Dr. Pinpin Zhu is Founder and CEO of Shanghai Xiaoi Robot Technology Co Ltd (Xiao-i). He has close to 20 years’ experience in artificial intelligence (AI) technology and application research. Dr. Zhu has invented dozens of patented products. China’s first smart robot on WeChat, developed by Dr. Zhu, received wide-scale industry adoption.
As a member of the User Interface and Human-Computer Interaction Standards stream of China’s National Information Technology Standardization Committee, Dr. Zhu participated in the drafting of the first international standards regarding affective computing.
While studying for his doctoral degree, Dr. Zhu set up Xiao-i with Mr. Max Yuan and has been overseeing the company’s development.
Dr. Zhu frequently speaks at international conferences on the development of AI. In 2017, he was ranked eighth in Forbes’ list of the 20 leading technologists driving AI innovation in China. In 2018, he was listed as one of the top 100 Creative People in China by Fast Company, a world-leading business publication. He serves as Board Director for the Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence and Vice Chairman of the Board for China’s Artificial Intelligence Innovation Industry Alliance.
Dr. Zhu graduated from China University of Technology and received his PhD from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.