On September 23, baidu released the first documentary "20 degrees" in its 20 years of entrepreneurship. The documentary lengthened the time line and showed Baidu's many key points from the early stage of its business to now, including the entrepreneurial story of Baidu's "seven swordsmen" in Peking University Resources Hotel, the lightning plan with Google PK, the transformation enlightenment of mobile Internet era and AI belief, etc. The documentary included interviews with Robin Li for 3.5 hours, interviews with Baidu executives and early seven swordsmen, and traced the twists and challenges of Baidu's twenty years of entrepreneurship.
"In addition to the genes of technology, we still have more to do with how to better enable people to obtain information and learn something." In the documentary, Robin Li summed up Baidu for twenty years with "technology gene" and "information knowledge". The narrative clue of "twenty degrees" is Robin Li's reopening and Baidu's long time line, but it tells how to achieve the information that people can get information equally and conveniently, find the request and Baidu's twenty years of technology gene development.
The details of the first documentary revealed Baidu's claim for information knowledge: in the early days when people entered a word in the search box and did not produce results within three seconds, it was normal that Robin Li asked Baidu to search for search results within one second. In order to motivate employees and make better user experience, Robin Li wrote e-mail to Baidu users. It was posted on the office wall; in the era of mobile Internet, baidu was questioned and left behind by the outside world.
Back then, Robin Li reflected in the documentary: "what is wrong is a lot of things. No one can see through the end exactly what it is. But the shrinking trend of mobile Internet content has strengthened Baidu's idea of being the most open mobile ecology in China. "
Speaking of algorithm, Robin Li said that Baidu wants to let users know what the real world is like, and if it can lower the threshold of knowledge, it will have greater significance.
It is mentioned in the documentary that another gene of Baidu is technology belief, and its technical strength is the pride of Baidu. Speaking of the firm commitment to AI, Robin Li insisted: "even if there is no commercial return in the short term, if you feel that it will have a positive impact on the society in a longer period of time, we can still afford what we can do."
In this regard, documentary director Zhou Xiaomeng believes that Robin Li is idealistic, but at the same time is very rational. Baidu staff science students in the majority, engineers accounted for a large proportion, is a special logic company. In the interview with Robin Li, seven swordsmen and Baidu employees, "technology" appeared 52 times in the film, which is a high frequency word in all the population and the most appropriate footnote for Baidu gene.