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Hsiao-Wuen Hon on Co-Evolution of Artificial Intelligence and Human Intelligence

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Co-hosted by Yale Club of Beijing and Yale Center Beijing.

Time and Location

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Registration: 2:30 - 3:00 pm
Remarks and Q&A: 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong'anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Purchase in advance: RMB 15 for students; RMB 60 for others.
Purchase at the door: RMB 100.

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Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

Throughout history, human beings have developed tools and technologies which help civilizations evolve and grow. Computers, and by extension, artificial intelligence, has played important roles in that continuum of technologies. Recently artificial intelligence has garnered much interest and discussion. In this talk, I will describe areas such as computer vision and data mining where artificial intelligence has demonstrated human like capabilities. I will also talk about how human can excel in the areas of creativity and judgment. As artificial intelligence are tools that can enhance human capability, a sound understanding of what the technology can and cannot do is also necessary to ensure their appropriate use.


The language of the event will be Chinese.

The Speaker(s)

Hsiao-Wuen Hon
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corporation; Chairman, Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D Group; Managing Director, Microsoft Research Asia

Dr. Hon has been with Microsoft since 1995. He joined Microsoft Research Asia in 2004 as a Deputy Managing Director, and was promoted as Managing Director in 2007. In 2014, Dr. Hon was appointed as Chairman of Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D Group. He previously worked at Apple Computer, where he led research and development for Apple's Chinese Dictation Kit. Dr. Hon holds three dozen patents in several technical areas. He currently oversees Microsoft's research and development activities as well as collaborations with academia in Asia Pacific.

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

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