Dr. Ted Chang

CTO, Quanta Computer

A Simple AI Model That Explains Everything

Abstract: The search for a simple and elegant equation that explains everything has been an eternal quest in science. With the recent astonishing advancements in Artificial Intelligence, particularly Generative AI, we are beginning to see the potential of answering this quest numerically through big data, machine learning, and high-performance cloud computing. A simple AI model that explains nearly everything has become the new frontier.

The remarkable success of AI applications is drawing massive numbers of enthusiastic talents into the AI revolution, with the aim of reshaping the world in every aspect. This is a journey from which there is no turning back; AI is destined to become a vital part of our future.

In this speech, I will share the journey of the past twenty years, as well as the road ahead, focusing on the collaborative efforts of Quanta and MIT CSAIL in advancing computing to create a better world.

Speaker Info


Dr. Ted Chang is a highly accomplished Chief Technology Officer, Vice President and General Manager of Quanta Computer, which is the world’s largest computer ODM and laptop computer maker. He has more than 20 years of experience in leading global corporations and has been instrumental in driving corporate technology strategy and global research partnership. In addition, Dr. Chang is responsible for overseeing the Quanta Research Institute (QRI) for advanced research and BU12, a business unit dedicated to integration of AI, IoT and cloud computing as a platform solution for smart transformation of Heathcare, Medicine and Agriculture etc.

Dr. Chang has been appointed as representatives of Taiwan for APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) since 2019. Academically, Dr. Chang holds various guest professorships in the EECS colleges of National Taiwan University (NTU), National Cheng-Kung University (NCKU), Asia University (AU) and the AI college of National Yang-Ming Chao-Tung University (NYCU). He serves as a member of the board for several educational and research foundations, including the Epoch Foundation, Spring Foundation, Quanta Culture and Education Foundation (QCEF), Quanta Medicine Technology Foundation (QMTF), Chinese Medical Advancement Foundation, and Ming Dao Culture and Education Foundation etc.

Among many honors, Dr. Chang received Japan Good Design Best 100 award in 2022, five REDDOT Design Awards on Smart Medicine (2021 and 2022), and IF Design Award on Smart Agriculture in 2021. He was also awarded distinguished alumni awards from both NCKU and Chia-Yi High School in 2021. He led the Quanta-NCTU Joint AI Center to win the CES Innovation Award and WITSA in 2020 Award. He was the chief advisor to the Taiwan Pavilion “Swingphony” at London Design Biennale 2020.

Dr. Chang is a prolific inventor with over 250 patents granted globally by Dec. 2023. His invention in 2001, "A Network Object Delivery System for Personal Computing Device," defined the "Application Module Store." Dr. Chang joined Quanta in 2000, promoted as VP in 2009 and promoted as the first CTO in Quanta history in 2010. Since 2004, Dr. Chang has led the strategic research collaboration on future computing with MIT Computer Science and Artificial Lab (CSAIL) to support the transformation of Quanta. The partnership started with TParty project on Human Centric Computing, Qmulus Project on Cloud Computing and now on AIM project with focus on AI medicine and computational health. Dr. Chang's past projects, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) and the QRI research model, were published as business cases by Harvard Business School.