Tencent is one of the world’s largest and most valuable Internet and technology companies. Its many services, include gaming, social network, music, web portals, e-commerce, payment systems and internet services, are all among the world’s biggest and most successful in their respective categories.
Tencent’s mobile chat service WeChat, is a multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app, with over 1 billion monthly active users. It has been credited as one of the world’s most powerful apps.
Tencent was founded in Shenzhen, China, in 1998. Shares of Tencent (00700.HK) are traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
About Tencent AI Lab
Established in April 2016, Tencent AI Lab is a corporate-level research and application lab of of artificial intelligence. AI Lab’s vision is to “Make AI Everywhere” for the benefit of people in all aspects of life. Backed by 70 world-class research scientists and 300 experienced engineers in China and US, the lab strives to continuously improve AI’s capability in understanding, decision-making and creativity, while to empower Tencent’s businesses and its partners with strong AI capabilities.
Its research focuses on four key areas: machine learning, computer vision, speech recognition, and natural language processing.It openly published over 180 peer-reviewed papers in top journals and conferences.
To serve the needs of Tencent’s diversified businesses, it is looking at four areas for AI application: content, social, online games and platform services. More than one hundred Tencent products, including Weixin/WeChat and QQ, use AI Lab’s technology. It also developed global-award-winning AI GO program “Fine Art” and contributed to the company’s first AI+Medical program “Tencent AIMIS”.
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