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  Subject:   Dr. Robert Yung, Director & Chief Technologist, Intel China Research Center, "Intel Research in China: Smart Computing for the Future"

  Sponsor:   US-Japan Technology Management Center

  Date:   Thursday, November 11, 1999

  Time:   4:15pm - 5:30pm

  Location:   Skilling Engineering Auditorium [look for it in a campus map][new]

  Event URL:   http://www.stanford.edu/~viji/

  Sponsor URL:   http://fuji.stanford.edu

  Costs:   Free

  Contact:   viji@leland.stanford.edu

Part of Our Public Lecture Series:
     TRANSFORMATION OF R & D IN EAST ASIA & JAPAN
         Free Admission * Light Refreshments


ABSTRACT:

The Internet has generated a wave of creativity and growth that is sweeping 
the world and changing lives. For the vast majority of people in Asia, 
however, the Internet revolution has not yet arrived. The Internet will only 
become a significant part of life in the Asia Pacific when people can easily 
use the computer in their local language to access local language sites and 
services. And that may not be as distant as you might think.  

To make computers easier to use, we need to integrate audio, video and images,
and add a new component to enhance the computer as a communications device--
the Human-Computer Interface (HCI). HCI will have built-in intelligence and 
include speech recognition, speech synthesis, and natural language processing
so that the PC can carry out a conversation with the user. With natural 
language understanding, computers will be able to understand the meaning of 
audio speech input, retrieve information from databases and the Internet, 
simultaneously translate between languages and dialects, provide real-time 
miss-critical decision supports, and of course, perform all the functions it 
does today. Ultimately, the computer will go beyond understanding what we 
want to anticipate what we need.

SPEAKER BIO:

Dr. Robert Yung, 36, is Director of Intel's China Research Center
located in Beijing, China. The Intel China Research Center does applied 
research to improve personal computers' ease-of-use, with particular focus 
on the Internet and input technologies such as speech recognition. Dr. Yung 
is also the Chief Technologist for China. 

Prior to joining Intel, Dr. Yung was Sun Microsystems' Chief
Technology Officer for Asia, and was a researcher at Sun
Microsystems Laboratories. At Sun, he started the 64-bit Ultra-SPARC
microprocessor program and co-invented the Visual Instruction Set, a
multimedia instruction set extension to SPARC microprocessors. Earlier, he 
worked for S3 and Nexgen Microsystems, and was a co-founder of Xenologic Inc. 

Since 1998, Dr. Yung was Sun's Education and Technology Ambassador
to Asia, and helped develop infrastructure and business in China. Dr. Yung 
helps build close ties between the academia and high tech industries in the 
U.S.A. and China. In March of 1997, Dr. Yung organized the CyberClassroom 
event during U.S. Vice President Gore's visit to China. This event 
demonstrated the feasibility, practicality, and affordability of distance 
learning-knowledge transfer between teachers and students in Cyberspace. 
Dr. Yung also organized a telemedicine event in Xi'an, and helped organize 
the InternetCafe event in Shanghai during President Clinton's state visit to 
China in 1998. 

Dr. Yung holds BA, MS and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and
computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, and has
been a visiting professor at the University since 1995. He is the author 
of 12 issued and over 20 pending patents, and has published extensively in 
technical journals and at industry conferences. 

He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 
and has served on the Strategic Computing Working Group of the Association 
of Computing Machinery as well as the National Science Foundation.

 Event history: Submitted by barrkat on 06-Nov-1999;


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