Time magazine defines Robin Li as an innovator, saying that Robin Lee is helping China win the 21st century, which will be published on January 29, 2018.
Robin Li can board the cover of this magazine, in addition to the credit of Baidu PR team, a large part of the reason is that Baidu's investment in artificial intelligence. It is reported that in the first three quarters of 2017, Baidu's revenue totaled only 9 billion U.S. dollars, but Baidu took out 1.2 billion U.S. dollars for research and development, most of which was spent on research and development of artificial intelligence.
Robin Li once said Baidu is an artificial intelligence company. What's more, he set aside ruthlessly at the 2016 Wuzhen World Internet Conference: the next era is the era of artificial intelligence. This is both to Baidu's position in the field of artificial intelligence set the tone, but also to show that Robin Li and Baidu in the field of artificial intelligence desperate, there is a great "unsuccessful Renren" sense.
Some of the cover stories in Time magazine are old-fashioned, and some of the text feels soft. However, not all this is the case. For example, when it comes to the eternal topic of "Internet censorship," the Chinese government hopes that Chinese enterprises will comply with local laws and regulations. The best-known example is Google's withdrawal from China. And now Google is scrambling for how to re-enter China, Li Feifei may be one of the key figures, where the press is not table.
However, Robin Li obviously does not think Google is out of China because of rigorous online censorship, he said: "Google is the main reason for leaving because of Baidu, increasing share of the Chinese market is a highly competitive market, the situation changes rapidly, the decision-making certain To be quick, the decision-making by U.S. companies is not made in China. This is a problem. "
Baidu captured 75% of China's search market when Google quitted the Chinese market. However, Baidu later left behind in the mobile Internet era because of sluggish behavior. That is why Robin Liu wanted to let the concept of "artificial intelligence era" get rid of the "mobile Internet era."
Returning to this interview, Robin Li defended the government's past actions, saying: "If something is considered illegal, then that is not legal and we should ban it. Here's how we do business "
Being asked not to worry about China's "cyberspace" becoming smaller, Robin Li cautiously replied: "As an Internet company, of course we do not want any regulation, so that we are free to do something, but I do not think it is realistic. , No benefit for the country. "
Robin Li also believes that if you want to catch up with the trend, the Chinese government needs to remain open to the world, and under the leadership of President Trump, the United States signs of retrogression before opening up.
In fact, in China, the other two Alibaba in BAT,Tencent, And other Internet companies are facing the same situation as Baidu. On the one hand, they should cooperate with the Chinese government and fall in love with the government. For example, they should participate in the construction of the Xiong'an New Area and participate in the reform of Unicom. At the same time, they are fighting to maintain appropriate government distance.
In addition, China's openness and support for artificial intelligence is urgently needed by Chinese Internet companies. The State Council last year released a white paper on artificial intelligence planning. And hope to make China "the world's leading artificial intelligence innovation center" by 2030. Now there are a lot of views that China may become the world leader in artificial intelligence. That includes Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet. He predicted that China's artificial intelligence might overtake the United States within 10 years: "by 2030, they will dominate the artificial intelligence industry."
So, to a certain extent, we can understand that artificial intelligence put Robin Li on the cover of Time magazine, and innovation is the cornerstone of artificial intelligence. When it comes to innovation, Li said: "You can not change the trend. The only thing you can do It is to continue to innovate and create more jobs for the people. "
At the beginning of 2018, Baidu launched a frenzied propaganda offensive and charismatic offensive on the world. In addition to Robin Li on the cover of Time magazine, at home, they also pushed Lu Qi and Ma Dongmin into the public view again. Only yesterday, Lu Qi and Ma Dong Min's long articles were also reported to explain to the outside world that Baidu's history Years of organizational restructuring and business adjustments, desperate Saburo Lu Qi and sonorous rose Ma Dongmin has led Baidu to regain full steam ahead on the right track.
And Robin Li, only need to board the "era" cover, be quiet and beautiful man like.