I have three hopes for 2020:
- Hope that advanced machine learning techniques beyond deep neural networks can emerge. Neural networks have been studied and applied by many researchers, engineers, and practitioners for a long time. Other machine learning techniques offer relatively unexplored spaces for technical innovation.
- Hope that AI can come into more fields and bring more positive changes to people’s everyday lives.
- Hope for more thinking and discussion about what AI researchers, engineers, and practitioners must do to prevent wrong developments or misuses of AI techniques.
Zhi-Hua Zhou is a professor of computer science and artificial intelligence at Nanjing University.