Yuanqing Lin’s AI startup Aibee.ai — or AI2B, AI to business — has landed US $25 million in angel round funding. The company was founded by the former Director of Baidu’s Institute of Deep Learning (IDL), and provides general AI solutions such as computer vision and image and speech recognition for companies in education, finance, retail, real estate and other sectors.
On December 5th Alibaba, Ant Financial, and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group jointly launched a new voice interaction system for purchasing subway tickets. Riders can now tell a machine their destination — for example, Zhongshan Park — and the system will use the AutoNavi cloud map to issue a ticket for the nearest station.
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.