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Cloud AI and Future Robotics


Disruptive technologies and emerging technological trends like Industry 4.0 and the Smart Home are increasingly becoming interdependent. Advances in deep learning using image classification and speech recognition have relied heavily on huge datasets with millions of examples. AI requires vast amounts of data, more than can reside on most local systems. Entering cloud robotics, a vital enabler for today's AI-powered robots Dr. Zhang will talk about CloudMinds’ vision of future of robotics.


Dr. Robert Zhang, is Co-Founder and President of CloudMinds Technology, where he is responsible for the company’s global business and product strategies, operations, and strategic partnerships. Prior to co-founding CloudMinds, Robert has been working for Samsung, Irdeto, Joint Innovation Lab, Microsoft, and Apple from 2001 to 2015.was the Head of Service Strategy and Operations for Samsung Telecommunications America (2012-15). Previously, (2011-12), he was Vice President of Product Management at Irdeto where he was responsible for global product strategy on broadband video. From 2009-11, he served as Vice President of Product Development at the Joint Innovation Lab. Prior to these senior executive roles, he was a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft (2008-09) and as IPod Operations Program Manager (2004-08) and as Senior Engineering Scientist (2001-04) at Apple. Robert earned a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computational Mechanics and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois, an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. from Tongji University, China.