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Academician Zheng Nanning Lectures on Intuitive AI and Autonomous Driving

Release time:November 6, 2019 / Xiong Ting

On the afternoon of Oct. 31, Academician Zheng Nanning gave a lecture on “Intuitive Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Autonomous Driving” at Beihang University. The lecture was hosted by Lyu Jinhu, Dean of the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering. Vice President Zhang Guang, together with over 300 students and faculty members attended the lecture.

Academician Zheng Nanning delivered the lecture

In his report, Academician Zheng discussed the topic of “Intuitive AI and Autonomous Driving” from three aspects, limitations of traditional AI and convolutional neural network, development of intuitive AI computing framework, and intuitive reasoning and decision making for autonomous vehicles. He expounded on his idea of applying intuitive AI to the cognitive-based autonomous driving system. Many videos were shown to display the research results of his group. It was impressive that Academician Zheng acutely identified real-life problems in common scenarios of daily life and wisely applied abstract theories to solve practical problems. In the Q&A session, Academician Zheng patiently answered questions raised by the listeners and encouraged the students to take a combination of academic learning and scientific research to further explore AI.

The student raised questions on Academician Zheng’s lecture

After the lecture, Zhang Guang awarded Zheng Nanning with the certificate of honor for delivering a lecture as part of the Beihang Lecture Program.

Zhang Guang awarded Zheng Nanning with the certificate

A group photo

Previous to the lecture, President Xu Huibin, Vice President Zhang Guang and representatives from the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering met with Academician Zheng and had a cordial conversation with him.

President Xu Huibin and Vice President Zhang Guang met Zheng Nanning

Zheng Nanning is a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, President of Chinese Association of Automation, IEEE Fellow and a former president of Xi’an Jiaotong University. He has won the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Award, the Second Prize of National S&T Progress Awards, the Second Prize of National Technology Invention Awards and the Second Prize of National Natural Science Awards.



Reported by Shi Cun

Photographed by Ding Beining

Edited by Jia Aiping

Reviewed by Hu Xiaoguang

Translated by Xiong Ting