June 22, 2021
CMU robotics, AI and speech recognition pioneer named fellow
The Laptop Background Museum (CHM) will rejoice a pioneer in robotics, synthetic intelligence, and speech recognition as it inducts Raj Reddy, Carnegie Mellon University’s Moza Bint Nasser University Professor of Personal computer Science and Robotics, as a fellow on Thursday, June 24.
The honor acknowledges remarkable individuals for a lifetime of achievement in computing and technological innovation.
“Remaining selected to be a fellow of the Computer Historical past Museum appears like you have develop into an antique,” Reddy claimed just after the museum introduced the honor. “I guess when you have been working with pcs for in excess of six decades you do turn into historic!”
The award ceremony, “Empowering Humanity Via Technological know-how,” and program will start out at 8 p.m. EDT and is open up to all registered visitors.
Reddy was the founding director of CMU’s Robotics Institute and a former dean of the Faculty of Pc Science. His achievements contain building the 1st technique capable of recognizing continual speech, initiating CMU’s autonomous motor vehicle software and creating The Common Electronic Library. The latter — a totally free, on-line digital library — now includes more than 1.5 million volumes and ebook digitization centers in China, India, Egypt and the United States.
The CHM will convey collectively Reddy’s colleagues and contemporaries to pay out tribute to his life time of function. The speakers will share small tales about Reddy and clearly show how his do the job has impacted the entire world.
Invited speakers contain CMU President Farnam Jahanian CHM CEO Dan’l Lewin Tata chair Natarajan Chandrasekaran Microsoft AI Azure CTO Xuedong Huang and AI authorities and pioneers Kai-Fu Lee, Yunhe Pan and Ed Feigenbaum. Reddy will also share his particular reflections on turning out to be a CHM Fellow.
Extra info on the function and a hyperlink to sign-up are readily available on the Personal computer Heritage Museum web site.