Before computers can solve our greatest challenges, they must understand us. How can we make the leap from computers that perceive and identify objects or just words to a future where they comprehend and interpret the larger context of our world? How will the task-oriented bots of today evolve to agents that connect with us emotionally and improve our lives and our society?
Artificial Intelligence will be the pivotal technology – Ray Kurzweil
Dr. Harry Shum, Executive Vice President, Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research, addresses these questions while discussing the company’s latest advances in applying deep neural networks to accelerate AI capabilities like computer vision and speech. He shares Microsoft’s groundbreaking work with chatbots that combine IQ with EQ, and Microsoft’s vision for AI as a world-changing force for good.
Dr.Heung-Yeung (Harry) Shum is Executive Vice President of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Research group at Microsoft Corporation. He is responsible for driving the company’s overall Artificial Intelligence strategy and forward-looking research and development efforts spanning infrastructure, services, apps and agents.
Shum was born in China in 1967. He grew up in Shanghai and he graduated with a BS from Southeast University in China, MS from Hong Kong. Shum came to the United States in 1991.