HKU Presidents Forum

Professor John Hennessy

The Deep Learning Revolution

The invention of the microprocessor, the personal computer, the Internet, and the World Wide Web have changed our lives and society. Machine learning based on deep neural networks will be as important as any of these earlier innovations and may have deeper and more disruptive societal impacts than earlier innovations. What has enabled this revolution? How has the capability of systems using this technology changed? How will deep learning transform our society?