2020 資通產業講座 - FROM TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO PROCESSING OF INTELLIGENCE - HISTORY AND OUTLOOK

Abstract:
One of the most important achievements of the humankind is the ability to communicate remotely, now almost without bounds, in time, in distance as well as in modes. The history of the technical development that led to the current achievement is intriguing and yet inspiring, although at times confusing because the term communication may encompass notions of varying sophistication, from simple delivery of data and reconstruction of information, to measurement of articulation, retention of intelligibility, comprehension, and ultimately inference of intelligence. This talk intends to reminisce this fascinating history in hope of helping to set a new launching pad for the next challenge of the information age, whatever that may be.