Below is an email I received this morning about an upcoming talk.
The talk with the same title has been given before, but it has probably been updated over the past months: ACM Chicago Feb. 8, 2023 webinar - Large Language Models and The End of Programming (1080HD) - YouTube
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Date: ven. 5 mai 2023 à 08:06
Subject: Reminder: May 9 Talk, “Large Language Models and the End of Programming” with Matt Welsh, CEO of Fixie.ai
Reminder: May 9 Talk, “Large Language Models and The End of Programming” with Matt Welsh, CEO of Fixie.ai
If you haven’t done so yet, register now for the next free ACM TechTalk, “Large Language Models and The End of Programming,” presented on Tuesday, May 9 at 12:00 PM ET/16:00 UTC by Matt Welsh, CEO of Fixie.ai. Oana Olteanu, Partner at SignalFire, will moderate the questions and answers session following the talk.
Leave your comments and questions with our speaker now and any time before the live event on ACM’s Discourse Page. And check out the page after the webcast for extended discussion with your peers in the computing community, as well as further resources on large language models, generative AI, and more.
(If you’d like to attend but can’t make it to the virtual event, you still need to register to receive a recording of the TechTalk when it becomes available.)
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The field of Computer Science is headed for a major upheaval with the rise of large AI models, such as ChatGPT, that are capable of performing general-purpose reasoning and problem solving. We are headed for a future in which it will no longer be necessary to write computer programs. Matt believes that most software will eventually be replaced by AI models that, given an appropriate description of a task, will directly execute that task, without requiring the creation or maintenance of conventional software. In effect, large language models act as a virtual machine that is “programmed” in natural language. This talk will explore the implications of this prediction, drawing on recent research into the cognitive and task execution capabilities of large language models.
Duration: 60 minutes (including audience Q&A)
Matt Welsh, CEO, Fixie.ai
Matt Welsh is the CEO and Co-founder of Fixie.ai, a Seattle-based startup developing a new computational platform with AI at the core. He was previously head of engineering at OctoML, a software engineer at Apple and Xnor.ai, engineering director at Google, and a Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University. He holds a PhD from UC Berkeley.
Oana Olteanu, Partner, SignalFire
Oana is a ML engineer with operating experience in enterprise software and investment experience at the Seed, Series A and Series B stages. Prior to joining SignalFire, Oana was at Scale Venture Partners where she invested in applied ML and developer tooling. She sourced Scale’s investments in Observe.ai, Flatfile, and Proscia. She was part of the deal teams for Honeycomb and AllyO (acquired by HireVue). Prior to VC, Oana worked at SAP where she contributed to the development of the backend systems used by SAP for its solution portfolio.