Founded on March 2014, Synced (Chinese site: jiqizhixin.com) is the first Chinese media entity to focus solely on reporting Machine Intelligence technologies. Currently being China’s most influential content creator in this space, Synced’s goal is to produce professional and authoritative editorial content in all fields relating to Machine Intelligence: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Neuroscience, and any emerging technologies to come. Synced is a dedicated platform for those wishing to learn more about cutting-edge technology and discover how to ride the forthcoming waves of this new technological revolution. The team at Synced works hard to initiate the discussion regarding human-technology relationships, to inspire imagination and creativity, and to encourages its readers to reflect upon the future of human-machine interactions.
With a readership in excess of 500,000 across multiple platforms, Synced’s diverse audience includes corporate executives, industry experts, academic scholars, well-known investors, graduate students, and ordinary people who are interested in Machine Intelligence. Many of these readers are Chinese-speaking researchers and engineers in top-tier universities and major technology corporations all over North America and Europe.
On China’s largest social network and content sharing platform, WeChat, Synced has more than 190,000 subscribers with a daily readership exceeding 50,000. It also has a daily total page visit exceeding 20,000 on other platforms such as Baidu, TouTiao.com , Netease and Sohu.
The creation of Synced filled a critical gap in the Chinese science and technology media scene. The professionalism, practicality, and thoughtfulness of the team behind Synced are widely recognized and commended by subscribers and third-parties. Being a key content provider for major Chinese content distribution platform, Synced received the title of Huxiu’s Top Ten Content Provider of 2015, TouTiao’s Best Vertical-Media of 2015, TouTiao’s 2016 Tech-Media of 2016, 2016 Media of the Year Reward by Microsoft China PR Team. Synced also proudly served as APEC Global VR Summit’s chief technology media, the sole Chinese media partner for the AI Frontier Conference in Silicon Valley, and as the sole invited Chinese media for the Brain Forum 2016 in Switzerland. Medium even officially honored Synced as one of the top writers in Artificial Intelligence.
Aside from editorial pieces, Synced also conducted numerous in-depth interviews with industry leaders, providing valuable insight on industry dynamics. Past interviewees include, but not limited to: the “Godfather” of Reinforcement Learning – Professor Richard Sutton from the University of Alberta, Chief Scientist at Baidu Research Silicon
Valley and adjunct professor at Stanford University – Andrew Ng, Professor Eric P. Xing from Carnegie Mellon University, Microsoft Research’s Chief Artificial Intelligence Scientist Deng Li , senior research scientist Greg Corrado at Google, professor Qiang Yang from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the founders of MXNet, Duke University’s Vice Provost for Research – Professor Lawrence Carin, Professor Jack Gallant from UC Berkeley, and Nobel Laureate Randy Schekman.
In addition to it’s core media roles, Synced also provides multiple business services to the Machine Intelligence industry, such as financial consulting, vertical integration consulting, globalization strategy, and talent acquisition.To date, Synced has over 10 multiple success for these additional services. Backed by Comet Labs, TouTiao, Source Code Capital, iFLYTEK and MorningSide VC, Synced has become an integrated Machine Intelligence industry platform, branching out in media, incubator, investment, and data platform services.