The Three Pillars of Machine Programming

In this position paper, we describe our vision of the future of machine programming through a categorical examination of three pillars of research. Those pillars are: (i) intention, (ii) invention, and(iii) adaptation. Intention emphasizes advancements in the human-to-computer and computer-to-machine-learning interfaces. Invention emphasizes the creation or refinement of algorithms or core hardware and software building blocks through machine learning (ML). Adaptation emphasizes advances in the use of ML-based constructs to autonomously evolve software...

Authors

Justin Gottschlich

Lead Artificial Intelligence Researcher, Parallel Computing Lab

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Nesime Tatbul

Senior Research Scientist, Parallel Computing Lab

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Tim Mattson

Senior Principal Engineer, Parallel Computing Lab

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Armando Solar-Lezama

Michael Carbin

Martin Rinard

Regina Barzilay

Saman Amarasinghe

Joshua B Tenenbaum

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