My name is Han Xiao (肖涵), the Founder & CEO of Jina AI. Jina AI is a Neural Search Company, our mission is to provide an open-source neural search ecosystem for businesses and developers, allowing everyone to search for information in all kinds of data with high availability and scalability.

From 2018 to 2020, I led a team on neural information retrieval at Tencent AI, laying down the next-gen search infrastructure for China’s everyday app: Wechat. I was a member of Tencent Technical Advisory Council and Opensource Program Office, fostering the company’s open-source and DevOps culture. In 2019, I served in the board of LF AI Foundation, driving the open source innovation in AI by enabling international collaboration. I orchestrated Tencent joining the TODO Group in July 2019.

Before joining Tencent, I worked at Zalando in Berlin for 3.5y. I received my Ph.D. (2014) and M.Sc. (2009) in computer science from the Technical University of Munich in Germany. My Ph.D. is about adversarial and robust learning on Bayesian and non-parametric Bayesian methods.

I’m the creator of Fashion-MNIST and bert-as-service. These two open source projects were listed as the most popular AI open-source projects in 2017&18.

I’m the Founder & Chairman of the German-Chinese Association of AI.

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