Ethan Tu

 Edited by Startup Terrace Global Hack 2020 Editorial Team

▲ Ethan Tu, Taiwan AI Labs 

Ethan Tu

The founder of PTT (the biggest social network in Taiwan) and Taiwan AI Labs.


A native of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Tu holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in computer science at National Taiwan University (NTU).

Prior to founding Taiwan AI Labs in 2017, Tu worked in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop cancer detection systems and human genetic research in the US. In 2006, Tu started to work in Microsoft’s AI team and became a principal development manager in 2012.

The mission of Taiwan AI Labs is to develop next-generation AI solutions and define future experience with AI for the world. Currently, there are three areas that Taiwan AI Labs focus on “HealthCare,” “Smart City,” and “Human Interaction.” The labs collaborate with top research institutes in the world and work on cutting edge technologies in large-scale systems.