Blogs

Blogs

Distinguished Speaker Series – David Sontag

Title: How is Machine Learning Going to Change Health Care? Speaker:  David Sontag Abstract: Machine learning has transformed the technology industry over the last decade, forming the basis for web search, speech recognition, product recommendations, and self-driving cars. With the increased adoption of electronic health records and a surge in funding for health...
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Distinguished Speaker Series – Sham Kakade

Title: The Promise and Challenge of Unsupervised Learning Speaker:  Sham Kakade Abstract: Representational learning is one of the central challenges in machine learning, where the goal is to find transformations of our data which support improvements in downstream tasks of interest. The algorithmic challenge is in designing methods which learn such representations in...
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Distinguished Speaker Series – Dharmendra Modha

Title: A New Architecture for Brain-inspired Computing Speaker:  Dharmendra S. Modha Abstract: I will describe a decade-long, multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional effort spanning neuroscience, supercomputing, and nanotechnology to build and demonstrate a brain-inspired computer and describe the architecture, programming model, and applications. For more information, see: modha.org. Bio: Dr. Dharmendra S. Modha is...
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Distinguished Speaker Series – Kevin Knight

Title: Language Translation and Code-Breaking Speaker: Kevin Knight Abstract: In 1949, information theorist Warren Weaver suggested applying code-breaking methods to the problem of automatic language translation. He said: "When I look at an article in Russian, I say: this is really written in English, but it has been coded in some strange symbols. I will...
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Distinguished Speaker Series – Leslie Kaebling

Title: Making Robots Believe Speaker:  Leslie Pack Kaelbling Abstract: The fields of AI and robotics have made great improvements in many individual subfields, including in motion planning, symbolic planning, probabilistic reasoning, perception, and learning.  Our goal is to develop an integrated approach to solving very large problems that are hopelessly intractable...
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