Udacity Talks Welcomes Yoky Matsuoka

Yoky Matsuoka Udacity Talks

Udacity Talks is extremely pleased to announce that on Wednesday, June 7th, at 4pm PT, our guest will be Yoky Matsuoka, Chief Technology Officer at Nest. Yoky Matsuoka is a pioneer in the field of Neurobotics, and has previously worked at Apple and Google, and held the position of CEO of Quanttus. She has been a professor at Carnegie Mellon, as well as the University of Washington, where she ran the Neurobotics Lab.

RSVP for Udacity Talks with Yoky Matsuoka!

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Udacity Talks Goes To The Temple Of Mythbusting To Meet Jamie Hyneman!

Udacity Talks is all about getting great minds together to discuss the big ideas of the day, in an unscripted format powered by questions from Udacity students. With Sebastian Thrun as our host, we’ve talked Self-Driving Cars with Padmasree Warrior, Virtual Reality with Eric Darnell, AI with Yann LeCun, and more. Now, we’re getting ready for another incredible meeting of the minds, as Sebastian visits Jamie Hyneman, former host of Mythbusters and the owner of M5 Industries, to discuss the past, present, and especially the future of Robotics.

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Leading the Way: Padmasree Warrior and the Future of Cars

Padmasree Warrior, The Future of Cars

The mission statement says it all: “The future is in smart, electric and autonomous vehicles, and we aim to lead the way.” When a statement like that comes from a company like NIO, which is led by a person like Padmasree Warrior, you simply have to take notice.

We certainly take notice, and you will too, particularly after you’ve had the chance to engage directly with Padmasree Warrior during our next Udacity Talks episode!

RSVP today for Udacity Talks with Padmasree Warrior on Friday, January 27 at 1:30pm PDT!

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Udacity Talks Welcomes Padmasree Warrior

Padmasree Warrior Udacity Talks

Padmasree Warrior was Chief Technology and Strategy Officer (CTSO) at Cisco for approximately three years. During that time, Forbes placed her on “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” list not once, but twice. Prior to starting at Cisco in 2008 as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), she was the CTO and Senior Vice President (SVP) at Motorola. Fortune has called her “the woman with the most powerful name in tech.” With a decades-long career at some of the biggest names in the business, she’s earned the accolade. So when she left it all behind to join an electric car startup, the news was … well, electrifying.

Why did she do it?

That’s one of many questions you’ll be able to ask her directly, as we’re very excited to announce that Padmasree Warrior is our next guest on Udacity Talks!

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Facebook’s Director of AI Research, Yann LeCun, is our Udacity Talks guest November 1st!

Yann LeCun, Udacity Talks

Over 3000 people have applied to our new Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree program since we opened applications on October 25th!  So we’re clearly not the only ones excited about AI. Which means we’re not the only ones excited about our next guest for Udacity Talks.

Yann LeCun’s name is virtually synonymous with both artificial intelligence and deep learning, and his role as the Director of AI Research at Facebook makes him arguably one of THE most visible and influential voices in the field. Which is why we’re so thrilled to announce the following:

Yann LeCun will be our Udacity Talks guest on November 1st!

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