Derek Haoyang Li

Derek Haoyang Li

Founder and Chief Education Technology Scientist at Squirrel AI Learning

If you’re looking to be motivated by a stirring entrepreneur, look no further, Derek Haoyang Li is your guy. No wonder he was awarded a spot as one of “the Top 30 AI- Entrepreneur in China”.

Derek Haoyang Li, the founder of Squirrel AI Learning, is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded two publicly-listed companies, and one of the companies has a market cap of $200 million. Squirrel AI Learning is the leading and award-winning AI + education innovator and unicorn at the forefront of K12 AI revolution. Within 3 years of its product release, Squirrel AI Learning has established more than 2,300 learning centers in China and hosted the first series of human-vs-AI competitions in the Asia-Pacific region and proved the AI’s success. Squirrel AI Learning is recognized by Deloitte as one of the top 10 Global AI enterprises with high growth. Squirrel AI Learning is included in the MIT Review TR50 Smartest Company in China Award. Stanford Graduate School of Business also published a case study on Squirrel AI Learning.

How did Li get to where he is? Unsurprisingly, he is a genius with numbers and earned first place at the Chinese Mathematical Olympiad. He was also selected into Shanghai Jiaotong University’s prestigious Computer Science Experimental Program. Squirrel AI Learning is not his only venture, the serial entrepreneur has also created several novel educational innovations such as “Concepts on Nano-scaled knowledge Components”, “AI-Model-Adapted Learning-Skills-Decomposition Methods” and more. Li is a frequent guest and speaker at world-renowned conferences and summits such as TechCrunch Disrupt, Singularity University Global Summit, and The AI Summit.

According to Derek Haoyang Li’s comments at the MQ! Innovation Summit 2019, artificial intelligence will play an increasingly important role in the near future. For example, it is well suited for the education sector: “With AI, children will have the best quality of education.” After all, behind such a teacher is not only the knowledge of one person, but the collective knowledge of all teachers in the world. This is a big advantage of AI.

However, there are repeated fears that humanity will fall by the wayside in the spread of artificial intelligence. According to Derek Haoyang Li, this is by no means a problem in reality. Instead, AI only further expands the possibilities for communication: “AI can understand a person in such a profound way.” It ultimately learns from the experiences of people and with people.

Squirrel AI Learning

Squirrel AI Learning is the leading and award-winning AI and education innovator and unicorn at the forefront of K12 AI revolution, and established more than 2,300 learning centers in China and is recognized by Deloitte as one of the top 10 Global AI enterprises with high growth.