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Keynote Speech I
- Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering, Google, USA
- RAY KURZWEIL is one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a thirty-year track record of accurate predictions. Called “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes magazine, Kurzweil was selected as one of the top entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine, which described him as the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison.” PBS selected him as one of the “sixteen revolutionaries who made America.” Kurzweil was the principal inventor of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition. Among Kurzweil’s many honors, he is the recipient of the National Medal of Technology, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, holds nineteen honorary Doctorates, and honors from three U.S. presidents. Ray has written seven books, five of which have been national best sellers. The Singularity is Near and Ray’s latest book How to Create a Mind have been New York Times Bestsellers. Ray was recently appointed Director of Engineering at Google.
Keynote Speech Ⅱ
- PASTREICH, Emanuel, Professor/Director, College of International Studies at Kyung Hee University/The Asia Institute, USA
- Emanuel Pastreich is professor at the College International Studies at Kyung Hee University and director of the Asia Institute in Seoul. His current research is divided between his work on technology and its impact on society and his research on the literature of Korea, China & Japan.
- Pastreich founded the Asia Institute in 2007, a think tank that coordinates research between experts in Asia and the rest of the world on the intersection of technology, the environment and international relations. Pastreich started his career as assistant Professor of Japanese literature at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1998-2005) and has taught at Harvard University, George Washington University and the Korean Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security.
- Pastreich has a B.A. in Chinese literature from Yale University (1987), a Master’s Degree in comparative culture from the University of Tokyo (1992) and a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University (1997). He is fluent in Chinese, Japanese, French and Korean.
Keynote Speech Ⅲ
- YOO, Juwan, Developer & CEO / Undergraduate Seoul Bus Mobile / Yonsei University, KOREA
- Juwan Yoo developed and launched the Seoul Bus mobile application targeting Android and iOS platforms in 2009. ‘Seoul Bus’ provides real-time location and arrival time of buses in the Seoul metropolitan area. 'Seoul Bus' has recorded over 9 million downloads as of August 2012. He is an awardee of a Special Recognition for Public Transport User Application Innovation (Certificate of Recognition as a Young Innovator in Public Transport), from the OECD International Transport Forum. He also received the Korea Young Talent Award, a presidential award, in 2010. Since 2011, he has been studying at the Department of Integrated Information Technology, College of Engineering in Yonsei University.