Sixty years after the start of artificial intelligence research in 1956, a new wave of artificial intelligence was pushed to new heights by the confrontation of century viewpoints on the theme of “surprise and opportunity in artificial intelligence”. In the field of artificial intelligence, which has become or will become a hot investment spot, what kind of good projects can became the best? On the afternoon of June 9, the 14th Zhejiang Businessmen (Investment and Financing) Conference and the 2017 Zhejiang Businessmen’s Artificial Intelligence Summit Sub-Forum, the Artificial Intelligence Competition of Zhejiang Businessmen’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship in 2017, selected outstanding people from hundreds of collection projects, and explored the future of gold from education, finance, home and other sub-fields.
Zhu Renhua, president of Zhejiang Businessman magazine, referred to an article he had just read in which he said that artificial intelligence was America’s top investment hotspot. In the first quarter of 2017, global technology giants had acquired 34 AI start-ups, including 11 AI companies acquired by Google since 2012, followed by Apple and Apple. Facebook, AI’s start-ups have begun to pay more attention to in-depth applications. “Artificial intelligence is a very professional field, the future of AI will be the field of large enterprises, such as Google is a platform, start-ups will be more inclined to technology applications.”
Science fiction comes true one by one.
Can machines solve the problems of aging body function and walking injury that can not be solved by modern medicine? Wang Tianrui, founder of Cheng Tian Technology Development Co., Ltd., tells you that you can solve it. It’s a sci-fi but landed project, a wearable exoskeleton intelligent rehabilitation robot, incarnated as intelligent mechanical pants, to help the disabled walk again. The scene also showed a video of paralyzed patients walking on the product, a robot, like the “armor” on the “Iron Man” in the superhero movie, that helps them stand, sit and walk as directed by the user.
Wang Tianrui, founder of Cheng Tian Technology Development Co., Ltd.
“There are more than 27 million disabled people in China and 10 million people in Europe, America and Japan around the world. This is a rising market. And exoskeleton can also be applied to logistics, industry, military, entertainment and other fields, as an intermediate link in the industrial chain, it can effectively drive the development of surrounding industries. Wang Tianrui said.
Lin Lulu, brand leader of Hangzhou Guang Po Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.
In the real world, there are always people who dare to explore the boundary between “three-dimensional” and “two-dimensional”. The three-dimensional depth camera produced by Hangzhou Guangbo Intelligent Technology can accurately display the “three-dimensional world” in the two-dimensional plane photos: besides the shape of the object, it can also display the distance between the object and the camera in real time. It is simply a magic “ascending dimension camera”.
In the future, the four application fields are security, intelligent robot, consumer electronics and pilotless. In unmanned driving, lidar is an indispensable way, but it has high cost, huge volume, poor durability, inadequate perception of pain points. The solid-state array imaging lidar proposed by Kwong Po avoids these defects and is not affected even in the outdoor high-light environment. It accurately and accurately assists vehicles to carry out intelligent obstacle avoidance and intelligent navigation, so that the vehicle has the ability of environmental perception.
Hangzhou Ai Qing Technology Co., Ltd. CEO Lv Qing
These two days in the conference scene attracted a lot of people, but also the inventor of Hangzhou Aiqing Technology Co., Ltd. CEO Lu Qing brought to the roadshow site. The robots facial expression can be naive, it will blink big eyes to sell sprouts, will also dance, will walk to sell sprouts and take pictures. According to Lv Qing, Xiaobao Robot has been taken over 10,000 sets in the country, playing multiple roles such as mobile purchasing instructor, mobile data collector, precise pushing advertiser, mobile shop, home intelligent escort and accompanying reading, assistant of preschool education, baby care consultant, etc.
In addition, there are also the generalized robot operating system focused on the field of intelligent robots, the “White Queen” AI future home, the provision of intelligent parking management system and urban intelligent technology applications of Pojia technology, Shenzhen Dingjie technology R&D AR augmented reality smart glasses, The quantitative data of large data solutions devoted to the use of intelligent services by enterprises, and the “structural holes” oriented by reverse financial thinking, are even more surprising to the investors present. If they can be interpreted as effective theories, they will effectively solve the difficulties in financial risk control.
Andre Kay tells you the AI wave of investment in the US.
“Artificial intelligence is the new electricity.” Artificial intelligence will be as popular as electricity, and its infrastructure is robots.
Andre Kay, general manager of the Silicon Valley Robotics Group, has a favorite movie, The Superpowered Marine Corps, in which a lot of people love robots, but it’s not a pure science fiction product, but it’s coming to us. Andre Kay surveyed the financing of the robotics industry, investing $1 billion in robotics over five years, a figure equivalent to a year’s investment in food delivery applications, not including unmanned aerial vehicles. But in fact, investment has shifted from traditional industrial robots to new robots that can interact, communicate, socialize, and serve humans. Big companies have long invested actively in robots and artificial intelligence, calculating how much money they invested in robots, in the past. Investment in a few years has reached $15-25 billion, and the number of investments in artificial intelligence is soaring, beyond imagination, even in 2017.
Andre Kay is excited about the amazing achievements China has made in robotics and artificial intelligence, and suggests that if we want to replicate Silicon Valley’s success, we must recognize the four foundations of Silicon Valley’s success: density, connectivity, mobility, and diversity. Simply put, a large number of start-ups are linked together, so that they can communicate with each other, in the establishment of enterprises, to ensure that there is a diversity of age, experience, skills.
Industry, agriculture, medical health, education… These are areas where robots can play, and markets where entrepreneurs can play their part, Andre Kay says robots, no matter how advanced, at least for the time being, can’t take the place of humans to dominate the world. What we need to do is not worry, just shut them down.
How do Chinese investors see Al investment?
The competition invites Zhang Xuwei, partner and CEO of Zhejiang Huarui Investment Management Co., Ltd., Wu Zhen, partner of Zhejiang Mintou Investment Management Co., Ltd., Shi Shengxi, chairman of Zhejiang Gong Quan Holding Co., Ltd., Wang Wenge, general manager of Shanghai Xingxing Capital, and Yang Xuchen, executive director and general manager of Hangzhou Saichen Investment Management Co., Ltd. Huang Nong, investment partner of Kedi Capital Group, Jin Gaocan, director of venture capital investment of Dachen Shen Huafeng attended as a think tank. They either inquired about the project curiosity, or firepower development players. Meanwhile, according to their own experience, they also put forward pertinent opinions and suggestions to these future unicorns.
Zhang Xuwei, a partner and CEO of Zhejiang Huarui Investment Management Co., Ltd., offered three suggestions to entrepreneurs in the comments. First, do not give up easily. If you do not have a stable cash flow and can not reach a reliable business model, you should actively think about how to survive. Second, do not expand blindly. When technology is unstable and business models are not fully validated, multi-faceted attacks may consume too quickly, preferring to take cautious steps to see the real needs of users; and third, whether artificial intelligence or robots, we should start from the objective and real needs of users to study products and services, not to fall. Into your own imagination. “As investors, decisions are based on rigorous analysis and the establishment of sound knowledge. Artificial intelligence represents the future, and China has the opportunity to take the lead. “
Finally, through the fierce competition, the top three companies and products are: Chengtian Technology Development Co., Ltd. wearable exoskeleton intelligent rehabilitation robot, Hangzhou Guangbo Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. Guangbo Intelligent, Shenzhen Dingjie Technology Co., Ltd. AR augmented reality intelligent glasses.