VR/AI Tech Night and Demo at GDC

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This is a meet-up group initiated by “AI2 Fellowship Program”, for Stanford students, Silicon Valley engineers and entrepreneurs, to learn more about the technological advancements and application of artificial intelligence. This month we proudly present "AI Tech Night and DEMO at GDC", focusing on VR/AR and Gaming.

Dr. Huican Zhu from Amino Capital (http://www.aminocapital.com/) will give welcome remarks and share his thoughts on the future of VR and AR, together with Tomim Abdul Majid, VP at OCA Ventures (http://www.ocaventures.com/), Larry Li and Sue Xu from Amino Capital.

Kevin He, Founder and CEO of Midas Touch Interactive (http://www.midastouchgame.com/), will talk about "AI Driven Physics based animation in game and VR”

Changyin Zhou and Elaine Lu, Cofounders at Visbit (https://www.visbit.co), will host a panel with Guodong Rong, ex-Googler VR and current Principal Architect at Huawei's FutureWei VR/AR, Nicolas Burtey, Founder and CEO at Orah (https://www.orah.co/), Dr. Barbara Lippe, Curator of VR Days Europe and Founder of entreZ VR Entertainment, Tao Hu, and ex-Oculus VR engineer and currently CEO of RockVR, sharing their vision on how to give users unprecedented experience.

An Li, Founder and CEO at Apollo Box (https://www.theapollobox.com/?gclid=CNaQ-s_VtNICFVRtfgod5vkMdA), will focus on how his AR app shapes the future of ecommerce.

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5pm-5:30pm: Demo Table Setup Starts

5:30pm- 6:30pm: Mixer and Demo Tables

6:30pm – 8pm: Presentations

8pm-8:30pm: Wind down

Speakers' Bio:

Huican Zhu, PhD (Amino Capital (http://www.aminocapital.com/), early Googler starting in 2000)

Bio: Dr. Huican Zhu is Founding Partner at Amino Capital. He got his B.E degree at Sun Yat-sen University, M.S degree at National Academy of Science and PhD degree at University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the pioneer at Google image search, and the first Senior Chinese Engineer and Senior Manager at Google and has received highly praise for his excellent computer vision research capability. Huican went to Google at 2000 and took responsibility of many kinds of significant Google researches. At Google, Huican left and spent two years at Tencent during[masked] to be the Chief Architect and General Manager of Infrastructure. Huican has a strong academic reputation, and his research results have over 12,000 citations. Dr. Zhu is currently a board member of MaxFun, Weee, Virtulus, Yiqixie, and Evertoon.

Kevin He

Founder and CEO at Midas Touch Interactive Inc.

He has 10 years experiences in game industry, and has worked in Cisco, and the Walt Disney Company. He holds Master Degree in Purdue University and Bachelor Degree in Tsinghua University in China. Midas Touch Game, Inc. is a virtual reality and game technology company. The company is building a cutting edge physics engine and technology platform that lets players touch and interact with characters in virtual reality. The Midas Physics Engine uses artificial intelligence to create real life simulations and jitter free simulations.

Changyin Zhou

Cofounder and CEO at Visbit. He worked as senior software engineer at Google X. he has a PhD at Columbia University. Changyin’s research focuses on computer vision. Visbit developed a view-optimized streaming solution that can deliver and play 4K to 8K high resolution 360° VR videos at regular WiFi and LTE condition.

Nicolas Burtey

Founder and CEO at Orah.

He is a 360° and VR addict. This passion started in 2004 with photos and now continues with videos. Orah is a leader in virtual reality solutions. Its recent product Orah 4i offers the first all-in-one 4K camera designed for high quality VR live streaming.

Barbara Lippe, Ph.D

Dr Barbara Lippe is the Founder and Creative Director of entreZ, an award-winning VR content creation studio developing the entertainment formats of the future. entreZ's drama VR series ADA/M was selected for the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Cannes and won the Vienna Content Award. Barbara is also a board-member of VR Days Europe and speaks at conferences worldwide. Barbara holds a PhD in game studies and is dedicated to bring drama to VR, in live-action and CG.

An Li

Founder and CEO

Apollo Box

He holds a master and bachelor degree from MIT. Apollo Box is an e-commerce with innovative AR shopping platform.

About AI^2

Welcome to "AI and ML Meet-up" which is organized by AI^2, which is a non-profit organization, founded in 2012 by Larry Li, Jun Wu, Huican Zhu, Sue Xu, Jack Smith, Yi Li, Yushan Chen, as well as AI researchers in industry and academia, including Stanford, Berkeley, Tsinghua, U of Chicago. AI^2 aims to promote AI and Big Data in a collaborative way, and to conduct research and engineering in each important domain through working with Fortune 500 companies and global organizations.

About Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR)

WSGR is the premier legal advisor to technology, life science, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial startups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm's broad range of services and practice areas are focused on addressing the principal challenges faced by the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and inhouse counsel of our clients.

About Visbit VR

Based in Silicon Valley, Visbit, Inc. is a visual technology company enabling 360-degree video and VR content creators to deliver the highest quality streaming and viewing experiences to consumers across multiple VR platforms. With the patented Visbit View-Optimized Streaming (VVOS) technology, Visbit is the first to offer a streaming service that can deliver and play 360-degree VR videos without noticeable latency in 4-8K resolution over regular home bandwidth for mobile and eventually tethered VR headsets. The company was founded by Dr. Changyin Zhou and Elaine Lu in 2015 and is based in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information go to www.visbit.co.

About Amino Capital

Amino Capital is a venture firm based in Palo Alto, focusing on seed to growth-stage investments in big data, and data-driven technologies, including but not limited to IoT, medicine/genomics, AI/BI, VR/AR, drone/UAV, Fintech, security and infrastructure. The firm was founded in 2012 by a unique team of over 40 technology executives and innovators from Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Tencent, Alibaba, U of Chicago, Stanford U, Tsinghua U and et al. Since inception, the firm has invested over 100 seed, Series A and B stage companies, following with additional investments in their growth stage.

Learn more about us at http://www.aminocapital.com