The World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) officially opened in Shanghai on Thursday under the theme of “Intelligent Connectivity, Indivisible Community” with hundreds of speakers and industry experts sharing their insights on the latest developments in AI.
Shanghai Party Secretary Li Qiang told the opening ceremony that technological advancements and digital connectivity schemes have helped business recovery and the restoration of normal life.
“Countries around the world share their virus-fighting experience through digital infrastructure and this also helps boost confidence for favorable development in the future,” he said.
“Shanghai will keep its opening-up stance to connect global resources and bring cutting-edge solutions to the city,” Li said.
“Scientific research is an important part of cross-border collaboration and AI provides powerful support for such partnership. We hope to join hands with other nations to answer this era’s questions and challenges,” he noted.
Shanghai also aims to build an open collaborative platform to improve urban management. It will use new technologies to improve life quality for residents.
The Zhangjiang Science City, East China Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Base and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group have become three designated application areas for AI technologies in the city.
IBM Project Debater, United Imaging’s AI solultion, Baidu’s language-learning algorithm and Carnegie Melon University’s automated causal discovery platform were awarded the Super AI Leader Award during the ceremony.