ai seminar: robert holte

  • University of Alberta 3-33 Computing Science Centre Edmonton, AB Canada

heuristic search: something old and something new

Bio: Robert Holte is a Professor in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta and a Principal Investigator at Amii, the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute.

Overview: This talk begins with a review of long-established results in heuristic search and the early history of bidirectional heuristic search.

Dr. Holte then describe a recent breakthrough in bidirectional heuristic search (the MM algorithm), which challenges long-held assumptions and exposes exciting new research directions. Although the technical details in this talk are focused on heuristic search, the general lessons with which he concludes are relevant to researchers in all branches of A.I.

This is the talk Dr. Holte gave as an invited speaker at IJCAI in 2016 and will give again as an invited speaker at the Canadian A.I. Conference May 16-19, 2017 (in Edmonton).

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