June 22, 2021

CMU robotics, AI and speech recognition pioneer named fellow

The Computer Historical past Museum (CHM) will celebrate a pioneer in robotics, synthetic intelligence, and speech recognition as it inducts Raj Reddy, Carnegie Mellon University’s Moza Bint Nasser College Professor of Personal computer Science and Robotics, as a fellow on Thursday, June 24.

The honor recognizes incredible individuals for a life time of achievement in computing and know-how.

“Currently being picked to be a fellow of the Personal computer Heritage Museum appears like you have turn into an antique,” Reddy explained just after the museum introduced the honor. “I guess when you have been operating with desktops for above 6 decades you do come to be historical!”

The award ceremony, “Empowering Humanity By Engineering,”  and application will start off at 8 p.m. EDT and is open to all registered friends.

Reddy was the founding director of CMU’s Robotics Institute and a former dean of the College of Pc Science. His achievements contain establishing the very first system capable of recognizing continuous speech, initiating CMU’s autonomous car or truck program and creating The Universal Electronic Library. The latter — a totally free, on-line electronic library — now consists of more than 1.5 million volumes and reserve digitization centers in China, India, Egypt and the United States.

The CHM will bring alongside one another Reddy’s colleagues and contemporaries to spend tribute to his life time of work. The speakers will share shorter tales about Reddy and present how his work has impacted the globe.

Invited speakers include CMU President Farnam Jahanian CHM CEO Dan’l Lewin Tata chair Natarajan Chandrasekaran Microsoft AI Azure CTO Xuedong Huang and AI gurus and pioneers Kai-Fu Lee, Yunhe Pan and Ed Feigenbaum. Reddy will also share his own reflections on getting to be a CHM Fellow.

More data on the event and a url to sign-up are offered on the Laptop Historical past Museum web page.