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Professor Jie Tang, Tsinghua University, China

Hua Zhibing: An AI-enabled Virtual Student

In this talk, I am going to introduce the first AI-enabled virtual student in China—Hua Zhibing. She is a human-like chatbot and began her educational career in the university’s computer laboratory recently. She is a poet, a painter, a dancer, a news writer and more. Technically, Hua Zhibing was based on the latest version of a pretrained deep learning model, Wudao 2.0, which can process 1.75 trillion parameters, breaking the record of 1.6 trillion previously set by Google’s Switch Transformer AI language model.

Jie Tang is a Professor and the Associate Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Tsinghua University. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. His interests include artificial intelligence, data mining, social networks, and machine learning. He served as General Co-Chair of WWW’23, and PC Co-Chair of WWW’21, CIKM’16, WSDM’15, and EiC of IEEE T. on Big Data and AI Open J. He is leading the “WuDao” project toward building the super-scale pretraining model. The number of parameters of the pretrained model already exceeds 1.75 trillion. Before that, he has led the project, an AI-enabled research network analysis system, which has attracted more than 20 million users from 220 countries/regions in the world. He was honored with the SIGKDD Test-of-Time Award, NSFC for Distinguished Young Scholar, and KDD’18 Service Award.