From a Developer's POV: is Machine Learning Reshaping the World?
There is no denying that machine learning is rapidly reshaping the technological horizon, fueled by increasing availability of data, computing power, and software (e.g., TensorFlow). Classical ML techniques are becoming a common tool for the everyday programmer, at the same time that sophisticated deep learning models are fueling driverless cars, advanced AI players, and more. This talk will survey the ways in which ML is impacting the programming world, as we try to answer the following questions: are we truly witnessing a new AI resurgence? If yes, what should any developer be aware of?
Simone Scardapane is a post-doc fellow at Sapienza University (Rome) and an honorary fellow at the University of Stirling (UK). His research is focused on machine learning, with an emphasis on deep learning, distributed environments, and applications in the audio field. Before the PhD, he obtained a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering in 2009, and a M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in 2011. He is an active member of several organizations, including the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, the International Neural Networks Society, and the AI*IA.