Robin Li Yanhong, the co-founder and CEO of Baidu, predicts eight artificial intelligence technologies that will shape the future of our society in the next decade.
He spoke about next-generation artificial intelligence technologies at the ABC summit 2021 held in Beijing on 29th July. Li believes that humankind would witness a quantitative and qualitative technological transformation in the coming years.
He mentioned technologies like machine translation, biological computing, autonomous driving vehicles, digital city operation, deep learning frameworks, artificial intelligence-powered chips, knowledge management systems, and intelligent personal assistants would play a vital role in this revolution.
“At present, the world is ushering in a new round of innovation. The intelligent economy with AI as the core driving force has become a new engine for economic development. With the industry and society being more and more aware of the true value of AI, AI technology has entered a period of rapid application after long-term investment and accumulation,” said Robin Li.
He further mentioned that cross language real time communication earlier portrayed in movies is now becoming a reality. Li’s company Baidu had earlier worked with the Chinese government to develop a 3D artificial intelligence training system that helped divers to train more precisely with motion capture and data analysis features.
Experts believe that new technologies will help people in every walk of life and will also boost economic development on a global scale. Baidu is also developing a cloud-based artificial intelligence chip named Kunlun 2 that will enter the mass production stage by the end of this year.
Chief Technology Officer of Baidu, Wang Haifeng, said, “We are in the best age of technological innovation and industrial development.” He also added that advanced technologies would bring both digital transformation and intelligent up-gradation to increase economic growth.