Robin Li, the co-founder and CEO of Baidu, was elected as candidate of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) members or ‘academicians’ for his contributions to tech development, the government-backed institution announced on Apr. 30.
Despite the heavy smog, the Great Hall of the people, where the sessions took place was filled with proactive voices and new ideas. Every year, delegates, the elites from all walks of life gather together in the capital to discuss the country’s most pressing issues.
Robin Li (Li Yanhong), CEO of China’s top search engine Baidu, has been ranked third on the list of “Top 10 Global AI Figures” released by the Chinese Harvard Business Review, the only Chinese business leader to be included on the rankings.
Baidu announced on August 8th that DuerOS, its voice control operating system, has reached the install base of over 100 million, a major breakthrough for Baidu’s conversational AI platform.
China’s largest state-owned media group posted on its twitter account to welcome Google back in China, a signal that this time the global Internet giant might return for real.
On March 29, iQIYI became officially listed on NASDAQ with the ticker symbol IQ. At $18 per share, it has raised a total of $2.25 billion.
On March 26, at the annual session of China Development Forum (CDF) 2018 in the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Robin Li, Baidu’s chairman and CEO, spoke in the session called “Navigating future development through innovation: insights from business leaders.”
Robin Li, member of the national committee of the 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and Baidu CEO, said its proposals this year are still about artificial intelligence.
The Chinese New Year’s Eve Gala was surprising as Chinese AI made an spectacular debut for 40 seconds.
How does Robin Li view the past year? Baidu’s founder, chairman and CEO gave a detailed answer at the Geek Park Innovation Conference 2018.
Robin Li appeared on the cover of Time (Asia Edition). And the magazine cover photo was quickly spread in WeChat Moments on the early morning of January 19. This moment motivated Baidu, as this is the first time that a Chinese Internet entrepreneur has appeared on the cover of Time.
Competition in the field of driverless cars is intense, and Baidu is suing its former senior executive.
Baidu and Huawei announced strategic cooperation in artificial intelligence on December 21. Baidu voice, visual recognition and other artificial intelligence technologies will be used in Huawei phones. In addition, Baidu’s content ecology will also conduct in-depth cooperation with Huawei mobile phones.
“The growth rate of Internet users in China exceeded more than 50 percent a decade ago, but today it’s down to 6 percent,” Robin Li, chairman and CEO of Baidu, said at the Wuzhen Summit. Over the past four years, China’s population of Internet users has grown at a slower pace than its GDP.
Baidu CEO Robin Li spoke at the company’s annual conference on November 16 in Beijing, introducing its latest artificial intelligence technology for mobile phones, cars and the family.