前不久,Yi+创始人张默登上China Daily头版,并入选“十大科技领域女企业家”。

  China Daily表示,在技术领域,特别是信息技术时代,男性长期以来扮演着主导角色,但在数据技术(DT)时代正在发生变化。

  更多的女性企业家正在云计算,人工智能和虚拟现实(VR)开展业务。通过对145名女性企业家的综合评估,阿里研究所、中国企业家木兰汇和阿里巴巴创新中心发布了十大女性创业案例,Yi+创始人张默有幸被入选这十大女性创业案例之一。

  随后,ChinaDaily对Yi+进行专访。

  张默认为相较于男性企业家女性兼具理性与感性感知能力。就她而言,优秀技术能力与敏感的预判能力是她突出的优势。

  她说:“中国是一个前景光明的巨大市场,希望我们的产品能够最终为中国消费者服务,从而有所作为。”经历3年的努力,公司获得多家知名机构投资,并进入稳定的发展阶段。

  “我们的使命是挖掘大量视觉信息中的商业价值:我们帮助产品改进更佳的用户体验,让更多的人愿意使用它,同时能够挖掘到更多的商业价值。”张默表示,“如何提供最佳的消费感受——在不打断消费者体验的同时做出精准的营销是一个挑战。Yi+对此能够给出基于计算机视觉技术的智能营销解决方案,这套解决方案对精度算法有着严格要求,而她的公司在精度算法方面具有相对的优势。”

  目前,公司主打两个品牌——“Yi+”人工智能计算机视觉引擎,致力于“不断深耕挖掘人工智能的潜力,帮助客户与用户发掘非凡的世界,革新营销场景,获取更多价值”。“衣+”是时尚商品搜索引擎,一款以图搜衣应用。创始人张默说,“在技术的帮助下,我们的眼睛可以变得更聪明”。

  2015和2016年,在有“奥运会”之称的顶级人工智能计算机视觉竞赛ImageNet上,与微软、谷歌、Facebook和三星等“重量级选手”同台竞技, 张默公司员工所在的团队共勇夺得十项世界第一。张默说,AI计算机视觉不受语言和国界的限制,所以专注于这一领域的AI技术公司有机会走向世界。中国拥有最大,最具活力的市场,未来AI创新的引擎可能在中国。”

  Yi+在张默的带领下,已成为国内领先计算机视觉引擎服务商,为企业提供视觉内容智能化和商业化解决方案。目前,Yi+已经为多家顶级企业, 通过基于视觉识别技术的数据结构化产品服务数亿用户,帮助媒体内容方实现场景营销、智能分析和内容互动,如为阿里数娱打造的产品——“边看边X”大屏AI助理,实现家庭大屏娱乐化、视频内容商业化,是Yi+深耕视频和OTT行业以来的重大突破。未来,Yi +想利用计算机视觉技术来探索下一代的交互方式和服务。

  以下原文:

Zhang Mo (third left), founder of AI computer vision engine service provider Yi+, talks with her colleagues in Beijing, Sept 5,2017。  Zhang Mo (third left), founder of AI computer vision engine service provider Yi+, talks with her colleagues in Beijing, Sept 5,2017。

  Imagine ordering in a blink of an eye a dress supermodel Liu Wen is wearing in a video。

  Instead of entering the description of the dress in a search engine, all you have to do is move the mouse to Liu, and all the information about the dress including the brand, size and price will prop up on the screen and you can buy it instantly!

  Yi+,a Beijing-based tech startup, is making “shopping while watching” possible by its cutting-edge technology in computer vision, a field of artificial intelligence that deals with making computers gain high-level understanding from digital images or videos。

  “The computer vision technology can not only identify faces but also other items such as flowers, cups or balls,” said Zhang Mo, founder of the startup。

  With the assistance of the technology, “our eyes can become smarter” as more visual information is provided, she added。

  Having recently been rated as one of the top 10 female entrepreneurs in tech in a report released by Ali Research Institute, China Entrep Mulan Club and Alibaba Innovation Center, Zhang believes her qualities of rational thinking, being tech-savvy, intuition and sensitivity to fashion and trends give her advantages over male entrepreneurs。

  Zhang started the company three years ago after getting $200,000 angle investment from the Silicon Valley。

  She might have established a company in the United States but made the decision to return to China。

  “China is a huge market with bright prospects。 I hope our products can ultimately serve the Chinese consumers and make a difference,” she said。

  Yi+ is situated in Zhongguancun, “the second Silicon Valley”, in Zhang‘s words。

  The company got investment from China‘s leading online video services Youku Tudou and LeBox Capital at the end of 2015, which made Yi+ one of the first global companies providing large-scale “shopping while watching” technical solutions。

  Zest for entrepreneurship

  Zhang had always wanted to be an entrepreneur and when she was an undergraduate she established a tutoring website, which started to make money within one month。

  She also had entrepreneurial experience in the AI industry and accumulated extensive experience in this field after graduation from Peking University。

  Working at IBM for several years, she then decided to join the Masters of Science Technopreneurship and Innovation Programme (MSc TIP) at Nanyang Technological University in 2012。

  She traveled to about 50 countries in two years and talked to numerous entrepreneurs in tech such as Mark Zuckerberg in the US before getting the $200,000 angle investment。

  Confident of the future

  Having survived the first three years, Yi+ has entered a stable stage of development and revenue is covering expenditure this year。

  “Our mission is to explore business value in massive visual information and we try to create products which provide better consumer experience so that more people would like to use it and more business value can be found。”

  Zhang said how to provide the best consumption experience and make precise marketing by not interrupting the consumers is a challenge and her company has technological advantages in precision algorithm。

  “Our technology is of world class and we have beaten big companies Google, Baidu and Tencent to win 10 first prizes in 2015 and 2016 at the ImageNet contest - the Olympics of the computer vision industry。”

  AI computer vision is not restricted by different languages and boundaries of nations, so AI technological companies focusing on this field have opportunities to go abroad, said Zhang。

  “China has the largest and most dynamic market。 The engine of AI innovation may be in China in the future。”

  “Yi+ would like to explore the next generation of interactive ways and services by using computer vision technology。”

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