In 1950, computing pioneer Alan Turing proposed the question “can machines think?” He felt that if a machine could imitate humans closely enough to fool them into thinking it was a human, it passed the “Turing test.” Can today’s devices pass the Turing test? And if they can think and behave like humans, what will this mean for us?
As devices begin to see and hear in 3D and as machine learning allows them to perceive, reason and act like humans, new worlds of possibilities open. Smartphones, robots, cars, and other devices will become autonomous, anticipating outcomes far faster and more accurately. Devices will also have the intelligence to think with us, rather than for us.
To make this vision a reality, Qualcomm Technologies introduced the Qualcomm ZerothTM Platform, designed for on-device intelligence. It will provide the foundation for more intuitive experiences and natural interactions by enabling cutting-edge cognitive capabilities, such as visual perception, always-on awareness and intuitive security.
In this event, we will discuss:
- How device intelligence will impact smartphones, cars, robotics, healthcare and the IoT?
- Where will the intelligence reside?
- Which cognitive capabilities will be enabled by the Zeroth platform?
- How is Qualcomm investing in key technologies to enable this vision?
- How can we balance the benefits of device intelligence and user privacy?
- 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Networking and dinner
- 7:00pm – 7:30pm: Overview presentation
- 7:30pm – 8:30pm: Panel and Q&A
Senior Director, Business Development
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Samir Kumar is senior director of business development for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. In this role he is responsible for technology transfer and driving projects to successful commercialization on behalf of the Qualcomm Research group. In addition, he also collaborates with potential start-ups and key partners to build interest in a variety of research initiatives.
Samir Kumar has been with Qualcomm since 2012. Prior to Qualcomm, Samir worked at Samsung where he scouted and sourced prototype innovations from start-up companies, negotiated technology integration agreements between Samsung and various start-ups, and managed relationships between Samsung and the Silicon Valley entrepreneur/venture capital community. Samir has also worked at Samsung and Microsoft where he held various positions in sales, product management, and planning for Windows Mobile.
Samir Kumar holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.
Director, Technical Marketing
Qualcomm Technologies Inc.
Maged serves as director of technical marketing for Qualcomm Incorporated. In this role, he is responsible for content creation and messaging around mobile computing that is based on strategic analysis of industry dynamics. Maged has more than 15 years of experience in the wireless industry, spanning technology marketing, strategy consulting and system engineering.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Maged worked as a strategy consultant at inCode Consulting, where he was advising mobile operators and wireless companies on their business strategy. Prior to inCode Consulting, Maged has worked at Nortel Networks and InterDigital, where he designed 3G/4G cellular systems and Wireless LAN solutions. Maged has 17 granted U.S. patents in wireless system design.
Maged holds a Master of Engineering Science in wireless communications from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters of Business Administration from McGill University.
This event is made possible by our friends at Qualcomm.
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