Voices in AI – Episode 24: A Conversation with Deep Varma

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In this episode, Byron and Deep talk about the nervous system, AGI, the Turing Test, Watson, Alexa, security, and privacy.

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Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI, brought to you by Gigaom. I’m Byron Reese. Today our guest is Deep Varma, he is the VP of Data Engineering and Science over at Trulia. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science. He has a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems, and he even has an MBA from Berkeley to top all of that off. Welcome to the show, Deep.

Deep Varma: Thank you. Thanks, Byron, for having me here.

I’d like to start with my Rorschach test question, which is, what is artificial intelligence?

Awesome. Yeah, so as I define artificial intelligence, this is an intelligence created by machines based on human wisdom, to augment a human’s lifestyle to help them make the smarter choices. So that’s how I define artificial intelligence in a very simple and the layman terms.

But you just kind of used the word, “smart” and “intelligent” in the definition. What actually is intelligence?

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John Denning

The Turing Test was passes in June 2014. Your interviewees are making self-serving statements.

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