Jack Ma: The next three decades belong to people who can "make good use of the internet technology".
Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said in his speech at the opening ceremony of the third World Internet Conference (WIC) Wednesday that in the future, data will be the means of production and computing is productivity.
"The next three decades are the most critical years that should be seized by people. As new technologies will be integrated into every aspect of traditional industries, wherever you are, and whoever you are, every one of us will be a part of this great change," Ma said.
He said the next three decades will not only be dominated by internet companies, but also by enterprises, countries and young people that can "make good use of the internet technology."
"Only by making internet technology and resources available to everyone, we can make benefit significantly to human welfare."
Robin Li: The era of mobile internet has ended and AI is the new opportunity
Robin Li, chairman and CEO of Baidu Inc, delivered a speech at the plenary session of the third WIC Wednesday, saying it is no longer possible for a unicorn to appear in mobile internet market.
"As the penetration rate of internet has exceeded 50 percent, the market's development has entered a relative stable stage," Li said.
Li, mentioning artificial intelligence (AI)'s application in Baidu's driverless vehicle, internet of things, and automatic translation service, said he is excited every time when he thinks about the possibilities that AI may bring to everyone, every industry and every country.
"The era of AI will bring great changes, which means we need to re-imagine everything, every industry and every market," he said.
Pony Ma: Internet companies should further cultivate Chinese market
Pony Ma, chairman and CEO of Tencent Holdings Ltd, said to media during the third WIC that Chinese internet industry's development has distinct Chinese characteristics.
"In the long march to build China into an internet power, Chinese internet companies should not just be a spectator but have the responsibility to contribute their powers," he said.
"There are many Chinese mobile internet products and services leading in the world. As recent media reports, even Silicon Valley has begun to learn from innovations in Chinese internet."
Ma said Chinese market is large and deep enough for internet companies to focus on and he is confident that Chinese companies are competitive players in international mobile internet market.
Lei Jun: AI will be the next technological tipping point of internet economy
Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Xiaomi Corp, has predicted that artificial intelligence (AI) will be the next technological turning point of the internet economy.
"AI is leading innovations in a variety of fields and all directions. One or two years later, there will be successful AI products emerging in the Chinese market," he said.
Speaking at the third World Internet Conference, Lei said smartphones would need to integrate a large number of AI technologies.
"The smartphone is a high tech product, which is why there are only a few companies in the world that can do well making smartphones," he said.
Lei said China's internet development had been world-class and it was now leading the world in many fields, especially in mobile internet innovation.
Zhou Hongyi: Cybersecurity will become an important support for building a community of common future in cyberspace
Zhou Hongyi, chairman and CEO of Qihoo 360 Technology Co, said to media during the third WIC Wednesday that with the popularity of internet of things (IoT) and internet of everything, internet has become the basis of the whole social operation.
"Paying no attention to the cybersecurity in the era of internet of everything means not only the key infrastructures even social management, business operations and urban operations will suffer catastrophic consequences," Zhou said.
He said internet attacks in the era of IoT, whether in the degree or scope of damage, can be bigger. "As IoT connect internet, virtual and real world together, the original virtual attack on internet will cause real damage in the physical world."
Zhou said no countries can be a spectator or survivor in front of internet attacks and everyone is a victim. "Cybersecurity will become an important support for building a community of common future in cyberspace."