Jacky Liang Blog

In the Era of Large Language Models, What’s Next for AI Chatbots?

August 19th, 2022

New chatbots powered by large-language models are much more capable than those that came before, but it’ll be a while before they make their way into commercial applications.

Foundation Models and the Future of Multi-Modal AI

May 1st, 2022

Recent advances that combine large language and vision models can perform impressive tasks surprisingly well, and this direction holds a lot of promise for the future of AI

Neural nets are not “slightly conscious,” and AI PR can do with less hype

February 18th, 2022

Prominent AI researchers should take accurate science communication more seriously.

How AI-Powered Robots Fulfill Your Online Orders

January 25th, 2022

AI-powered robots are slowly taking over tedious tasks in warehouses, and it’s just the beginning.

Getting Data for Robot AI — Hard, but Possible

December 10th, 2021

Embodied AI agents need data of interactions with the real world, which is far more difficult to get than data of other AI domains like vision and language.

Futuristic Hardware for Intelligent Robots

November 19th, 2021

What advances in hardware do we need to build intelligent robots of the future?

Research Tips

November 16th, 2021

A list of research tips for grad students.

Why we don’t have Robot Butlers yet

October 29th, 2021

AI is necessary for autonomous robots of the future; its development and deployment is full of incredible challenges and promising opportunities

DeepMind’s AlphaFold 2—An Impressive Advance With Hyperbolic Coverage

December 9th, 2020

The results are encouraging, but journalist ebullience belies the difficulties ahead.

How (not) to Fall Asleep

July 22nd, 2020

Here’s a list and review of 20 things I’ve tried to help me fall asleep - some worked better than others. May be useful for those who also have trouble sleeping.

OpenAI’s dexterous robotic hand — separating progress from PR

October 21st, 2019

The Rubik’s cube solving hand is representative of a true research contribution, but its many caveats do not merit the PR hype

Job loss due to AI - How bad is it going to be?

February 4th, 2019

Studies suggest the impact of AI on jobs in the near future will not be significantly more disruptive than the impact of automation in the past