演講題目：Machine Learning for Modern Artificial Intelligence
Machine learning has evolved from being a sub-field of artificial intelligence to being the core of modern artificial intelligence. The talk will start by giving an overview on this evolution with highlights on how machine learning connects with other related terms, such as big data and human intelligence. Then, the talk shares the speaker's first-hand experience on machine learning research for realizing modern artificial intelligence, such as bacteria classification. The experience reveals some insights and difficulties in conducting "realistic" machine learning research. Finally, the talk concludes with some important future directions of machine learning towards better artificial intelligence.