(Yicai Global) Aug. 17 -- Science and technology magazine MIT Technology Review released its 35 Innovators Under 35 2017 yesterday. Six of the talents on the list are Chinese, and two of them are from China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. [NYSE:BABA].
Wang Gang, Alibaba's artificial intelligence chief scientist, and Wu Hanqing from Alibaba's cloud technology subsidiary Alibaba Cloud Computing Co. made the cut, as did Tracy Chou, a software engineer at Pinterest, Wafa Games founder Kathy Gong, Royole Corp. founder Bill Liu and AutoX founder Xiao Jianxiong.
The list, known as TR35, was started in 1999. A total of 17 Chinese were among the 820 nominees from 1999 to 2016. This year's TR35 was the first with two innovators from the same Chinese company.
Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Linux operating system inventor Linus Torvalds and Facebook Inc. [NASDAQ:FB] founder Mark Zuckerberg all have been on the list in the past.
Wang Gang was a professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and joined Alibaba's AI lab in March. He is responsible for the development of machine learning, computer vision and natural language processing. Wu Hanqing joined Alibaba in 2005 and participated in the creation of application security systems for the group's Taobao, Alipay, Alibaba Cloud and other platforms.