Document Type

Conference Paper

Date of this Version

2018

Abstract

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.

Keywords

program synthesis, machine programming, software development, software maintenance, intention, invention, adaptation

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Date Posted: 18 December 2020