Peter Norvig, a Director of Research at Google, will talk about how programming will change as machine learning becomes more prevalent on Monday, January 28, 2019.
Talk Abstract: How will programming change as machine learning becomes more prevalent? For the AlphaGo program, expert programmers implemented the core search algorithm and the pattern generalization algorithm, expert Go players provided their knowledge on what makes a good Go position, and the system learned by observing games played by master players. But the successor program, AlphaZero, was provided only with the rules of the game, no expert Go knowledge, and no sample games; it learned by self-play alone. This talk considers the tools and techniques for developing software in a machine-learning-centric world.