Portrait of Xuedong Huang

Xuedong Huang

Technical Fellow and Chief Technology Officer of AI Services

About

Xuedong Huang is a Microsoft Technical Fellow and Chief Technology Officer of AI Cognitive Services. He is responsible for Microsoft’s Azure AI engineering and research to bring the dream of making machines see, hear and understand human beings a reality.

He joined Microsoft to found the company’s speech technology group in 1993. He helped bring speech technology to the mass market by introducing Windows SAPI in 1995, Speech Server in 2004, and Azure Speech in 2015. He served as General Manager for MSR Incubation and as Chief Architect for Bing and Ads from 2004 to 2015. He helped Microsoft achieve multiple historical AI milestones, including a human parity milestone in speech recognition in 2016 and a human parity milestone in machine translation in 2018. He has held a variety of responsibilities in Research, Incubation, and Production to advance the complete AI stack from deep learning infrastructure to…