Shi is Key to Ma’s NASA

Yaoyun Shi recently flew from his Michigan home to Stanford University in sunny California to give a speech on quantum technology. Hundreds of students from the Bay Area’s top universities were waiting for him. The rock star reception reflected Shi’s new position as Chief Scientist of Quantum Technology at Alibaba Cloud. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba […]

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Alibaba Pumps US$15 Billion into Quantum Computing & AI

Alibaba Group announced its new DAMO Academy for fundamental and disruptive technology research at Alibaba Cloud’s Computing Conference 2017 in Hangzhou. The company will invest US$15 billion into the project, featuring a dozen top-notch international scientists working in quantum computing, machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, cybersecurity, human-computer interaction, fintech, IoT, hardware, and more. […]

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Syncing Silicon Valley’s Chinese Labs

Every company needs a lab. Labs are where the company finds solutions and improves their product or service. And for tech companies, the lab means even more: that’s where new technology turns into real-world applications. As part of their global expansion plan, Chinese tech companies with high revenue streams are pumping money into research and […]

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Alibaba Cloud Launches Machine Learning Platform “PAI 2.0”, Reducing AI’s Technical Threshold and Development Cost

On March 29, 2017, during the 2017 YunQi Computing Conference held in Shenzhen, Alibaba Cloud’s Chief Science Officer Dr Jingren Zhou officially launched the updated version of its machine learning platform “PAI 2.0”, intending to drastically reduce the technical threshold and development cost for AI. In recent years, we’re witnessing a renewed surge in AI, […]

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Chinese AI Talents in US are Driving Attention from Worldwide Tech Giants

“Artificial intelligence was not in popular demand before. I was left hanging out to dry before Apple Siri was released in 2011, or any breakthroughs were made in speech recognition.” Dr. Dong Yu, the former principal researcher of MSR (Microsoft Research) said. “Now, things have changed. AI, especially deep learning, is unbelievably hot.” Dr. Yu […]

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