Does Deep Learning Need a New Programming Language?

Does the world of data science need a new programming language? Or more specifically, does the area of deep learning need a programming language “that’s more flexible and easier to work with than Python”? If you’re Facebook AI researcher Yann LeCun, the answer may be yes, as detailed recently in VentureBeat.

According to LeCun:

The kind of hardware that’s available has a big influence on the kind of research that people do, and so the direction of AI in the next decade or so is going to be greatly influenced by what hardware becomes available. . . It’s very humbling for computer scientists, because we like to think in the abstract that we’re not bound by the limitation of our hardware, but in fact we are.

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