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[台灣人工智慧學校] 第二期開學典禮 - 校長談話


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[台灣人工智慧學校] 第二期開學典禮 - 校長談話

  1. 1. 台灣人工智慧學校 台北總校第二期開學典禮 2018/5/28 孔祥重校長 H. T. Kung Harvard University
  2. 2. 廖俊智院長(中央研究院) 魏啟林副董事長 (科技生態發展公益基金會) 彭双浪董事長暨執行長 (友達光電) 張仁炯 執行長 (微軟 AI 研發中心) 周存貹 全球資深研發副總暨人工智慧加速計劃主持人 (趨勢科技) 台灣人工智慧學校 陳執行長 蔡主任 台北總校第二期技術領袖班與經理人班的各位學員們 大家好! 2
  3. 3. Welcome and Congratulations • We welcome you to the Taiwan AI Academy (AIA) • We congratulate you for having passed the entrance exam – I know this may not be easy for some of you, especially for those who have been out from school for some years • More importantly, I congratulate you for having earned this unique three-month study opportunity to advance yourselves in thi important field of AI – This is especially significant at this time when AI has begun to change every aspect of our life and our society 3
  4. 4. Some Background About AIA • In 2017 I took a 6-month sabbatical from Harvard to visit Taiwan, staying mainly in Hsinchu • To get understand of potential use of AI in Taiwan's industry, I visited about 20 companies, mostly with CEO Chen • Many of these companies expressed their strong interest in exploring the AI opportunity. They needed a deep understanding of how AI can help their business, but this assessment is difficult for many of them • We initiated Project Theta to work with a dozen of companies, and had success with most of them 4
  5. 5. A Lesson Learned: Local Talent Development Is Ergent • We need both engineers for AI system and application development as well as managers who can manage and support AI projects • 10,000 companies in Taiwan @ 10 each --> 100,000 such people needed • We must nurture most of them locally in Taiwan, given the global war for AI talent and short-term nature of the AI opportunity • It is clear that we need some new human resource development systems to meet talent demands 5
  6. 6. Taiwan's Competitive Advantages • Ownership of unique data in some important areas such as manufacturing and healthcare. We have interesting data to work with • Visionary leadership in industry and government. They understand the importance of AI and are willing to commit resources • Extremely efficient communication (physical and cyber) and networking among professionals • And people like you, who are willing to take extra step to be contributors to this new technology opportunity for Taiwan WE CAN DO IT! 6
  7. 7. About AIA • First class started in January 2018 and graduated in April 2018 • We are here today to celebrate the beginning of a new class • Sponsored by Foundations and supported by many friends, AIA has flexible programs to meet industry's need • We focus on real-world AI applications, and we operate in campuses in the vicinity of major industrial centers of Taiwan • Thanks to sponsors, AIA students have access to nice environments and state-of-the-art equipment • Thanks to enthusiastic teaching and lab staff, AIA have opportunities to work on real-world problems 7
  8. 8. Set Your Objectives for Three Months at AIA • A three-month time is long enough to do something substantial and also short enough for to set up realistic expectation ​ – Note companies often use quarterly milestones • You should have concrete objectives for your three months at AIA • If you don't have them yet, formulate come in the coming week 8
  9. 9. Some Example Objectives • Learn how CNN works • Learn machine learning framework skills such as Tensor Flow, Caffe and Keras • Do a project which you always wanted to do (this is a cost-effective way of getting real experience) • Meet some new friends for inspiration and collaboration 9
  10. 10. In August 2018, When You Graduate from AIA ... • You can clearly state what you have accomplished in three months • Your employers will consider highly of your experience at AIA • You will be one of the first in your organization and community who turn potential benefits of AI into reality • Your family will understand the reasons for your hard work at ATA, and feel proud of you • You will be able to keep up this fast moving field in the foreseeable future on exciting topics such as edge AI, distributed AI, and privacy/security, AI chips, etc. • You will look forward to joining the AIA alumni networks 10
  11. 11. Last But Not Least, I Want to Thank … 最後我想感謝 ... 許許多多幫助/支持我們的好朋友們 • 主辦: – 財團法人科技生態發展公益基金會 – 台灣資料科學協會 • 執行: – 委託財團法人人工智慧科技基金會 • 協助: – 中央研究院資訊科學研究所 – 中央研究院資訊科技創新研究中心 11
  12. 12. Have A Great Experience at AIA JUST DO IT! 12