Technology Leader

Dr. Junling Hu has been a technology leader for the past 17 years. She was the director of AI at Samsung Electronics, where her team created large-scale AI products. Before joining Samsung, Dr. Hu led the data science team at PayPal, delivering AI solutions for marketing, sales, customer support.



Dr. Junling Hu has been a speaker at large AI conferences including ICML, AAAI, IJCAI. She has also been an invited speaker at many large companies and universities including Stanford and MIT.



Dr. Junling Hu is the author of Amazon bestseller The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence: What You Must Know about AI. This book provides the fundamentals for understanding the AI world, what future jobs will look like, and what upcoming trends and products you can expect.





A Breakthrough in Chatbot: Review of Meena
A Breakthrough in Chatbot: Review of Meena
March 2, 2020 | posted by Junling Hu

Since the success of deep learning in computer vision in 2012, we have seen its rapid extension to many AI domains: From speech recognition to machine translation, from game playing to robotics, deep learning has shown versatile capabilities of tackling different types of AI problems. The most notable development is in natural language processing (NLP), where BERT, a deep learning model based on t... Continue reading

AI In Manufacturing (Industrial AI)
AI In Manufacturing (Industrial AI)
May 21, 2019 | posted by Junling Hu

A few years ago I attended a talk by Foxconn’s CTO. When he mentioned that Foxconn was the third largest robot manufacturer at that time, I was surprised. “In fact,” he added, “we have already built a lights-out factory.” He showed a video clip: In a factory, mobile robots moved around, robotic arms worked on components, and conveying belts were rolling smoothly. There was not a single p... Continue reading

Understanding AutoML and Neural Architecture Search
Understanding AutoML and Neural Architecture Search
May 20, 2019 | posted by Junling Hu

The most exciting developments of AI in 2018 is AutoML. It automates machine learning process. In January this year, Google released AutoML Vision. Then in July Google launched AutoML for machine translation and natural language processing. Both packages have been used by companies such as Disney in practical applications. Google’s AutoML is based on Neural Architecture Search (NAS), invented in... Continue reading

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