Author: Liu Diqing, Editor: Luo Lijuan
Ma Yun's mouth
According to the data, as of September 2019, Damo Institute has published nearly 450 papers at the top international academic conference, and the algorithm has won the first place in the world in the fields of natural language processing, intelligent voice, visual computing and so on. It has become Ali's gathering of scientific and technological talents and basic technology research and development.
On September 25, President Zhang Jianfeng of Alibaba Damo announced at the Yunqi Conference that the quantum Laboratory of Alibaba Damo Academy had completed the first controllable research and development of quantum bits. Quantum bit is the basic storage unit of quantum computing. The final realization of quantum computing requires high-precision manipulation of multiple quantum bits. The design, preparation and measurement of the bits are all independently completed by the Quantum Laboratory of Alidamo College.
In the past two years, Damo has set up R & D centers in China, Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and Israel, and has cooperated with more than 100 scientific research teams from more than 150 well-known universities around the world.
In October 2017, Alibaba announced the establishment of the Damo Academy, a name derived from martial arts fiction, is the highest Research Institute of martial arts, which represents the highest realm of practice. At that time, Ma Yun announced that over 100 billion yuan would be invested in technology research and development in three years. In the initial stage, 100 top scientists and researchers would be recruited to study frontier scientific fields such as natural language processing, human-computer natural interaction, quantum computing, machine learning, basic algorithms, chip technology, sensor technology, embedded systems and so on. Domain.
According to previous media reports, Damo Institute's research is divided into short, medium and long-term research, such as artificial intelligence has short, medium and long-term research direction; quantum computing is even the medium and long-term research direction.
For a long time, the Dharma Academy has been more mysterious, and Alibaba has not directly disclosed the number of personnel under the Dharma Academy system. Judging from its past achievements, Damo has launched three chip products for the open market, including the strongest RISC-V chip processor Xuantie 910, and announced the development of the world's strongest quantum circuit simulator.
In September 2018, Damo announced its organizational structure for the first time, setting up research laboratories such as machine intelligence, data computing, robotics, financial technology and X.
According to Alibaba, Damo Academy is not a pure research department in Alibaba. It is closely related to business and business. It has not only academic thinking, but also product thinking and business logic. Therefore, the Damo Academy has financial science and technology laboratory and transportation laboratory, which clearly serves for business opportunities such as finance, driverless, unmanned logistics and so on.