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Advancing AI: A Conversation with Jeff Clune, Senior Research Manager at Uber

We sat down with Jeff Clune, Senior Research Manager, to talk about his work in AI, journey to Uber, and Presidential Early Career Achievement in Science and Engineering (PECASE) award.

Science at Uber: Applying Artificial Intelligence at Uber

Zoubin Ghahramani, Head of Uber AI, discusses how we use artificial intelligence techniques to make our platform more efficient for users.

Ludwig v0.2 Adds New Features and Other Improvements to its Deep Learning Toolbox

Ludwig version 0.2 integrates with Comet.ml, adds a new serving functionality, and incorporates the BERT text encoder, among other new features.

Introducing EvoGrad: A Lightweight Library for Gradient-Based Evolution

Uber AI Labs releases EvoGrad, a library for catalyzing gradient-based evolution research, and Evolvability ES, a new meta-learning algorithm enabled by this library.

Introducing the Plato Research Dialogue System: A Flexible Conversational AI Platform

The Plato Research Dialogue System enables experts and non-experts alike to quickly build, train, and deploy conversational AI agents.

Gaining Insights in a Simulated Marketplace with Machine Learning at Uber

Uber's Marketplace simulation platform leverages ML to rapidly prototype and test new product features and hypotheses in a risk-free environment.

No Coding Required: Training Models with Ludwig, Uber’s Open Source Deep Learning Toolbox

Uber AI's Piero Molino discusses Ludwig's origin story, common use cases, and how others can get started with this powerful deep learning framework built on top of TensorFlow.

Deconstructing Lottery Tickets: Zeros, Signs, and the Supermask

Uber builds upon the Lottery Ticket Hypothesis by proposing explanations behind these mechanisms and deriving a surprising by-product: the Supermask.

Introducing the Uber Research Publications Site

Uber's Chief Scientist announces the launch of the Uber Research Publications Site, a portal for showcasing our contributions to the research community.
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Accessible Machine Learning through Data Workflow Management

Uber engineers offer two common use cases showing how we orchestrate machine learning model training in our data workflow engine.

Horovod Adds Support for PySpark and Apache MXNet and Additional Features for Faster Training

Horovod adds support for more frameworks in the latest release and introduces new features to improve versatility and productivity.

Uber Open Source: Catching Up with Fritz Obermeyer and Noah Goodman from the Pyro...

We spoke with Fritz Obermeyer and Noah Goodman, Pyro project co-leads, about the potential of open source AI software at Uber and beyond.

Modeling Censored Time-to-Event Data Using Pyro, an Open Source Probabilistic Programming Language

Censored time-to-event data is critical to the proper modeling and understanding of customer engagement on the Uber platform. In this article, we demonstrate an easier way to model this data using Pyro.

First Uber Science Symposium: Discussing the Next Generation of RL, NLP, ConvAI, and DL

The Uber Science Symposium featured talks from members of the broader scientific community about the the latest innovations in RL, NLP, and other fields.

Introducing Ludwig, a Code-Free Deep Learning Toolbox

Uber AI developed Ludwig, a code-free deep learning toolbox, to make deep learning more accessible to non-experts and enable faster model iteration cycles.

Manifold: A Model-Agnostic Visual Debugging Tool for Machine Learning at Uber

Uber built Manifold, a model-agnostic visualization tool for ML performance diagnosis and model debugging, to facilitate a more informed and actionable model iteration process.

Creating a Zoo of Atari-Playing Agents to Catalyze the Understanding of Deep Reinforcement Learning

Uber AI Labs releases Atari Model Zoo, an open source repository of both trained Atari Learning Environment agents and tools to better understand them.

POET: Endlessly Generating Increasingly Complex and Diverse Learning Environments and their Solutions through the...

Uber AI Labs introduces the Paired Open-Ended Trailblazer (POET), an algorithm that leverages open-endedness to push the bounds of machine learning.

Faster Neural Networks Straight from JPEG

Uber AI Labs introduces a method for making neural networks that process images faster and more accurately by leveraging JPEG representations.

How to Get a Better GAN (Almost) for Free: Introducing the Metropolis-Hastings GAN

Metropolis-Hastings Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) leverage the discriminator to pick better samples from the generator after ML model training is done.

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