On September 25, 2017


심은수(Eunsoo Shim), Samsung Electronics


Challenges for Evolution of Connected Car


Experts predict that between 2025 and 2035,people will be able to sleep in a car. In the morning, the car will recognize your face and automatically open the door. Simply tell the car your destination, then the car will brief your schedule, read your favorite book, or you can just take a nap, all while the car drives herself.

To realize this future connected car, we have a lot of technological challenges. An autonomous car needs to locate itself and detect vehicles and pedestrians in a split second with limited sensor hardware such as camera and radar in a diverse conditions, even under low illuminations and rainy and snowy weather.

To recognize the user, a convenient and reliable user authentication method such as face recognition is required which withstands spoofing attempts. An intelligent voice interface for safe driving could only be possible with extreme noise robustness and flexible understanding of natural language.

Successful implementation of these functions will have huge computational needs leading a challenge of designing innovative processor architecture. In this talk, we would like to overview the some of the key technical challenges, recent developments across academia and industry, and describe some of our efforts to address these challenges.


The speaker has been with Samsung Electronics since 2011 as a vice president and currently is the head of Software Solution Lab, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology. He has been leading research & development of a wide range of artificial intelligence technologies including speech recognition,autonomous driving, and neural processor. His lab developed noise-resilient top-notch speech recognition technologies that are deployed in Samsung products since 2015. His lab also developed the robust face recognition algorithm deployed in Samsung’s latest products. He earned Ph.D. and MS in EE, respectively in 2004 and 1998 from Columbia University in NYC and MS and BS in Physics in 1991 and 1989 respectively from Seoul National University.