Asia University and U.S. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. jointly hosted an AMD DAY seminar.---
Ken Lin, Senior Vice President for Business Development at AMD Taiwan Office praised President Jeffrey J. P. Tsai for "planning ahead and leading the way”, establishing on the campus of Asia University the first AMD campus laboratory in central Taiwan, and making it a talent incubator in such fields as high-speed computing and artificial intelligence. He looked forward to more collaboration between the two parties.
The College of Information and Electrical Engineering at Asia University (AU) and AMD Taiwan Office jointly hosted AU’s inaugural AMD DAY Technical Seminar on March 30, 2023. AU President Tsai indicated that AU is committed to strengthening the application and research of AI, and has actively participated in the red-hot recent topics such as ChatGPT and generative AI. Ken Lin, Senior Vice President for Business Development at AMD Taiwan Office praised President Tsai for "planning ahead and leading the way”, establishing on the campus of Asia University the first AMD campus laboratory in central Taiwan, and making it a talent incubator in such fields as high-speed computing and artificial intelligence. He looked forward to more collaboration between the two parties.
In January of this year, Asia University President Jeffrey J.P. Tsai led a team to visit AMD in the United States and met with Dr. Lisa Su, AMD Chair and Chief Executive Officer. During this visit, Asia University awarded Dr. Su an honorary doctorate. This visit opened doors to cooperation between the two parties and led to the first “AMD DAY” at Asia University.
Asia University President Jeffrey J.P. Tsai indicates that Asia University works hard to strengthen AI applications and research. Asia University is an active participant of technologies that are red-hot at present: ChatGPT and generative AI.
President Tsai said that Asia University has AI Research Center, AI College, Cloud Computing Research Center, Precision Health Research Center, etc., and its College of Information and Electrical Engineering ranks among the top 300 in the world in the "Computer Science" section, and it’s number 2 in Taiwan and number 1 among private universities. Recently, ChatGPT has been all the rage, and Asia University led the nation in holding a first-ever large-scale ChatGPT forum in Taiwan. In this semester, we will host at least one event on generative AI every month, each from the perspective of a different industry.
ChatGPT is very powerful, and it is honing and improving its ability to communicate every day. This is making many people anxious, but he believes that this trend is unstoppable and it impacts everyone's life in a significant way. Taiwan cannot stay out of this ChatGPT craze, and Asia University, again leading the nation, has integrated ChatGPT and generative AI into the 263 courses on its campus. AU is dedicated to cultivating talents in Taiwan, serving its industries, and boosting its competitiveness. Asia University Department of Computer Science & Information Engineering will energetically collaborate with AMD to establish a vertically integrated curriculum on digital logic, microprocessors, artificial intelligence, and edge computing, and train students to use the Synopsis integrated circuit design tool–the leader in market share in the industry–to help students make seamless transition to industries.
Ken Lin, Senior Vice President for Business Development at AMD Taiwan Office, praised President Tsai for deploying for the future. He looks forward to more collaboration between the two parties. AMD has built at Asia University an AMD campus laboratory, the first in central Taiwan.
Ken Lin, Senior Vice President for Business Development at AMD Taiwan Office pointed out that in recent years AMD has actively participated in the development of high-performance computing, and it recently incorporated TSMC's central processing unit (CPU) into its products, which have higher performance and lower power consumption compared with its opponents. As for machine learning, AMD will have a shot at leading in the future in AI, which includes self-driving cars, satellites, factory automation, smart city, etc. CPU development and applications are inextricably intertwined with our lives.
Speaking of ChatGPT and generative AI, SVP Ken Lin said that competitive wars of the future will be fought on the software front, with information center, information security, and AI applications being the three keys. He took part in many seminars recently, most of which were from the perspective of chip energy saving and reducing the carbon footprint of chips. He sincerely praised President Tsai for deploying for the future. President Tsai not only teaches with enthusiasm, but he also ponders how to apply knowledge to improve human life. Lin could really feel President Tsai's incomparable enthusiasm for the field of AI, and for facilitating the collaboration between school teaching and research and businesses. Lin looked forward to more collaborations between his company and Asia University. The establishment at Asia University of the first AMD campus laboratory in central Taiwan will help catapult Asia University to the position of a talent incubator for high-speed computing, adaptive computing, designing chips dedicated to artificial intelligence.
Huang Weiqiao, AMD Associate Senior Vice President for Business Development, indicated that the rapid advance in graphics processing units (GPUs) has enabled this wave of artificial intelligence. It is extremely expensive to use GPUs to build the artificial intelligence training model. For example, ChatGPT, the red-hot thing that is the talk of the town, uses more than 10,000 GPUs for model training. How to use electronic design automation (EDA) tools to burn it into FPGA chips and turn it into an AI chip that delivers better operational efficiency and more economic value is a goal to strive for. Employers urgently need professionals with capabilities in hardware circuits, artificial intelligence computing, and programming languages.
Asia University hosted the AMD DAY, the first among domestic universities. Asia University President Jeffrey J.P. Tsai (second from left), Ken Lin, Senior Vice President for Business Development at AMD Taiwan Office (third from left), Chair Professor Kuan-Tsae Huang (fourth from left), and participating Asia University faculty and students pose for this group photo.