Artificial Intelligence needs all of us | Rachel Thomas P.h.D. | TEDxSanFrancisco

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Rachel Thomas is a deep learning researcher, she is the cofounder of which created the “Practical Deep Learning for Coders” course that over 100,000 students have taken. In her talk she explain why Artificial Intelligence should be accessible to all of us, even without a math background.
Rachel was selected by Forbes as one of 20 Incredible Women in AI, earned her math PhD at Duke, and was an early engineer at Uber. Her writing about AI and has been read by over half a million people and has been translated into Chinese, Spanish, Korean, & Portuguese. Co-Founder and Researcher at USF. Mathematician, Deep Learning researcher, bringing and teaching Deep Learning to the mainstream. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


tagtog - The text annotation tool to train AI says:

This is eye opening. I love hearing her perspective, a pro-claimed outsider, and how she connects her story to her mission: all of us should be involved in AI. — Yes, *we need more people who know about people* that can also understand and leverage the powers of AI. We need decentralized multiple AIs; not a single centralized humongous thing that nobody controls.

Banani Chowdhury says:

This session is so informative… thanks

Dovydas Čeilutka says:

This is one of the most inspiring and powerful talks I've seen this year. Amazing work Rachel!

c wong says:

Don't worry Rachel, I will not quit!!

Renee Liu says:

Wow, what kind of PhD advisor was that?!!!!
Rachel and Jeremy are heroes of our time.

Leonardo Lima says:

So inspiring, almost made me cry

Jae duk Seo says:

it seems like she has victim mentality

Jae duk Seo says:

Great video

Buzzer Mornin says:

completely agree with those myths, I study master degree of AI at Charles University,Prague, with my bachelors at Petroleum Engineering. As far as I can tell, AI doesnt need you to be genius. You just need to be a little bit smart. thats it

Mark Haynes says:

5:16 Distrusting mainstream media sources does not make one a conspiracy theorist.

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id have a lot more sympathy if she was talking about dealing with bias in general, as opposed to simply swapping the current bias for her own bias…

Design4Building says:

I knew it, Everytime i go to the ATM i get triggered by its racial attitude

Annie Grace says:

I am falling in love with you and your ideas!! You are awe inspiring!!!

jose2883 pv says:

A.I. will eventually take over us because humanity destiny is there just like the matrix movie foretold, computer processing power is far superior to human brain circuitry, A.I. is in baby steps, by 2025 or 2030 A.I. will think for us…

one eyed man says:

English is my 6th language but why does her talk makes me angry indirectly? Its not even got to do with her content. Is it her voice? Im not sure.

deeplizard says:

Very practical talk about AI and its impacts on our society. Well delivered too!

Tania Moulik says:

I feel there is still a lot of sexism in tech. And women need to push for their rights in the technology sector. We still have too few data scientists as women and I am facing lot of resistance in getting a position as a data scientist while men with similar qualifications are getting jobs faster.

Vaibhav says:

Thanks for the motivation

Firstname Lastname says:

Anglo-American Main Stream Media such as CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, PBS, CBS, NPR, BBC, etc. are particular poor examples for honest, fair and balanced reporting. These "news" networks are the reason alternative news networks sprouted out of every corner of youtube and the greater internet. Many of these so called "conspiracy theories" could turn out to be conspiracy facts.

A K says:

Amazing talk! Some of the comments here show what she was talking about.

Beth Carey says:

Agreed Rachel – inclusiveness in AI is essential to shape AI for humanity positively. It has so much opportunity for making our lives better.

Simulation says:

Great job Rachel! Keep up the incredible work, we're all counting on you 🙂

Ben Dover says:

What an annoying squeeky voice on a less attractive woman

Excesv says:

Listen to Elon.

m̷o̷h̷a̷m̷m̷e̷d̷ a̷n̷d̷ h̷u̷s̷s̷e̷i̷n̷ عنواننا إلادراك says:

يا الله

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