Lili Cheng is a corporate vice president of Microsoft’s AI and Research Division, where she is responsible for the AI developer platform, which includes Cognitive Services, a collection of powerful cognitive AI APIs for vision, speech, language understanding, knowledge and search that enables developers to easily add AI to their apps and services, and the Bot Framework, which makes it easy for developers to build and connect intelligent conversational AI to their customer experiences and deploy these in their own custom UI and embed them in Skype, Microsoft Teams, Cortana, Bing, Facebook, Slack, etc. Prior to Microsoft, Lili worked in Apple’s advanced technology group on the user interface research team, where she focused on Quicktime conferencing and Quicktime VR. Lili is a registered architect; she worked in Tokyo and Los Angeles for Nihon Sekkei and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill on commercial urban design and large-scale building projects. She has taught in NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications program as well as at Harvard University.
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