"Friends Don't Let Friends Write Code" by Hal Daumé III

Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:00 PM

Location: 2117 Computer Science Instructional Center (CSI)

In many areas of artificial intelligence (natural language processing, computer vision, speech recognition, automated planning, robotics, etc.), researchers historically spent thousands of hours hand-coding rules of behavior to solve narrow problems. In the past ten to twenty years (depending on the sub-field), we've moved away from directly writing code and are moving to a framework in which humans demonstrate the desired behavior and the machine learns to solve the problem directly.

In this talk, Dr. Daumé will discuss (a) the major successes of the machine learning paradigm in some of these areas, (b) some core ideas on which they are built and (c) why we still have to write some code by ourselves.