In 1934, students in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at NCKU created a voice-controlled counting robot using industrial waste, for counting visitors to the anniversary exposition. Eighty-three years later, NCKU launched its first AI service and data center (the ALS&D) at the end of 2017, which was a bold declaration of the university’s ongoing commitment to AI research and applications. The NCKU-based multidisciplinary team developed the technologies and artificial intelligence applications, comprising the sensory devices, judgement and decision-making, driving control, and systemic integration of an AI autonomous vehicle Brain. With additional data from the AIS&D, the car will be able to navigate through complex urban environments.