ECE Distinguished Speaker Series: Connecting People with Generative AI

Jan 26

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Friday, January 26, 2024 – 2:00PM to 3:00PM

Xuedong Huang


Xuedong Huang

The evolution of generative artificial intelligence has witnessed a paradigm shift towards a comprehensive, human-centered approach aimed at elevating communication and productivity to better connect people. This presentation delves into recent breakthroughs of large language models from OpenAI/Microsoft, Anthropic, Meta, and Google that helped Zoom AI Companion to redefine how federating multiple LLMs can enhance limitless human connection and productivity.

X.D. Huang is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Zoom. Prior to Zoom, he was at Microsoft where he served as Azure AI CTO and Technical Fellow. His career is illustrious in the AI space: he founded Microsoft's speech technology group in 1993, led Microsoft's AI teams to achieve several of the industry's first human parity milestones in speech recognition, machine translation, natural language understanding, and computer vision, is an IEEE and ACM Fellow and an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Xuedong received his Ph.D. in EE from the University of Edinburgh, his MS in CS from Tsinghua University, and BS in CS from Hunan University.