our species depends on urgently improving understanding of peoples across hemispheres- none more so than east-west; two thirds of humans live on the continent of asia with a few more per cent of the world's population living in what have emerged as the extraordinary productive hi-tech islands - japan, taiwan , hk, singapore. by the late 19th century all of the people on the asian continent had been colonised or had their trading systems blocked by western empires- primarly britain's. given this, we find it extraordinary valuable to study how 3 people from the orient travelled to the west and went on to change both hemispheres: gandhi
fazle abed

jack ma
below we look at how jack ma's first trip to the usa - seattle 1995 changed the world. he was then his city hangzhou's most popular english teacher- amazon's launch of ecommerce he returned to china to form a network with energetic youth and extraordinary investors including japan's hi tech billionnaire masa son and the silicon valley founder of yahoo jerry yang- how can ecommerce and efinance create the most jobs when china's web infrasucture arrives-?
Having become one of the world's biggest marketmakers, ma was tech city host of china's g20 2016 and at the un he was invited to become worldwide youth jobs adviser;in 2017 he announced that from 2019 september he would return full time to education- according to ma he couldnt see how to impact the 4 most vital social markets with commerce- this web tracks his progress as a return to full time education and his goal of celebrating how the sdg generation can change education , health, green markets, sports and arts markets

unlike ma, gandhi and abed travelled to britain in their teens - gandhi to study law in 1880s, abed to study engineering and shipping at glasgow uni of 1950s.--all three changed the livelihoods and sustainability of hundreds of millions of people in the race to end systemic poverty. unlike gandhi, graduate abed's 10 year spent ascending to become regional ceo of royal dutch shell gave him the perfect mix of engineering and admin experience to empower the poorest to nation build

https://www.jackmafoundation.org.cn/ welcome to digital silk road plus 6 youth Belt Road Maps ... Changing Education - the most exciting times to parent or grow up sustainably. Our old versions: EW , AU ...how can web maximise sme value and job creating education? -help welcomed in compiling top 100 alumni networks of alibabauni.com -UNited fintech & edutech & 17 goals-- notes on china's greatest educators ggv podcast limebike.. sinica -notes who's helping jos number 1 educator? Kenyann, Bangla girls Tsinghua, olympians-for-all, IR4-forhumans - rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

official alibaba (also notable apps - eg missing children )
*taobao university up to 100 million alumni in China - received training on how to taobao; as of 2017 established 1311 taobao e-commerce villages
*Damo Academy 1 2 started with 15 billion dollar investment by jack ma's as intercity top notch research on humanising livelihood advantages of major components of Industrial Rev 4 such as AI, blockchain, internet of things .. related IR4 at world economic forum: san francisco hub; wef summer china summoit
*gateway17 ma's 3000 citizens and leaders one day masterclass in ecommerce
*ma's personal mentoring (aka efounders) of first 100 entrepreneur chorts chosen with unctad and developing nations that have asked jack ma to help
+Aliresearch 1 tsinghua alumni network of Ying Lowrey's SME curriculum aligned to AliBaba model
Podcast Ant Finance

*hong kong 100 million dollar youth entrepreneur fund: AI webs 1 2 : Jumpstarter competition.-see also hk youth entrepreneur curricula YFS & MIT -- taiwan ma entrepreneur fund
*alibaba entrepreneur fund
*poverty funds 1 :: blockchain research china poverty association 1 - alibaba 0.3 revenue to green foundation 1
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jack ma- when i first studied (e)commerce in states i was surprised to find that each market was dominated by 2 or 3 manufacturers- i decided to design china ecommerce to maxise small enterprise suppliers and local jobs

.ying lowrey is tsinghua's professor of small enterprises- her book alibaba way is eyeopening:

foreword by nobel economist edmund phelps, columbia....Alibaba uses information technology to enable mass innovation to flourish.and to improve the lives of the people

related tsinghua - innovation events
lowrey beijing coorindtaor of aliresearch whose dean at hq is Hongbing Gao

