As the richest man in Japan, the founder of Softbank's founder Sun Zhengyi's most successful investment is China's Alibaba, Didi and other companies. There is no decent Internet company in Japan. Sun Zhengyi and Saudi Arabia and other oil countries have high tens of billions of vision funds. Investment targets are also China, India, the United States and other countries.
Foreign media reported that at the Softbank's annual meeting on Thursday, Sun Zheng said "“Until recently Japan was a technology-leading country, but in the most important technological revolution ——AI artificial intelligence, Japan is like a developing country.. ”
He asked Japanese companies on the spot —— Which company employs more than 1,000 AI engineers? As a result, no one raised his hand.
Due to the limited number of IT engineers in Japan, especially English-speaking engineers, Softbank's competitors Rakuten (Rakuten), flea application Mercari and other AI investment companies are looking for opportunities overseas. India is the focus, and Lotte plans to present Bangalore in India next year. 550 engineers doubled.
Innovations in artificial intelligence have become the focus of investment in the Softbank Vision Fund, which has invested in 82 companies, designing transportation, financial technology, healthcare and other industries.
Sun Zhengyi said, “Japan needs to recognize the reality and catch up. ”
This is not the first time that Sun Zhengyi criticized Japan's AI. It was almost the same time last year that Sun Justice criticized Japan's development in AI as lagging behind other countries, pointing out that Japan's ban on online car is a stupid decision.