Imagining the Jobs of the Future: Robot Pilots

James Bergstra, Kindred.ai

Kindred's James Bergstra shares his inspiration for deploying human pilots to help robots accomplish tasks that would otherwise be too time consuming.

James Bergstra, Cofounder and CTO, Kindred.ai

James Bergstra is cofounder and head of AI and research at Kindred.ai. Research at Kindred is focused on developing new learning techniques for robots and applying these techniques in the company’s current and future products. Before cofounding Kindred, he was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo and a research scholar at Harvard University. Many researchers have used the Theano and Hyperopt software packages that James developed as a graduate student and postgraduate researcher.

James was granted a PhD in machine learning by the University of Montreal in 2011 for his work in bio-inspired non-linearities in deep networks, hyperparameter optimization, and creation of the Theano deep-learning library.

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