Ai in education
around grade 5 - a
around12th grade - about 50 podcasts and notes here
10th grade ai history from circa 1996?
15th grade ai earlier 2018 Kai-Fu Lee hope was us would lead ai discovery, china implementation
15th grade china top50 ai
15th grade 14 billion dollar uniciorn ai in china - wef 2018 review- speakers Speakers: - Dai Wenyuan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, 4th Paradigm Data & Technology Co., People's Republic of China. - Huang Dinglong, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Malong Technologies, People's Republic of China. - Wendell Wallach, Scholar, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University, USA. - Wang Xiaoming, Director, Center for Innovation Strategy and Policy Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, People's Republic of China. - Yuan Hui, Chairman, Shanghai Xiaoi Robot Technology, People's Republic of China.
.partners of ma &
*jack ma chairs cen 1- 2 = china's 50 most respomnsible businessmen - search curricula funds etc - location close to tsingua beijng

example founder of shanghai conglomerate fosun actively celebrates CEN, and partners in one of Jack Ma's universities at hangzhou and supports new york greatest yoth-led arts movement singforhope.com

co-sponsor: wise@beijing: Zhejiang Zhipu Foundation Founded by the six founding members of Alibaba Group, Zhejiang Zhipu Foundation supports rural education and promotes healthy and sustainable relationship between human and the society, as well as between human and the nature.
Guterres UN Digital Cooperation Panel #DigitalCooperation
The Panel is expected to raise awareness about the transformative impact of digital technologies across society and the economy, and contribute to the broader public debate on how to ensure a safe and inclusive digital future for all, taking into account relevant human rights norms.

Panel Members


Panel members

  • Mohammed Al Gergawi (UAE), Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, UAE
  • Yuichiro Anzai (Japan), Senior Advisor and Director of Center for Science Information Analysis, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • Nikolai Astrup (Norway), Minister of International Development, Norway
  • Vinton Cerf (USA), Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
  • Fadi ChehadĂ© (USA), Partner at ABRY Partners
  • Isabel Guerrero Pulgar (Chile), Director, IMAGO Global Grassroots and Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Marina Kaljurand (Estonia), Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace
  • Bogolo Kenewendo (Botswana), Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Botswana
  • Akaliza Keza Ntwari (Rwanda), ICT advocate and entrepreneur
  • Marina Kolesnik (Russian Federation), senior executive, entrepreneur and WEF Young Global Leader
  • Doris Leuthard (Switzerland), Head of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Switzerland
  • Cathy Mulligan (United Kingdom), Co-Director of Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency
  • Edson Prestes (Brazil), Professor, Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
  • Kira Radinsky (Israel), Director of Data Science, eBay
  • Nanjira Sambuli (Kenya), Digital Equality Advocacy Manager, World Wide Web Foundation
  • Sophie Soowon Eom (Republic of Korea), Founder of Adriel AI and Solidware
  • Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah (Australia), Secretary General, CIVICUS
  • Jean Tirole (France), Chairman of the Toulouse School of Economics and the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse
The deliberations of the Panel will be supported by a small secretariat, co-led by:
  • Amandeep Singh Gill (India), Executive Director, Secretariat of the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation (ex officio)
  • Jovan Kurbalija, (Serbia), Executive Director, Secretariat of the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation (ex officio)
  • Patrick Bolton, Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
  • Markus Brunnermeier, Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Economics, Princeton University
  • Bengt Holmstrom, 2016 Nobel Laureate, Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics, MIT
  • Lars Peter Hansen, 2013 Nobel Laureate, David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, Statistics, Booth School of Business & The College, University of Chicago
  • Preston McAfee, Most Recently Served as Chief Economist and Corp VP at Microsoft
  • Christopher Pissarides, 2010 Nobel Laureate, Regius Professor of Economics, LSE
  • Yingyi Qian, Distinguished Professor and Dean of School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University
  • Alvin Roth, 2012 Nobel Laureate, The Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics, Stanford University
  • Thomas Sargent, 2011 Nobel Laureate, W.R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Business, New York University
  • Michael Spence, 2001 Nobel Laureate, William R. Berkley Professor in Economics & Business, NYU Stern
  • Steve Tadelis, Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
  • Neng Wang, Chong Khoon Lin Professor of Real Estate & Professor of Finance, Columbia Business School
  • Shangjin Wei, Professor of Finance and Economics, Professor of International Affairs, and N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia University
  • Wei Xiong, Trumbull-Adams Professor of Finance, Princeton University
  • Chenggang Xu, Quoin Professor in Economic Development, University of Hong Kong, Professor of Economics, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
the wicked problem of missing curricula youth most need- as jack says this is a huge problem; correspondenmce case posted may 2018: moreover we have atended many world bank youth summits where missing curricula have been pitched and everyone cheered the value but getiing each different nation to newly cetrtify suc new learning is a fools erand
-here part of a specific example- do you know a missing peer to peer curricula that needs similar linking in

