NEW YORK, July 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On the 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 16) which just came to an end, the world leading smart machine technology supplier and platform operator, Xiaoi shared its mature AI industrial application with international AI researchers for the first time. This Chinese AI company has provided smart machine services to over 500 million users globally. Being one of the top AI companies, it is also a major player who is pushing bots economy forward.
IJCAI is a scholar festival for AI researchers and practitioners, it is also one of the most important academic conference in the AI industry. Over 1700 top experts in this industry joined in the conference this year. Being the only Chinese guest speaker, Pinpin Zhu, the president & CTO of Xiaoi, was invited to deliver a speech on the global bots economy, as well as the development of Xiaoi.
In recent years, the emerging of AlphaGo from Google, or Watson from IBM, as well as the opening of bots platforms of Facebook, Telegram and other companies, has brought bots economy to the public. However, Xiaoi started the industrial application of bots from as early as 2006. This low-profile Chinese company had shared the benefits of AI with over 500 million people. Pinpin Zhu said that bots were going from single usage to platforms. Bots were widely applied on Xiaoi's platform especially as VCAs. Take a Chinese bank as an example, the number of its customer service agents had reduced from 3339 to 14 after the launch of bots from Xiaoi. Xiaoi also provides service to SMEs and developers through its cloud platform and robot operating system. Pinpin Zhu expressed his wish to extend bots application to legal and health care industry in the future in his speech.
After his speech, Pinpin Zhu was involved into a panel together with other 7 top experts in AI, including R&D leader Peter Norvig from Google, founder of COGITAI Peter Stone, chief scientist of cognitive computing from IBM Research Guruduth Banavar and etc. They led an exciting discussion around the core challenges and opportunities of AI.
Xiaoi shared its industrial application of AI in the US market for the first time in this IJCAI16, which had impressed AI experts and research institutes greatly. Medias including MIT Technology Reivew, The Verge, Techcrunch, Wired interviewed Xiaoi's personnel on Xiaoi's booth. The chairman of next IJCAI, Professor Chengqi Zhang, invited Xiaoi to IJCAI 17 in Melbourne on site immediately.
The Enterprise Business Development Leader of PWC, Mark Veyret, spoke highly of Xiaoi's success business model after a detailed introduction of Xiaoi. He said that similar companies in the US were start-ups with about 3 years' experience, while Xiaoi had over 15 years' industrial experience, with highly recognized international companies as its clients, which was a great competitive advantage for Xiaoi.
Another thing to notice was that many AI talents from renowned universities and companies were attracted to Xiaoi's booth. They expressed their strong will to work for Xiaoi in China.
It is worth mentioning that two papers co-written by Xiaoi and Fudan University were selected by IJCAI16, one of them was on the automatic construction of knowledge base in a large scale, the other was on natural language Q&A, and both had solved great challenges in respective areas.
Xiaoi had developed the biggest Chinese structured encyclopedia, CN-DBpedia, in association with Computing Science School of Fudan University. They had completed a research on the deep learning in natural language processing, and established an online natural language Q&A system facing billion scale knowledge graph.
Being a company that focuses on smart machine technology research and development, Xiaoi has set up a complete framework which includes semantic understanding, knowledge representation, learning system, inference and prediction, upper application, etc. It provides virtual/physical smart robots, SaaS/PaaS platform and multiple industrial solutions in various fields, and can convey cloud-based, powerful smart interactive service capabilities to enterprises, developers and devices.
Xiaoi's smart machine service is available on omni-channels, from web, APP, WeChat, to Weibo, QQ, phone, etc. Its business covers industries such as communication, finance，e-governance, e-commerce, smart appliance and transportation. Xiaoi provides services to hundreds of large and medium enterprises, government branches, thousands of SMEs and developers. "China will play a significant role in the future AI market", said Mark Veyret.