Event Details

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

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.

Event Language

The language of the event will be Chinese.

Registration and Payment

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

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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Remarks and Q&A


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

    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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