I am staying at brac in bangaldesh my favorite girls education network in the world as well as largest ngo in wortld and partnership networkwe will see dean of james grant school of public health at brac university tomorrow- do you still have any message you wanted passed to brac about the peer to peer adolescent health program you and lancet have been building? we are mainly working with brac's overall education director as specified directly by sir fazle abed when i met him in qatar 2017 - sir fazle kindly gave a lot of his time to remembrance parties of my dad norman macrae at the japan embassy in dhaka in 2012more generally brac and jack ma started fin tech partnership earlier this month with brac's BkashSMS in bangladesh but for s asia (the whole 2 billion of china's neigbors particularly poorest girls on china south and south westren borders), for sustainabiliuty generation to scale and gain from these 2 superstars we believe partnering relations will broaden into looking at skills education ; we will be trying to form team both on bangladesh and china side to monitor this however fast or slow it goesmostofa has been working on bangladesh side for very long time- he also worked with modjtabia sadria then at aga khan in london while they were in london at time muhammad yunus was at his social business peak ; i believe modjtabia is now back in iran after some years with paul at monash? ( i didnt get to pauls grn summit in jordan 2006; i believe sadria did; i note that jack ma just made donation to queen of jordans education fund)

we are trying to invite any university student to form a club to see where is the nexus between what students most want to study practically and training that sir fazle and jack ma could mooc or otherwise maximally distribute to benefit livelihoods- togther the names of jack ma and sir fazle can be a top 100 web and top 1 web for open action learning- in branding terms this is easy as long as we quickly get all best friends of ma and abed signed up at one launch summit blessed by china and on the road to ma's sponsorship of huge expo at tokyo olympics

after 8 visits to beijing i am reasonably confident that we can get as much additional support as we want from tsinghua university in beijing (over there they know thgere are half a billion undre 30s and that china cant afford any youth left legless by mismatch between jobs and what colleges like examining-- ) additionally tsinghua with aiib is heavily into belt road pitches to india this year so education can be 2 for 1 so to speak
as long as both jack ma and sir fazle have approved a subject area as being one that needs development in this type 2 pee to peer or apprentice mode i believe we can help scale missing curricula

as you think you know i first met pauil komesdroff in 2004- i love everything he was trying to create volunteer expereinces abroad around monash and medics and cultural/arts translators;I hope we can find the right way to linkin monash as this idea gains momentum
coming soon at wechatuni : difficult questions like what happens when ai or robotic intelligence is inside your phone?
- world's largest market fund Yu'e Bao Sesame Credit score

Thursday, December 27, 2018

links damo dec 2018


  • Machine Intelligence
  • Data Computing
  • Robotics
  • Machine Intelligence
    Research Area Overview
    The Alibaba Damo Academy’s Machine Intelligence Research Sector utilizing researches in cutting-edge machine intelligence’s theories and applications, especially the machine learning, helps industries to improve efficiency in retailing, , transportation, service, medical and judiciary sector, etc. Alibaba Damo is devoted to facilitate the revolutionary in fields, including economics, space technology, automatic control, computer design, and manufacturing, etc.
    The machine intelligence research sector encompasses five labs, namely Speech Lab, Vision Lab, Language Technology Lab, Decision Intelligence Lab, and City Brain Lab.
    Research Area Leader
    Rong JinHead of Machine Intelligence Technology
    He was a faculty member of the Computer and Science Engineering Dept. at Michigan State University. His research is focused on statistical machine learning and its application to information retrieval. He published over 200 technique papers, mostly on the top conferences and prestigious journals. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transaction at Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI) and ACM Transaction at Knowledge Discovery from Data. Dr. Jin holds Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. He received the NSF career award in 2006, and the best paper award from COLT in 2012.
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    Data Computing
    Research Area Overview
    The Alibaba Damo data computing aims to reconstruct and converge the open, secure, agile and ecological information infrastructure, solve computational problems of function, efficiency and energy consumption, meet the needs of real-time interconnection, information sharing and intelligent applications among people, machines and objects, and eventually form a globalized intelligent computing ecosystem.

