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πŸŽ™ About The Episode

Sharon Zhou is an expert in deep generative models such as Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs). She created and teaches the Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) course at Stanford and on Coursera, with nearly 40K students enrolled in the latter.

Sharon also has a penchant for applying generative modelsβ€”and AI more broadlyβ€”to social good. Some of her research is on AI for climate change & healthcare as well. She loves spending her time building generative models and thinking about how we can nurture them for good.

We talked about:

  • Generative Models 🧠
  • Women in academia πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»
  • Transitioning from the industry to academia πŸ“š
  • Pros & Cons of GANs πŸ’»
  • Misconceptions about Deepfakes πŸ₯Έ
  • Working under Andrew Ng
  • and much more…

πŸ“š Resources

πŸ“• Her Coursera courses:

πŸ”— Connect with Sharon

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