Seminar: "Intelligent Systems and a Language Transparent World"

08 Nov 2018 - 08 Nov 2018

04:00 AM – 05:30 AM

University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH) would like to invite lecturers, researchers, experts, students and others to participate in the Seminar “Intelligent Systems and a Language Transparent World”, with Dr. Alexander Waibel, “father” of the first American and European Speech Translation system.


After centuries of separation and misunderstandings, we are lucky to be living in the generation that will see an end to language barriers between the peoples on our planet. The key to these advances has been the rapid advance of the artificial intelligence combined with the exponential growth in computing and language data. Thus, these applications are now becoming ubiquitous, making it feasible for all of us to operate and communicate in any country, language, mode and situation.


With a wealth of experience working in the field of machine learning, Dr. Waibel will introduce new communication technologies that help human overcome the communication barriers. He will also discuss remaining scientific challenges and what AI cannot do today. Furthemore,  he will speculate on a future that involves a symbiosis of human and machine capabilities.

Prof Alexander waibel


Dr. Alexander Waibel is a Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. He received his Bachelor degree at MIT - the most prestigious university in the world.

He is the director of the International Center for Advanced Communication Technologies (InterACT), which includes 8 of the world’s top research institutions.

Dr. Waibel founded and served as chairmen of C-STAR, the Consortium for Speech Translation Advanced Research in 1991. He directed many research programs in machine perception, interpretation and machine learning in the US, Europe and Asia.

Doctor is a Fellow of the IEEE Fellow and received numerous awards for his work on multilingual and multimodal communication and translation. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences of Germany. He was named Honorary Senator of the Hochschul-rektorenkonferenz (the Representation of all German Universities). He published extensively (>800 publications, >28,000 citations, h-index >80) in the field and holds many patents.

During his career, Dr. Waibel founded and built 10 successful companies. Following the acquisition of Jibbigo by Facebook, Waibel served as founding director of the Facebook Language Technology Group. His team recently deployed the first simultaneous interpretation service for lectures at Universities and supports language tools at the European Parliament.

Time: 16:00 PM, Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Location: Room 502, 5th Floor, A21 Building, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Hanoi