Tencent Science and Technology News, March 15, Tencent AI Accelerator three phases of global recruitment officially launched, a total of 50 seats. Tencent AI Accelerator relies on the core technology of Tencent AI Lab Matrix, such as AI Lab, and YouTu Laboratory, Tencent Cloud's platform and computing power, and the rich application scenarios of partners, to provide mentoring courses, technology, capital, ecology for selected projects. Five levels of brand support; And together with selected AI project to create industry AI solutions, promote the application of AI technology in the industry.
Tencent AI Accelerator relies on Tencent's Cloud and Wisdom Industry Group (CSIG). For Industrial Internet On the basis of the first and second phases, the third phase of Tencent AI Accelerator will focus on the industrial Internet field, introduce Tencent Cloud's strategic investment, and adopt the Tencent Industrial Internet Ecological platform.
Industry-oriented release of AI value, five resources to accelerate project growth
1. Top-of-the-line tutorial courses:
Tencent will provide students with 6 closed tutoring sessions a year 12 times industry demand docking N product technology docking 1 overseas industry in-depth visit course. The mentor lineup brings together Tencent executives, the world's top AI scientists, AI industry leaders, AI venture capitalists, and so on, helping members grow from cognitive thinking to actual combat capabilities.
2. Customizing solutions:
The AI Accelerator will rely on the core technology capabilities of Tencent AI Lab Matrix, such as AI Lab, YouTu Laboratory, Tencent Cloud Computing and platform capability, and strong scenario ability of partners, and will carry out customized development and mentoring for project needs. Provide members with in-depth 1v1 mentoring for multiple product technologies and work with selected AI projects to create industry AI solutions.
3. Multi-capital linkage:
Tencent will provide strategic cloud investment opportunities for members of the AI Accelerator, as well as coalition government-led funding and support from the VC Alliance for member capital. The selected project will receive top institutional investment opportunities such as Inno Angel, Songhe Yuanwang, Jinsha River, Polaris, IDG, Innovation Workshop, Banyan Capital, Tongchuang Weiye and other top institutions.
4. Sharing ecological interests:
Relying on Tencent Industrial Internet Ecology, selected members will enjoy all rights and interests including Tencent Cloud's service ability and Tencent Cloud's strategic post-investment service. In addition, through Tencent CSIG Smart Industry, Yunqi Industry plans to align government and industry needs to help AI technology and products find more application scenarios.
5, AI brand exposure:
Through Artificial Intelligence Conference, Global Digital Ecology Congress and other AI industry conferences, students to strengthen industry exchanges, increase brand exposure, enhance self-awareness, shape industry influence.
Connecting AI technology with industry scenario, helping industry to land on the Internet
At present, Tencent AI acceleration period has been held two times, and handed in a brilliant report card: the first phase of 25 domestic AI projects and four overseas projects have successfully graduated, the total valuation during the acceleration period from 7 billion to 30 billion, more than 4 times; And formed a 15-industry solution. The unmanned sweeping vehicle developed jointly by COWAROBOT and the AI Accelerator is currently the first enterprise to achieve the real production and commercialization of unmanned cleaning vehicles in cooperation with the China United Environmental Sanitation Tap. Its vehicle deployment system is deployed in Tencent Cloud.
In the first 10 projects, Tencent, intel, Xiaomi, Sequoia, Microsoft, Softbank Corp., Jingwei, New Oriental, Foxconn, Today Capital and other top institutional investments.
The second phase of the 40 AI initial projects covering medical, retail, robotics, corporate services and other areas. Five-month total valuation increased from 13.5 billion to 28.6 billion, an increase of more than 200%, and the formation of a landing plan 50. Among them, Versa Makaron plays pictures, craftsmen's robot has won Tencent investment. Versa online Open API platform, for the industry to provide a comprehensive solution based on computer vision technology, and enter the Tencent Cloud product market, there are now including e-commerce products, Commercial real estate, advertising marketing, art education, as well as the Internet and many other community platforms, tools, offline business scenes in the use of Versa API, 's annual revenue has reached 5 million yuan.
As a connector between AI and the industry, Tencent AI Accelerator Phase III focuses on healthcare, education, retail, energy, industry, tobacco, SaaS, tools, travel, government, literary travel, 5G, lot, robotics and other industries. From now on to April 16, 2019, Tencent AI Accelerator Phase 3 officially opens registration to entrepreneurs in AI-related fields, or to start-ups wishing to combine AI breakthroughs with traditional enterprises (requiring business founders / CEO/CTO). Applicants need to have a number of exclusive advantages in team, technology, products and solutions, business resources, etc., and have unique thinking and judgment on technical research and industry landing in the subdivided field; The company needs to be highly innovative and growing, has completed no less than two rounds of financing, and requires at least one well-known entrepreneur / partner at a well-known investment institution to recommend it.