Participating Companies


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DiDi Chuxing is the world’s leading mobile transportation platform. The company offers a full range of mobile tech-based mobility options for over 440 million users, including Taxi, Premier, Express, Hitch, Luxe, Bus, Minibus, Designated Driving, Car Rental, Enterprise Solutions and Bike-Sharing. In addition to deal with over 25 million daily rides, DiDi leverages its AI capabilities to help cities develop smart transportation solutions. DiDi acquired Uber China in August 2016.  DiDi is committed to working with communities and partners to solve the world’s transportation, environmental and employment challenges using big data-driven deep-learning algorithms that optimize resource allocation.

Alibaba is the largest retail commerce company in the world. We are building the future infrastructure of commerce to help merchants, brands, and small businesses all over the world reach and engage consumers and operating a range of online marketplaces that connect buyers and sellers, as well as various synergistic services such as cloud computing, and digital media and entertainment.

Baidu is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology- based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find they’re looking for. In addition to serving in- dividual Internet search users, Baidu provides an effective platform for busi- nesses to reach potential customers. Baidu’s ADSs trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “BIDU.” Currently, ten ADSs repre- sent one Class A ordinary share. 

At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, blockchain and quantum computing. We are driven to discover. We are home to 3,000+ researchers including 5 Nobel Laureates, 9 US National Medals of Technology, 5 US National Medals of Science, 6 Turing Awards and 13 Inductees in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

The Bosch Research and Technology Center (RTC) North America with offices in Sunnyvale, Pittsburgh, and Cambridge is part of the global Bosch Group, a company with over 70 billion euro revenue, 400,000 people worldwide, a very diverse product portfolio, and a history of over 125 years. The global Human Machine Interaction (HMI) research in Bosch RTC is committed to develop intuitive, interaction and intelligent AI-based HMI solutions to enable an inspiring UX for Bosch products and services in application areas such as autonomous driving, car infotainment and driver assistance systems (ADAS), Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT), smart home & building solutions, health care, and robotics.

The Information Sciences Institute (ISI) is home to more than one hundred and thirty researchers and PhD students in Artificial Intelligence. ISI is part of USC’s School of Engineering, currently ranked in the top ten in the country due in part to ISI’s standing. AI research areas include natural language processing, information integration, knowledge capture, complex networks, human behavior, and semantic web.  If interested, please send email to

Adobe Research is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Our tools and services allow our customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time and achieve greater business success. We help our customers make, manage, measure and monetize their content across every channel and screen. is China’s leading online retailer and the country’s largest Internet company by revenue. The company strives to offer consumers the best online shopping experience. Through its user-friendly website, native mobile apps, WeChat and Mobile QQ entry points, JD offers consumers a superior shopping experience. The company has the largest fulfillment infrastructure of any e-commerce company in China. As of December 31, 2016, operated 7 fulfillment centers and 256 warehouses, and in total of 6,906 delivery stations and pickup stations in 2,655 counties and districts across China, staffed by its own employees. is a member of the NASDAQ100 and a Fortune Global 500 company.

Amazon strives to be Earth’s most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. The world’s brightest technology minds come to to research and develop technology that improves the lives of shoppers, sellers and developers. For more information about Research at Amazon, visit:

Nissan believes that in an era of unpredictable change, the mission of the Nissan Research Center is to create new values to contribute to the mobility society of the future. There are four key societal trends that we track in connection with this mission: the electrification of mobility, the aging of society, the formation of new information services and the urbanization of populations. In our four key research domains corresponding to these trends, we seek to offer new values, considering things like what the automobile can do as a means of mobility, what we can do with our technologies and how we can contribute to society from today forward.

Samsung Research is a comprehensive R&D organization for Samsung’s SET business. It’s the hub of advanced R&D, with lots of R&D centers and researchers around the globe. Samsung Research boosts synergy from technological convergence. We are at the center of securing state-of-the-art technologies for the 4th Industrial Revolution including AI, IoT, and security.

