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MIT named the world's top ten breakthrough technologies, Alibaba is studying four of them

via:博客园     time:2018/2/24 9:31:20     readed:803

The United States authoritative scientific magazine "MIT Technology Review" (MIT Technology Review) officially announced in 2018 "the world's top ten breakthrough technology". Chinese technology giant Alibaba has become a leading researcher in four technologies for artificial intelligence (cloud AI), adversarial neural networks, sensor cities and materials for all.

"The world's top ten breakthrough technology" is the authority of science and technology list, has been 17 years of history. The full list of 2018 is: Give Everyone Artificial Intelligence (Cloud AI), Antagonistic Neural Networks, Artificial Embryos, "Genetic Divination", Sensing City, Phat Fish Ear Plugs, Perfect Web Privacy, Quantum Materials Leap, practical 3D metal printer, zero-carbon natural gas power generation.


The judges believe that China's R & D capability has become one of the most important forces in the world and in some areas it can compete with some of the world's leading technology companies. Among the four breakthrough technologies selected, Alibaba is doing?

Sensing the city: Ali cloud ET city brain

The MIT Review refers to a project in Toronto called Quayside. They hope to redesign a community from the ground up and rebuild it with the latest digital technology, making the metropolitan area more affordable, livable and environmentally friendly.


In China, Aliyun is working with many governments on a more ambitious attempt to build an urban brain for urban artificial intelligence hub ET. In Hangzhou, the brain of the ET city took over 128 signal light junctions, reducing pilot time in the pilot area by 15.3% and halting ambulance arrival times by half.

Antagonistic Neural Networks: Vehicle Identification and AI Designers

Using adversarial neural network technology, two AI systems can create super-realistic, original images or sounds by confronting each other that machines have never had before. This gives the machine a similar ability to imagine, so it may make them less dependent on humans.

In the ET Urban Brain Project, scientists at Alibaba.com used adversarial neural networks to train ET urban brains to better identify passenger cars, trains, and trucks, increasing recognition accuracy by 10%. In addition, scientists also used adversarial neural networks in Double 11, completing the design of hundreds of millions of posters.

Artificial Intelligence for All: Alibaba Machine Learning Platform PAI

The MIT Review states that artificial intelligence applications should not be dominated by a few companies. Once combined with cloud technology, it will be accessible to many in order to achieve explosive economic growth. In this regard, Alibaba has put a lot of machine learning tools on the cloud, which has propelled the AI ​​revolution.

Alibaba Cloud Machine Learning Platform PAI allows developers to do the same as PPT to develop AI applications. More than 100 algorithmic components such as regression, classification, clustering and text analysis are currently available and support for mainstream deep learning frameworks including tensorflow, caffe, MXNET. PAI can pull the way to achieve the algorithm components splicing and provide a complete data mining links, backed by Ali cloud distributed computing engine can support hundreds of billions of characteristics of data parallel computing.

Quantum Leap in Materials: Ali Cloud Quantum Computation

In a more forward-looking quantum research, the MIT Review pointed out that the research of new quantum computers is still clouded with a layer of fog, but a promising application direction is waving to the quantum computer: precise molecular design. However, China also has considerable growth in quantum computing and is catching up with its leaders on a step by step basis.

In May 2017, the world's first photonic quantum computer was jointly developed by China University of Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences - Alibaba Quantum Computation Experiment and Zhejiang University. In addition, the same year, October 11, by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Ali cloud co-published quantum computing cloud platform, the commercialization of quantum computing is close at hand. At the same time, the world-renowned quantum computing scientist Shi Yao Yun, twice the highest award-winning computer theory Mario Mario & Seagate has joined Ali cloud quantum laboratory.

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