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AI in ‹Programming› - fika to fika workshop

Tid: 2024-03-12 09:00 till 16:00 Konferens

Fika to fika workshop as an open part of the four day conferens 2024 in Lund.

The narrative of AI ‘changing everything’ seems inescapable at the moment, with [ironically] programming being one of the first disciplines caught up in the storm. In order to understand the effects of a moment like this, it’s helpful to step away from the rhetoric of exceptionalism and look back at previous examples of such changes - 40 years ago Bainbridge characterised some ‘ironies of automation’, ways in which automation wasn’t playing out as it was ‘supposed to’. Some of these ironies seem very present today in the supposed ‘unprecedented’ concern of modern AI - such as the responsibility for users to be ever vigilant of mistakes, or designers building tools that only solve the easy problems and leaving all the complicated tasks to the user. 

This event is an open special track at the four day conference <programming> organised at Lund university about how it will be to program with (or against) AI assistance (hindrances) can be understood.

Date: 12 March 2024


  • Onsite in Lund: 9.30 to 15.30 M:Tekodromen, M-building, Ole Römers väg 1, Lund 
  • Online 09.55-12.00 and 13.10 to 15.00

You reach programme and registration for the full conference <programming> at https://2024.programming-conference.org/


You find more information about speakers and content on 2024.programming-conference.org

09.30  Registration, Coffee, Fika, Posters & Demos (onsite)

10.00 Introduction Keynote (hybrid)

Speaker: Nicolas Malevé, Postdoc, School of Communication and Culture - Aesthetics and Culture

Topic: Dear developers, what do you mean by photography?

Abstract: Machine vision has mobilised photography in unprecedented ways throughout the last decade. Classification algorithms became increasingly apt at parsing visual input, and more recent products such as Dall-e or Stable Diffusion have proved efficient in generating culturally relevant imagery. Every day, computer vision researchers engage in a practice that promises to reshape visuality and organise digital images, making them intelligible and actionable. Their work changes our ways of seeing and of imagining. Yet the field has spent little time addressing theoretically the politics and affordances of photographic mediation. In machine vision papers, photographs function in different ways. They are treated as straightforward visual ‘samples’ of the real world. They can also be used as aesthetic objects and their realism is presented as a marker of style. Further, they are conceived as self-standing documents free from the contexts from which they originated or the authors who created them. The presentation will explore these treatments of the image from the point of view of photography and aesthetic theory. In doing this, the talk will open a discussion about what an image theory relevant to computer vision scientists and programmers could be like.

Bio: Nicolas Malevé is an artist, visual researcher and data activist. He is currently a postdoc at the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University. His work explores various modes of intervention in the politics and aesthetics of computer vision.

11.00 Magic Markup: Maintaining Document-External Markup with an LLM 

Edward Misback University of Washington, USA, Zachary Tatlock University of Washington, Steven Tanimoto University of Washington, Seattle

11.30 Ironies of Programming Automation: Exploring the Experience of Code Synthesis Via Large Language Models

Alan McCabe Lund University, Moa Björkman , Joel Engström , Peng Kuang Lund University, Sweden & WASP, Emma Söderberg Lund University, Luke Church University of Cambridge | Lund University | Lark Systems

12.00 Lunch (onsite)

13.00 Presentations & panel (hybrid)

13.00 Demo of the CodeScene Software Engineering Intelligence Platform: Informed DecisionMaking and LLM-based Refactoring

Markus Borg CodeScene, Adam Tornhill Empear AB, Pär Flygare CodeScene, Kalle Norrestam CodeScene

13.15 Faster Feedback with AI? -- A Test Prioritization Study

Toni Mattis University of Potsdam; Hasso Plattner Institute, Lukas Böhme Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, Eva Krebs Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), University of Potsdam, Germany, Martin C. Rinard Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Robert Hirschfeld University of Potsdam; Hasso Plattner Institute

13.45 Presentation IV

Andreas Bexell Ericsson

14.15 Panel

15.00  Coffee, Fika, Posters & Demos (onsite)

15.15-16.00 Exhibition: Mundania Chamber (onsite)

the mundania chamber.jpeg
the mundania chamber.jpeg

For some hours during two days in March, the Technodrome will be turned into the Mundania Chamber. A room where we can contemplate and meditate on the role of evermore complex and advanced technologies in everyday life. Here you can also comingle with the book “Mundania - How and Where Technologies are Made Ordinary". 


To participate is free of charge, but please sign up at ai.lu.se/2024-03-12/registration and we will send you a link for access at the zoom-platform.



Om händelsen
Tid: 2024-03-12 09:00 till 16:00

M:Tekodromen, M-building, Ole Römers väg 1, Lund and online

emma [dot] soderberg [at] cs [dot] lth [dot] se