“This talk is an exploratory tour through this brave new world, and its consequences to our field and to Computer Science (CS) education”, antecipa a oradora de uma apresentação num tópico que, fruto dos avanços da Inteligência Artificial (IA) em “Large Language Models (LLMs)”, mediaticamente expostos pelo ChatGPT, promete revolucionar o desenvolvimento de software.
“The End of Programming (as we know it)” será apresentada pela Prof. Cristina Videira Lopes, com moderação do Prof. João Paulo Fernandes, no dia 23 de março, 18:00, na sala B035, com transmissão online via Youtube.
“For the past 80 years, “programming” meant translating a high-level, semi-formal specification of a desired effect from natural language into computer instructions, using an artificial programming language. Mastering these translations requires domain knowledge of algorithms and data structures, talent, and years of practice. Large Language Models (LLMs) are disrupting the very notion of “programming.” The disruption is profound, and at two levels: (1) LLMs are capable of doing those translations automatically, and (2) many of the desired effects can be obtained without the use of algorithms or data structures. This talk is an exploratory tour through this brave new world, and its consequences to our field and to CS education.”
Cristina (Crista) Lopes is a Professor in the School of Information and Computer Sciences at University of California, Irvine, with research interests in Programming Languages, Software Engineering, and Distributed Virtual Environments. She is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Distinguished Scientist. She is the recipient of the 2016 Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest for her work in the OpenSimulator virtual world platform. Her book “Exercises in Programming Style” has gained rave reviews, including being chosen as “Notable Book” by the ACM Best of Computing reviews.