President of Facebook AI Research (FAIR) Praises Taiwan for Software and Hardware Integrated Environment Forging AI Advantages.
Picture description: Dr. Yann LeCun, Director of Facebook AI Research (FAIR), visited Taiwan for the first time on June 29th. All distinguished guests took a photo after the meeting. From the left: III IDEAS Director General Dr. Ren-Dar Yang, Director of Department of Information and Technology Education, Ministry of Education Chan Pao-Chu, NTHU Department of Computer Science Professor Wu Cheng-Wen, III Director Kuo Yau-Hwang, Facebook FAIR Director Dr. Yann LeCun, National University of Tainan Department of Computer Science Professor Lee Chang-Shing, III International Division Director General Hsiao Mei-Li, and III SNSI Deputy Director Ho Wen-Jen.
Picture Description: Acclaimed as "The Father of Convolution Network", Dr. Yann LeCun held a discussion panel with III professionals. The participants took a photo after the meeting. Starting from the second of the front row to the left: Director of Department of Information and Technology Education, Ministry of Education Chan Pao-Chu, III International Division Director General Hsiao Mei-Li, Facebook FAIR Director Dr. Yann LeCun, and National University of Tainan Department of Computer Science Professor Lee Chang-Shing.
Dr. Yann LeCun, Director of Facebook AI Research (FAIR), took a three day visit in Taiwan starting on June 29th. On the first day of the trip, III Chairman Yau-Hwang Kuo hosted and exchanged ideas with the distinguished guest focusing on the AI development direction and cooperation opportunities in Taiwan. After the meeting, Dr. Yann LeCun held a panel discussion with professionals in III sharing insight about the development of AI software applications as well as the possible collaboration model between the industry and academia.
Dr. Yann LeCun indicated that Taiwan has tremendous advantages in hardware manufacturing around the globe especially in the design and manufacturing of AI specified chips. There will be possible cooperation opportunities after further discussion. Additionally, it was suggested that Taiwan could try to develop the end devices for the integration of AI hardware and software applications where III could play a key role proactively.
Dr. Yann LeCun is acclaimed in the industry as the father of convolution network, which is so widely utilized in computer visualization and speech recognition that the public could once again understand the profound potential of deep learning technologies. In recent years, led by Dr. Yann LeCun, Facebook dedicated to the research and development of artificial intelligence including the application of AI to translate words on websites faster and more accurately as well as the quick sharing of photos with the assistance of facial recognition software, etc.
In the latter parts of his trip, Dr. Yann LeCun held speeches and panel discussions in National Taiwan University, National Chiao Tung University, and National Cheng Kung University. Also, he visited Southern Taiwan Science Park, Tainan Division of National Center for High-performance Computing, and the site for the host machines where AI open source software developed by Facebook FAIR is operating.
Planning & Evaluation Division(III):Meredith Chang, Joy Yen, Freesia Shen