Zhang Lei to drive YY’s tech op­er­a­tions as vice-pres­i­dent

China Daily - - BUSINESS -

Chi­nese video-based so­cial net­work YY Inc named Zhang Lei as vice-pres­i­dent in charge of tech­nol­ogy, fol­low­ing the re­cent an­nounce­ment that Lu Pengjun is the com­pany’s new CTO. Af­ter tak­ing over, Zhang will lead big data and al­go­rithm teams to pro­mote the com­pany’s busi­ness in the ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence sec­tor. Zhang will also be in charge of the de­vel­op­ment of YY’s AI-en­abled fea­ture that makes rec­om­men­da­tions and fa­cil­i­tates per­son­al­iza­tion. Prior to join­ing YY, Zhang served as the CTO of AI com­pany Tian­rang In­tel­li­gence and de­vel­oped its AI Go (Chi­nese chess game) player that de­feated the world’s youngest Go cham­pion Ke Jie in late 2017.

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