Jingdong Financial today announced the formal start-up of its AI lab in Silicon Valley, marking Jingdong’s formal deployment of R & D centers in China and the United States. In addition, the AI Lab also hired Dr. Jian Peng from the UIUC School of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to serve as Chief Advisor to Jingdong Financial AI Lab.
“The Jingdong Finance AI Lab mainly focuses on the commercial value derived from cutting-edge AI technologies and products.” By 2018, the Jingdong Finance AI Lab will bring together more than 50 scientists in the field of artificial intelligence, R & D investment each year with Google, Facebook and other first-tier technology companies top laboratories.
Dr. Peng Jian, who joined this time, is another welterweight figure that Jingdong Financial AI Laboratory ushered in after the former Amazon chief scientist Bolanfeng joined.
Dr. Peng is currently an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include machine learning, advanced learning, intensive learning and his applications in natural language processing, computer vision and biomedicine. He has won NSF Career Award, Sloan Rereplace Award, NCSA Faculty Fellowship, Microsoft Research Award (MSR Faculty Fellowship), etc. Academic honors, in the top international conferences and journals published a total of more than 60 papers.
It is reported that Dr. Peng Jian, after joining the office, will promote the Jingdong Finance AI Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to deepen learning and strengthen cooperation in such areas as learning. At the same time, the laboratory will also play its own financial scene, data and technical advantages, to attract more outstanding American talent.
With its current advantages in big data, JD Capital is focusing its research efforts on cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing and blockchain. Its face recognition technology, the accuracy rate of 99.9%, has been used for Jingdong Financial APP authorized offline shop experience brush face payment system. In addition, JD Capital has also made a number of advances in bioprobe and graph computing technologies.
Cao Peng, vice president of Jingdong Finance and general manager of R & D department, said that in the future, Jingdong Financial Silicon Valley AI Lab will also carry out long-term cooperation with top-tier universities or research institutions in the United States to combine the research results with its own business scenarios.