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This may not be an illusion. Google is ready to play artificial intelligence in China

via:博客园     time:2017/10/31 22:49:37     readed:1283


There are four illusions in the Internet world: Google ban, Facebook entry into China, SONY bankruptcy and the rise of WP.

Among them, ranked first in the Google ban, always for a long time it was pulled out of a walk. This time, the new rumor is coming again.


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Today,Bloomberg quotes people familiar with the situationGoogle is planning a new round of expansion in the Chinese market, but this time the focus is not on the old search business, but on artificial intelligence.

It is learnt that Google is currently promoting its own artificial intelligence open source system TensorFlow in the Chinese market, which can help enterprises build their own application model quickly by using machine learning and deep neural network technology. At present, the system has been Jingdong, millet, hungry and so many companies applied.


In addition, Google's parent company, Alphabet, is also increasing investment in China's indigenous AI start-ups. In July, Alphabet also created a new venture capital agency, Gradient Ventures, focused on start-ups in the field of artificial intelligence.

Li Kaifu, a former president of Greater China in Google, stressed the importance of the Chinese market for Google:

For any company, the Chinese market has huge business opportunities, because it is the world's largest single homogeneous market so far.

He pointed out that, with a large number of Internet users and huge amounts of data, these are the important advantages and premise to create excellent products,

Google CEO


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In the past, the biggest obstacle to Google in China is censorship. That's one of the reasons why it chose to leave seven years ago. Later, Google had used the Quxianjiuguo way to return to the market Chinese NiuDao, but seems to have little effect.


(Google's translation tools already support Chinese)

Being more active does not necessarily mean that you can achieve the desired results, especially in a market with great potential and unlimited opportunities, and at the same time, more powerful competitors are born.

Although Baidu has been criticized for sorting and the Department of Putian and other issues, but this does not prevent it from becoming the first search engine in the Google days of leave; and when the blossom everywhere Android system in China Mobile Internet market, Google's own service was cut off from outside


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Now, to search and minor Sike in product applications, Google decided to choose a different path.

In recent months, Google has hosted several in-house developers of TensorFlow in Beijing and Shanghai. Although TensorFlow is not specifically developed for China, but more and more frequent domestic activities reflect their attention to the Chinese market.

Now the Chinese market, is indeed a hot spot of artificial intelligence. Since artificial intelligence as the core strategy of the next step after Baidu and go up technology flow; Alibaba and Tencent are more potential cash cow business, but still reluctant to reduce the investment in the field of artificial intelligence; Shang Tang technology, iFLYTEK and local start-up enterprises rise, is only a a microcosm of the prosperity of the market China artificial intelligence.


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In addition to more and more enterprises to participate in this wave of artificial intelligence technology, in July this year, the state has issued "a new generation of artificial intelligence development plan" will be officially listed, artificial intelligence in order to give priority to the development strategy of the country.

Coincidentally, Google also sees artificial intelligence as its priority. From the AlphaGo to defeat the human players, understanding Google Assistant; from increasingly occupy the important position of cloud computing business, independent design to the TPU chip and TensorFlow system, Google layout in the field of artificial intelligence has gradually established a relatively deep moat. Pichai ZengSaid:

Artificial intelligence will reshape everything Google does.


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And choosing TensorFlow as a vanguard of landing in China is also a clever strategy. Compared with more terminal products, the customized technology system platform has more flexible adaptability.

While Google focuses on the technical aspects of giving a good impression on everyone, but it is worth noting that, in this vast market, the product itself is a touchstone of customer loyalty, many other factors can not be ignored. Just like Yang Qiang, a professor from Hong Kong University Science & TechnologySaid,


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Last year, Baidu launched a self-developed Artificial Intelligence Developer Platform PaddlePaddle, according to people familiar with the matterDiscloseIts growth rate in China's developers may exceed Google.

This is undoubtedly a big challenge in front of Google. In this increasingly difficult to produce monopolistic advantages of the market, they must be in the depth of technology and market matching to do better, otherwise, this will become a foreign investment into China acclimatized a big case.

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