Peter Norvig is the Director of Research at Google Inc. He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and co-author of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, the leading textbook in the field. Previously he was head of Computational Sciences at NASA and a faculty member at USC and Berkeley.
He will talk about nonparametric models applied to vision and language - including translation - problems.
I was guessing that Google is starting to use Model Free Methods in my November 23 talk. This might provide provide an insider's view of the extent to which they do. At any rate, this should be very interesting.
The MeetUp will be Video Recorded.