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Stevens President Holds Q&A with Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google

Peter Norvig, director of research at Google, speaking at the President’s Distinguished Lecture Series

The President’s Distinguished Lecture Series brings our world’s most distinguished thought leaders in science and technology to create debate and spur discussion on the role of technology and its implications in 21st century society. This series was launched by President Nariman Farvardin in 2012.

Watch Creating Software with Machine Learning: Challenges and Promise:

ABSTRACT:Traditionally, software is built by programmers who consider the possible situations and write rules to deal with them. But recently, many applications have been created by machine learning: the programmer is replaced by a trainer, who shows the computer examples until it learns to complete the task. This shift in the way software is built is opening up exciting new possibilities and posing new challenges.