Embracing the Age of General AI

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Co-hosted by Yale Club of Beijing and Yale Center Beijing. 


Event Time

Saturday, March 16, 2024


1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Presentation and Q&A

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Yale Center Beijing 
36th Floor Tower B of IFC Building 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue Chaoyang District, Beijing (Yong'anli Subway Station, Exit C) 


Registration and Fees

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Ticket: RMB 60 for Yale alumni, and participants of past Yale Center Beijing programs; RMB 80 for regular admission.

**The registration fee for the event is non-refundable. Unless due to a force majeure reason, Yale Center Beijing will not refund any part of the registration fee if a participant fails to attend the event.

Walk-ins will not be accepted.

The language of the event will be Chinese.. 

Note: Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.


The Event

Half a month ago, OpenAI released its first AI text-to-video model, Sora, which quickly gained worldwide popularity for its outstanding interactive capabilities and deep understanding of real-world scenes. In just two years, Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) has ushered us into a new era of the digital economy, from generating text and images to creating videos.

What opportunities and challenges will this transformation bring to various industries? How can we integrate it into our daily lives? On March 16, Yale alumni and experts in artificial intelligence from Microsoft and PayPal will share their latest insights and observations with us.




Jie Zhou CS ’ 02
Founder, Langtaojin Ltd.

Jie Zhou is the Founder of Langtaojin, which built the "She Community," the largest female community app in China, and established the Langtaojin performance-based ad network. He now focuses on the virtual world area. Prior to starting his company, he served as a technical director at Google, and as an early member of the global advertising team, participated in the development of various major aspects of Google's advertising business. In 2006, he was invited by Dr. Kai-Fu Lee to join the Google China team and was in charge of the technical development of Google's local product line.



Martin Ma PhD ’ 07
Founder & CEO, Happy Universe

Martin Ma is the founder and CEO of Happy Universe, a startup using AI and big data to help developers do cross border mobile app publishing. Dr. Ma holds a bachelor's degree in computer seience from Tsinghua University and a PhD in Computer Science from Yale University.



Shijing Fang
Sr. Principal Data Science Manager at Commercial Solution Sales, Microsoft
US Women in Data Science Ambassador Puget Sound

Shijing Fang leads the data scientist team at Microsoft to empower the Worldwide and Regional Commercial Solution Sales Division with AI innovative strategies. Her team delivers key data-driven monetization opportunities and investment insights in the areas of modern works, business applications, and security. Previously, she led a data scientist team at Microsoft Cloud Engineer Division. 



Zhining Deng
Head of the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Division, PayPal China

Zhining Deng currently serves as the head of the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence division at PayPal China and leads PayPal Global's Counter GenAI Fraud function. With a wealth of experience in machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, graph, and GenAI, Zhining has a strong track record in the full-cycle management and deployment of machine learning products. Under his leadership, his team has successfully launched multiple enterprise-level GenAI applications. Prior to joining PayPal, Zhining spent many years at Microsoft's headquarters in Seattle, where he focused on the research and management work in machine learning and data science.



Zhanglu Li
Partner, Wanrong Capital

Zhanglu Li has an extensive background in venture capital, having previously worked with HongShan, China Growth Capital, and Yiren Digital. Zhanglu has spearheaded investments in Full Truck Alliance, Airwallex, Archforce, Syrius Robotics, Reportify AI, and NEXTpls among others, and has been involved in numerous projects such as Opay, Bizseer, and Bairong. Zhanglu has served on the boards in different roles of over 20 companies. Previously he was involved with the incubation of the Yiren Digital, which was first Chinese fintech to IPO and launched one of China's first online lending products, utilizing big data and AI technologies.