The Rise of Speech & Natural Language Processing
Date:
12 Apr, 2018 (Thu)
Time:
11:00 am
Location:
Room 603, Chow Yei Ching Building

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Speaker

Dr. Miles Wen
CEO of Fano Labs

Abstract

With the start of the year 2018, have you prepared yourself for the new challenges? Have you ever thought about your future career working in an AI company? Fano Labs, an AI company based in HKSTP is going to have an AI sharing session about speech recognition & natural language processing technologies.

It is a great opportunity to gain more insight about artificial intelligence and to get prepared for your future plans.

Founded by Prof. Victor Li, BBS; ScD (MIT), Chair Professor in Information Engineering at HKU, and Dr. Miles Wen, Honorary Assistant Professor (EEE) at HKU, Fano Labs is a Hong Kong-based AI startup working on speech & natural language processing technologies. With the technical focus in Chinese dialects processing & analysis, Fano Labs helps enterprises improve the working efficiencies in their call centers.

In Nov. 2017, Fano Labs became the first HK startup ever invested by Horizons Venture, the private investment arm of Li Ka-shing who made early investments into Facebook, DeepMind, Skype, and Siri etc.

Job openings at Fano Labs:

  •     Software Engineer
  •     Research Scientist

Application Method: Please email your resume & the position you are applying for to hr@fano.ai.

 

Biography of the speaker:

Dr. Miles Wen received his Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering with First Class Honors and minor in Finance from HKU in 2011. He then obtained his PhD degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering under Prof. Victor Li from HKU in 2015. Dr. Wen is an alumnus of Lee Hysan Hall, former resident tutor at New College, former Founding Vice-President of Eta Kappa Nu (Lambda Iota Chapter) at HKU, and former Fulbright scholar at Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, UC Berkeley. He is an expert in power system, information and communication technologies, optimization algorithms, big data, machine learning. In 2015, he co-founded Fano Labs (formerly known as “Accosys”), a high-tech startup backed by HKU, Hong Kong Science & Technology Park, angel investors, and Horizons Ventures. He is currently the CEO of Fano Labs. Since early 2016, he has been appointed as an Honorary Assistant Professor (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) at HKU.


Organizer

Prof. V.O.K. Li

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