“Smart city” often refers to a networked city full of sensors, across buildings, infrastructure, vehicles, mobile devices, and in some cases including citizen participation or input.Gartner predicts 1.6 billion connected devices will be hooked up to the larger smart city infrastructure by the end of this year. And as this rapidly expanding universe of devices ramps up the data flow, fears are mounting that smart cities won’t be able to handle the sheer volume of data flooding in. “The content of such data ‘oceans’ will be so massive, and the relevant analysis so complex, that only artificial intelligence will be able to carry out the relevant data processing and forwarding with the necessary accuracy and speed,”This talk will cover the intersection of two fields: smart cities + AI, the impact and challenges that Big Data and AI will have on cities and society in general, and the possibilities over the next 5 to 10 years.
Dr. William Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He worked in the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for more than 30 years holding several senior and executive engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, Cadence Design Systems.
He has authored more than 40 technical papers at IEEE Journals and Conferences, and holds eight US software and IC design patents. He was an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Electrical Engineering Department where he taught courses in computer aided IC design.
He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and was one of the founding members of IEEE-Circuits and Systems – Silicon Valley Chapter, where he was Chapter Chair in 2005 and 2006.He currently teaches Renewable Energy, Clean Technology and Business Sustainability courses at the University of California Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Extension. He current interests include the subjects of Energy, Environment and Education.
He teaches and is a frequent lecturer on various Emerging Technologies. In the past five years he has given over 50 talks and seminars on various emerging technology topics such as Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, Business Sustainability, Big Data, IoT, Smart Cities, Sensor Networks, Innovation, AR/VR, Robotics, AI and 3D Printing.