Democratization of AI

Harry Shum, Microsoft

Harry Shum on the cycle of innovation and democratization of AI technologies, and the responsibility to consider the societal implications as new applications are deployed.

Harry Shum, Executive Vice President, Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, Microsoft

Harry Shum is executive vice president of Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence and Research group.

He is responsible for driving the company’s overall AI strategy and forward-looking research and development efforts spanning infrastructure, services, apps, and agents. He oversees AI-focused product groups including Bing and Cortana. He also leads Microsoft Research, one of the world’s premier computer science research organizations, and its integration with the engineering teams across the company.

Dr. Shum is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Fellow for his contributions to computer vision and computer graphics. He received his PhD in robotics from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2017, he was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering.


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