmented and a little chaotic swat the chaturvedi is founder of prophylaxis it's a company in the bay area that's trying to held by connecting angel investors with biotech startups so the number one challenges for these companies how do they access these individuals rant vice versa for the individuals how do they access these companies that she says getting investors interested in this area is tricky science is intimidating and complicated most people don't understand them green bay's complex technologies so typically what has happened is that has for the natural the pool of in jilin lestas and she says this biotech and pharma area runs counter to the general startup culture that's driven in large part by the software an internet world where success is often built around celebrities pr and buzz so for example how many people are downloading some app makes them more popular than valuable so more investors want in but an signs that is not the case in science would you should be asking for is data what is the experiments that you've done what will the results of what were the stress destituted how long did you do them so those kinds of things are more important but is this really the best way to develop new healthcare technologies and therapies so there are pros and eric hines rachel sachs is a professor at washington university in st louis xiii studies this whole innovation and biotech area.