Talk by ACM A.M. Turing Laureate Dana S. Scott during the ACM A.M. Turing Centenary Celebration, June, 2012.
Abstract:
A very fast development in the early 1930s, following Hilbert's codification of Mathematical Logic, led to the Incompleteness Theorems, Computable Functions, Undecidability Theorems, and the general formulation of recursive Function Theory. The so-called ...

Slides: http://comonad.com/haskell/Lenses-Folds-and-Traversals-NYC.pdf
This was a talk I gave at the second New York Haskell User Group Meeting (http://www.meetup.com/NY-Haskell/) on the new lens library, which provides a highly composable toolbox for accessing and modifying multiple parts of data structures.
Starting with building blocks such as fmap and (.), we build up combinators suitable ...

How Billions of Trivial Data Points can Lead to Understanding
Peter Norvig (Director of Research, Google) presents as part of the UBC Department of Computer Science's Distinguished Lecture Series, September 23, 2010.
In decades past, models of human language were wrought from the sweat and pencils of linguists. In the modern day, ...

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