Episode 35: A Conversation with Lorien Pratt

In this episode, Byron and Lorien talk about intelligence, AGI, jobs, and the human genome project.

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Guest

Lorien Pratt, PhD is an expert in AI, inductive transfer, convolutional neural networks for vision recognition, Fourier transform for vocal recognition opportunity. Lorien invented a subfield of machine learning called inductive transfer, and helped to pioneer decision intelligence. She leads a small and large machine learning and decision intelligence projects worldwide. Lorien is also Chief Scientist and co-founder of Quantellia.

Transcript

Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI, brought to you by Gigaom, I’m Byron Reese. Today our guest is Lorien Pratt, the Chief Scientist and Co-founder over at Quantellia. They’re a software consulting company in the AI field. She’s the author of The Decision Intelligence Primer.” She holds an AB in Computer Science from Dartmouth, and an MS and PhD in Computer Science from Rutgers. Welcome to the show, Lorien!

Lorien Pratt: Thank you Byron delighted to be here, very honored thank you.

So, Lorien, let’s start with my favorite question, which is, what is artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence has had an awful lot of definitions over the years. These days when most people say AI, ninety percent of the time they mean machine learning, and ninety percent of the time that machine learning is a neural network underneath.

You say that most people say that, but is that what you mean by it?