For example, it is easy for us to release open source code related our research, and in fact we are even encouraged to do so.
Some of us even continue to write personal blogs about machine learning research work done in the program.
In addition to open source projects such as tensorflow, people on the team also contribute and develop other open source libraries such as pybullet, rather than using proprietary, closed-source physics libraries.
This program sounds very competitive and I would love to get in, so any help is greatly appreciated!
My aim is to complete a PhD in CS. I'm currently taking CS coursework before I apply to programs (making up the difference from my math degree). My goal is to do research in machine learning and this program piques my interest. Wonder if someone like myself would qualify... looks potentially tailored/or preferred for those already in PhD programs.
Also: I was wondering how much you interact with the other current residents in the program. Are you all together coming up with new ideas? Or are there multiple small group with their own interests...
It's like any other (research) endeavor with lots of people involved. Some of us share research interests and so we coalesce around efforts towards accomplishing those goals. Out of the resident pool, I am currently working with Ryan and have had some discussions about collaborations with Denny and Justin.
Take a look at the published papers though and you can see some pairs that have flourished by working in the same vicinity.
This is a wonderful part of the program though, and it doesn't stop with the Residents. Brain is such a great place for ideas to meld and for people to come together to collaborate; it's designed to encourage that.
(MIT --> Startups --> Research --> GB)
A full transition would be done by the usual transfer mechanisms. Two of my former students have switched into Brain from elsewhere in Google, for example.
I guess they'll always have the fallback option of taking a $500K/year position elsewhere.
That being said, this is an unparalleled experience in the field and a phenomenal road to travel regardless of what we decide to do afterward.
There's also non-profit research think tanks like Battelle
It would be great if, Google can make these two week introductory courses available for everyone.