[Seminar] SCAI Lunch Talk #9 - AI-Driven Digital Transformation

Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D Group & Microsoft Research Asia
2019년 11월 15일 금요일 PM 12:30 - 2019년 11월 15일 금요일 PM 1:30
302동 105호

호스트: 전병곤 교수
참고: 12시 20분부터 참석자에게 간단한 점심식사(샌드위치 또는 버거) 제공합니다(선착순 100명). 세미나는 12시 30분에 시작합니다.


Dr. Hon sees a future in which “AI and HI” can work together. That is, artificial intelligence and human intelligence combining to put people and their ideas first. In this talk, he will depict the five layers of “intelligence” and demonstrate how computers are achieving in each layer with the power of improved hardware and software and Big Data for heating up the AI scene. As we live in a world of pervasive digitization, artificial intelligence is driving a transformation of almost every person and every organization. Dr. Hon will present what opportunities the digital transformation may bring to us and how to ensure that it benefits everyone of us.

연사 소개

Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon is corporate vice president of Microsoft, chairman of Microsoft’s Asia-Pacific R&D Group, and managing director of Microsoft Research Asia. He drives Microsoft’s strategy for research and development activities in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as collaborations with academia.

Dr. Hon has been with Microsoft since 1995. He joined Microsoft Research Asia in 2004 as deputy managing director, stepping into the role of managing director in 2007. He founded and managed Microsoft Search Technology Center from 2005 to 2007 and led development of Microsoft’s search products (Bing) in Asia-Pacific. In 2014, Dr. Hon was appointed as chairman of Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D Group.

Prior to joining Microsoft Research Asia, Dr. Hon was the founding member and architect of the Natural Interactive Services Division at Microsoft Corporation. Besides overseeing architectural and technical aspects of the award-winning Microsoft Speech Server product, Natural User Interface Platform and Microsoft Assistance Platform, he was also responsible for managing and delivering statistical learning technologies and advanced search. Dr. Hon joined Microsoft Research as a senior researcher in 1995 and has been a key contributor to Microsoft’s SAPI and speech engine technologies. He previously worked at Apple, where he led research and development for Apple’s Chinese Dictation Kit.

An IEEE Fellow and a distinguished scientist of Microsoft, Dr. Hon is an internationally recognized expert in speech technology. Dr. Hon has published more than 100 technical papers in international journals and at conferences. He co-authored a book, Spoken Language Processing, which is a graduate-level textbook and reference book in the area of speech technology used in universities around the world. Dr. Hon holds three dozen patents in several technical areas.

Dr. Hon received a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University.