AI is changing the world in many profound ways. This poses challenges and opportunities for people and our society. If you are still not working in AI, how can you learn it quickly? How can we balance research and engineering work in AI? How we can prepare ourselves for the AI in the coming years? How can we educate our children to grow up in the future AI world? In this talk, I will attempt to answer these questions.
Charles Ling is a Tenured Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science, and Science Distinguished Research Professor, at University of Western Ontario in Canada. He is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (加拿大工程院院士). He obtained his Msc and PhD from University of Pennsylvania. He is a world-leading researcher in machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, data analytics and applications. He has published over 160 research papers, many in top-tier journals and international conferences, and is the author (with Prof. Qiang Yang) of the book Crafting Your Research Future (学术研究 ，你的成功之道).