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Make Data Work
March 25-28, 2019
San Francisco, CA
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The death of coding: How AI redefines our relationship with computers (sponsored by IBM)

11:00am11:40am Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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What you'll learn

  • Learn what machine learning means today
  • Explore recent advances in hardware and software and breakthrough innovations


Sam Lightstone discusses how AI is fundamentally changing computer science and the practice of coding. Sam explains what we mean by artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, and data science and how they differ from each other. He then outlines common tools and languages as well as emerging ones that offer powerful simplification and improved scalability. Along the way, you’ll hear about deep fakes, generative adversarial networks (GANs), neurosynaptic computing, and much more.

Join in to discover what machine learning means today and explore recent advances in hardware and software and breakthrough innovations.

This session is sponsored by IBM.

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Sam Lightstone


Sam Lightstone is CTO for data at IBM, an IBM Fellow, and a Master Inventor in the IBM Data and AI Group. He leads a number of technical teams in product development for relational databases, data warehousing and big data, cloud computing, analytics for IoT, data virtualization, data movement, and machine learning. He cofounded the IEEE Data Engineering Workgroup on Self-Managing Database Systems. Sam has more than 65 patents issued and pending and has authored over 30 papers and four books, which have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish. In his spare time, he’s an avid guitar player and fencer.