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17 November 2021 ∙ NEWS

Microsoft Azure AI CTO to speak on cognition and intelligence

Microsoft Technical Fellow and Azure AI Chief Technology Officer Dr. Xuedong Huang is slated to speak as part of the MBZUAI Executive Program. In his role at Microsoft, Huang is responsible for making the dream of machines that see, hear and understand human beings a reality. As part of the Executive Program, Huang will take participants through a course on enhanced business via AI-powered communications.

Huang joined Microsoft to establish the company’s speech technology group and helped bring speech technology to the mass market with the introduction of Windows SAPI in 1995, Speech Server in 2004, and Azure Speech in 2015. In addition, he has held a variety of responsibilities in research, incubation, and production to advance Microsoft’s AI stack from deep learning infrastructure to enabling new experiences. 

Huang has contributed to the software and AI industries not only through his executive leadership but also through his scientific publications. He is the inventor of more than 170 U.S. patents—technologies which have impacted billions of customers globally via Azure AI. 

Huang has been awarded the Allen Newell research excellence medal and IEEE Speech Processing Best Paper. He was also recognized as an IEEE Fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and named an ACM Fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery. 

Huang received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Edinburgh, his M.S. in computer science from Tsinghua University, and his B.S. in computer science from Hunan University.

To learn more about the Executive Program visit mbzuai.ac.ae/ep 


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