InferLink is a small, research-focused company that develops AI software for integrating and analyzing data. We are funded by government agencies (DARPA, NSF, NIH, the Air Force, etc.) to do cutting edge research, but unlike university labs, our business focus is to launch vertically-focused spinoff companies to bring new technologies to market. We research and prototype a technical solution to a given problem, then follow a lean methodology in commercializing the solution. Once a product concept is validated, we raise private capital to refine and build the product, and then either create a spin-off company or partner with commercial organizations that distribute the product through their existing channels. As both scientists and entrepreneurs, we treat each stage according to the scientific method of hypothesis, test and refine. InferLink’s team of scientists and technologists represent a caliber of talent usually reserved for the world’s largest and most prestigious technical organizations. We have multiple positions open, and we are looking for research scientists with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Georgian Partners The Georgian Impact team consists of experienced technology practitioners and Ph.D.’s with expertise in areas including deep learning, natural language processing, privacy and software engineering. The team is currently researching on topics such as machine learning model explainability, fairness and bias in learning, differential privacy, transfer learning, etc. The applied research efforts help our portfolio companies to accelerate their progress in AI, take advantage of state-of-the-art algorithms and make an impact to their business. Georgian Partners is a growth equity firm located in Toronto that invests in SaaS-based and AI-driven software companies across all industries such as healthcare, energy, cybersecurity, and education.

ASAPP We believe that the greatest opportunity to improve our daily lives exists in leveraging AI to solve some of the world’s largest and most complex problems. Our products deliver automation and work simplification, allowing individuals and organizations to realize their full potential.

Lionbridge provides the human component to complement and augment our customers’ AI efforts by providing scalable and complete global coverage. As customers move quickly to solve data problems, they can rely on Lionbridge to offload the program management and operational requirements to execute solutions. We align fully with our clients’ organizational structures, processes, and have over a decade of exceptional performance working on the most sensitive client programs.

Raytheon BBN Technologies  is a premier research and development center. Our diverse research portfolio combines the best technologies to deliver innovative, custom solutions with real-world benefit. Our expertise includes quantum research, multi-sensor processing systems, advanced networking software, speech recognition technology, intelligent software and systems, and synthetic biology. Our AI research includes planning, machine learning, semantic web technologies, and explainable AI and its application to a diverse set of domains. BBN has seven locations and more than half of our technical staff has advanced degrees. Join our collaborative team!

At Microsoft, we aim to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We care deeply about having a global perspective and making a difference in lives and organizations in all corners of the planet. This involves playing a small part in the most fundamental of human activities: Creating tools that enable each of us along our journey to become something more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and we aim to enable our customers to thrive in this world.

Lawrence Livermore National Labs (LLNL) is the “go to” laboratory for science and technology solutions to the toughest and most important problems affecting national and global security. Right now, the nation faces tremendous challenges; many of them related to health, economic, energy, and environmental security. Successfully meeting these challenges will require innovative and game-changing science and technology discoveries and solutions. At LLNL, teams of physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers and other researchers work together to achieve technical innovations and scientific breakthroughs and transform these advances into solutions to societally important problems. If you are interested in contributing to pushing the frontiers of knowledge to build the scientific and technological foundation that will be needed to address the national security issues of the future then we invite you to apply! As an employee at Lawrence Livermore you will be choosing a career that REALLY makes a difference. We are currently hiring researchers with expertise in Reinforcement Learning, Simulation-Based Optimization, Stochastic Control, Deep Learning, Multimodal Representations Learning, Transfer Learning, Explainable AI, and Distributed Large-scale Optimization.

The Information and Systems Sciences Laboratory at HRL Laboratories, LLC conducts groundbreaking research in three thrust areas: Complex Networks, Cyber-Physical Resilience and Brain-Machine Intelligence. Through research collaborations with our LLC Member companies, government (e.g., DARPA, IARPA, Dept. of Homeland Security, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Research Lab), commercial and leading academic institutions (25+), we create new and innovative capabilities for diverse applications such as cyber-security, unmanned autonomous systems, human performance augmentation, big data analytics, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and electronic warfare.

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