Speaking at the opening reception of the 2017 GeekWire Summit, Baidu president Ya-Qin Zhang discusses the Chinese search company's new office in Bellevue, Washington outside of Seattle and their push into AI and the public cloud.
Baidu is known primarily as a search giant in China, but the company, which just opened in office in the Seattle area, is putting its full weight behind artificial intelligence and its ability to change countless industries.
We are in the midst of an unprecedented 4th Industrial Revolution that according to Klaus Schwab, founder and chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), “will affect the very essence of our human experience.” Powered by artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, robots and other breakthroughs, these changes will come at us at rates that made the Industrial Revolution look like a period of stability.
"In the last 200 years, manufacturing (has brought) jobs. But today -- because of the artificial intelligence, because of the robots -- manufacturing is no longer the main engine of creating jobs," Ma said Wednesday in a speech at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York City.
The big idea that has captured much of our collective imagination is that the robots are coming to take our jobs. Well, maybe not our jobs - as higher ed people seem convinced that no A.I. could ever do what they do. But everyone else's job. At every academic / educational technology conference that I attend we always end up talking about robots.
The internet revolution in China saw companies design products and services to solve social issues in the world's second-largest economy. Now, businesses are working to innovate in more hardcore technological areas such as artificial intelligence, according to a leading investor.
In recent years, the thriving digital era has paved the way for the exponential transformation of the world's education system. Thanks to the rising influence of #Education Technology (EdTech) and #Artificial Intelligence (AI), the science of learning, which includes the teaching and learning processes, is progressively reshaped to be more interactive, personalized and hands-on.
It’s not difficult to see artificial intelligence and robotics go together like orange and chocolate, maybe better. It’s even less difficult to deduce that artificial intelligence and robotics, individually and combined, will be a source of future employment and those with mad skills resulting from the study of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects will be making the big bucks
Today it surprises few when I do something unorthodox like invite Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos to appear inside an intelligence agency earlier this year, for a probing one-on-one at the AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium with several hundred IC professionals about the rapid changes in technology, views on public/private collaboration, and the impacts of AI and robotics on his business and theirs.
For many Russian students, the academic year started last Friday with tips on planetary domination from President Vladimir Putin. “Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia but for all humankind,” he said, via live video beamed to 16,000 selected schools. “Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.”