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  • NL Seminar- Why is it harder to build a tic tac toe playing robot than a tic tac toe playing program?

    Fri, Apr 14, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

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    Speaker: Kevin Knight, USC/ISI

    Talk Title: Why is it harder to build a tic tac toe playing robot than a tic tac toe playing program?

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: I wanted to understand why it's so hard to build working robots, so I programmed one to play tic tac toe. Now I understand a lot better! I thought I'd relate my experience right now, just in case I later become more knowledgeable and impossible to understand.



    Biography: Kevin Knight is a Research Director at the Information Sciences Institute ISI of the University of Southern California USC, and a Professor in the USC Computer Science Department. He received a PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelors degree from Harvard University. Dr. Knights research interests include statistical machine translation, natural language generation, automata theory, and decipherment of historical manuscripts.

    Host: Marjan Ghazvininejad

    More Info: http://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 11th Flr Conf Rm # 1135, Marina Del Rey

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Peter Zamar

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