    Research Area Overview
    The Alibaba Damo Academy’s Robotics Research Sector is engaged in cutting-edge development in fields including environment perception, high-precision positioning, decision-making, intelligent control, etc.
    Based on robot technology, Alibaba Damo focuses on R&D and application in unmanned driving and unmanned logistics, also it is committed to remodeling the value in traditional industries, such as automobile, logistics, service sector, etc.
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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Alibaba Sets Up Chipmaking Subsidiary, First Chip to be Released in June 2019

Alibaba Group, the biggest e-commerce company in China, is setting up its own chipmaking subsidiary, 

Friday, December 14, 2018

Refer to www.afstoday.org/aaa2018-program/ for most updated program.

12:30 PMRegistration
1:00 PMOpening Speech
1:02 PMVenue host introduction
1:05 PMKeynote

Kyle Fry, Chief Financial Officer, MLG Blockchain
1:25 PMKeynote

Grace Chen, Director of Investment Sourcing, Meixin Finance
“Wealth Tech Deep Dive”
1:45 PMKeynote

Liang Bai, Founder, 01Caijing and 01 Thinktank
“Super-corn: Chinese Fintech Investing Leading the World”
 Startup TrackInstitution Track
2:10 PMJudge introductionTheme: Fintech in Institutions — Innovation in Value Transaction

Sebastien Meunier, Senior Manager, Chappuis Halder & Co. “Action: Blockchain in Financial Institutions”
S. M. Quamrul Hasan, Senior Procurement Specialist, The World Bank
“Global e-GP Architecture using Blockchain Technology”
Hee Lee, Partner, Financial Services, Ernst & Young
“Is Auditing Dead in the Era of Blockchain”
David Zhang, Head of Securitized Products Research, MSCI “AI mortgage models”
2:25 PMExplanation of Competition Rules
2:30 PMFintech startups Competition

Zhenghua Zhang, Founder and CEO, Unpay
Tra Vu, COO, Kambria and OhmniLabs
Visraant Lyer, Co-founder and CFO, Chord
Hugo Renaudin, CEO, LGOMarkets
5:00 PMVolunteer recognition and group photo
 Evening Black-Tie Award Ceremony
5:00 PMRegistration and Networking
6:00 PMKeynote

Alex Mashinsky, Managing Partner, Governing Dynamics
“How Can a Blockchain Startup Raise $1Billion VC Funding”
6:30 PMKeynote

William Nichols, Senior Advisor, Information Architecture and Innovation, US Treasury Office of Financial Research (invited and accepted, await corporate approval)
“Standards, Standards, Standards in the Singularity of Blockchain Explosion”
7:00 PMDinner, and Toast Speeches by Judges, Contestants, VIP ticket holders, and AaA Committee members
8:00 PMAward Announcement and AaA Winner Speech
8:10 PMJudge Panel Discussion: Competition Review
8:40 PMBloomberg TV Interview with AaA Winners by Kathleen Hays

AaA 2018 Winner (to be determined by the competition on January 18th)
AaA 2017 Winner L.D. Salmanson CEO of Cherre

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Advancing Sustainable Development in China

