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An ecosystem analysis of the AI industry, using the case of autonomous driving

Weiyue Wu (University of Oxford)
16:50–17:30 Wednesday, 10 October 2018
AI in the Enterprise
Location: Park Suite

Who is this presentation for?

  • AI project managers and those in business strategy and development

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of AI technologies and applications

What you'll learn

  • Understand the autonomous driving industry
  • Explore the key attributes in the AI ecosystem that every decision maker should know to make wise decisions
  • Learn how to predict the trajectory of the autonomous driving industry in the next 5–20 years and how to commercialize autonomous driving technology


Understanding the evolution of the AI industry requires a thorough consideration of the ecosystems of both the new entrants and the incumbents, which requires a closer look at the interdependencies of components in those ecosystems. On the one hand, bottlenecks from the new ecosystems may constrain the rising of technology. On the other, expansion opportunities can enhance the competitiveness of the old technology.

Weiyue Wu outlines a structured model to analyze the pace of AI industry substitution that considers the impact of ecosystems on the new AI industry and old technology. Weiyue then illustrates her point through a case study of autonomous driving, covering the tremendous amount of investments that go into this field (and whether these investments even make sense), exploring new business models, detailing why governments should support autonomous driving, and more.

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Weiyue Wu

University of Oxford

Weiyue Wu is an investment director at the Oxford Seed Fund. Previously, Weiyue was a founding member of PerceptIn, an autonomous robotics startup company in Silicon Valley, where she brought financial, commercial, and operational experience to the team, and a senior consultant on the automotive service team at Deloitte. She holds an MBA from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.