BY |DECEMBER 21, 2018
By MA Lei
In Beijing, China, last month, the Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management released their second annual report of the China Sustainable Development Indicator System (CSDIS), a sustainability indicator framework and annual ranking of the sustainability performance of Chinese cities and provinces, at an event attended by over one hundred people from academia, industry, government and the media.
“Evaluation Report on the Sustainable Development of China (2018),” a report on the project, was published as a prestigious “blue book” in China last month.
Hosted by the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE), the Program’s research partner and leading policy think tank in China, the event celebrated the second launch of the CSDIS as well as the publication of a Chinese “blue book” on the project, a prestigious academic publication in China. The publication, titled “Evaluation Report on the Sustainable Development of China (2018),” was sponsored by AliResearch, the research arm of the Alibaba Group.
CAI Jijun, the deputy chief editor of the Social Sciences Academics Press of China, the publisher of the blue book, opened the event by sharing the strict criteria that went into selecting this particular report for blue book publication, as it was selected as part of the national 13th Five-Year Key Publishing Project. Blue books provide scientific basis for macro-level decision-making and serve national strategic needs, and CAI shared how sustainable development is inevitably important for China’s current stage of development.
Moderated by ZHANG Dawei, CCIEE’s vice chairman and secretary-general, the audience then heard from WANG Jun, a member of CCIEE’s academic committee, and Satyajit Bose, associate director of the Research Program and associate professor of practice at Columbia’s School of Professional Studies. Speaking on the CSDIS project, WANG was confident that through our joint efforts we can continue to improve different sectors’ understanding of sustainable development and encourage implementation of its solutions. Satyajit Bose used an ancient Chinese proverb to convey that there are two sides of everything and that for China to measure its healthy development it cannot solely focus on higher GDP; sustainability is a key factor, and he hopes this project continues to contribute to that each year.
HAO Jianbin, secretary-general of the AliResearch Academic Committee, spoke on some of the progress that China has been making, including how Alibaba is implementing sustainable strategies in their own day-to-day business operations. With AliResearch’s new relationship with CCIEE and the Research Program, HAO sees Alibaba now having even more opportunities in absorbing and implementing practical sustainability strategies.
In the second part of the event, ZHANG Huanbo, a researcher from CCIEE, and GUO Dong, associate director of the Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management, introduced this year’s research results of the China Sustainable Development Indicator System (CSDIS).
Dong Guo introduces this year’s CSDIS.
The biggest change from last year’s system is that 30 more cities were added to this year’s analysis, up to 100 from 70. Interestingly, one of the newly added cities, Zhuhai, ranked number one among all 100 cities in overall sustainable development, outperforming economic powerhouses like Beijing and Shenzhen. Zhuhai showed a true balance of performance in each of the five categories the system scores and ranks: economic development, social welfare & livelihood, environmental resources, consumption & emissions, and environmental management, earning it the top spot.
The event ended with a panel discussion on leveraging information to implement sustainable development strategies. Moderated by Satyajit Bose, the panel featured YANG Jun, strategy director of the Alibaba Cloud Research; LV Haiqi, deputy director of the International Statistical Information Center, National Bureau of Statistics of China; ZHANG Jianzhi, researcher from the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office; and MA Lei, the China program officer of the Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management.
Satyajit Bose moderates a panel featuring YANG Jun, LV Haiqi, ZHANG Jianzhi, MA Lei.
As a “big data” expert, YANG thinks that big data is crucial in both cost savings and quality assurance when implementing sustainability strategies such as transportation data. By collecting a city’s transportation and traffic data real time and consistently, for example, a city could easily forecast the traffic times each day and inform citizens to choose more suitable transportation plans of the day. ZHANG has extensive experience in implementing pollution control through international cooperation, as well as using various mechanisms to get diverse actors to comply with environmental treaties. Besides government-only efforts, she sees that the awareness of public and private sectors have also largely improved. She commented that the CSDIS is of great help for Chinese cities to understand sustainable development and encourage healthy competition for cities across the globe. In response to the question, “What are some of the pitfalls that we should be concerned about in trying to measure something that is so multi-dimensional as sustainable development,” LV stated that although GDP is an important indicator and it will always play an unsubstituted role in measuring development, sustainable development is far more comprehensive. LV is aware of the fact that the CSDIS program has faced the hardship of ensuring data quality, but thinks this problem is being solved each year under China’s National Statistical Bureau’s yearly adjusted management standards. MA Lei shared her understanding of ways in which younger generations in both the US and China approach sustainable development. In China, for example, 37% of millennials are willing to spend more money to support environmentally-responsible brands; in the US, about 87% of millennials would be more loyal to a company that helps them contribute to social and environmental issues. MA, who always has reusable bags and utensils in her purse to substitute the use of plastics, has confidence in her generation’s growing behavioral change toward ethical and sustainable consumption.
Getting back to the CSDIS, the panelists agreed that “high-quality development” is a term often referred to and heard in today’s China, but its concept is actually similar to that of sustainable development. Essentially, China can’t just pursue high-speed economic development without fully considering people’s livelihood and environmental sustainability. These considerations are reflected in the five major categories of the China Sustainable Development Indicator System, which shall be updated and improved annually.

MA Lei is China program officer for the Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management.