6th World Intelligence Congress opens in Tianjin

The Online Opening Ceremony and Development and Innovation Summit of the Sixth Intelligence Congress were held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Tianjin) on the morning of June 24, 2022.

Wan Gang, vice chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and chairman of the China Association for Science and Technology, delivered a keynote speech. Xiao Yaqing, Minister of Industry and Information Technology, Li Xiaohong, Dean of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Li Hongzhong, Secretary of the Communist Party of China Tianjin Municipal Committee, delivered speeches. And Zhang Gong, acting mayor of Tianjin Municipality, presided over the opening ceremony.

According to Wan Gang, China’s next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) is developing rapidly, showing trends and characteristics such as integrating technologies and expanding the functionality of monolithic AI, the heterogeneity of multi-source data, and the expansion of the connotations of distributed AI, as well as cross-border integration and scenario-based security and efficiency.

After five years of development, the World Intelligence Congress has become an international exchange platform and open bridge, where the new AI facts and achievements of the world are presented in a three-dimensional way. As a flagship AI event carefully organized by the Municipality of Tianjin, the World Intelligence Congress has become a showcase for China to showcase the development of the AI ​​industry to the world.” IA.

Li Hongzhong said that Tianjin Municipality is committed to building an AI pioneer city and has followed a five-year path characterized by maintaining the scientific spirit and flourishing the vitality of innovation, collecting innovative elements and the rise of smart industries, as well as the contribution of digital to all business sectors and an entirely new aspect of the smart city.

In the future, Tianjin will strive to create innovation conglomerates, vigorously implement the city’s development strategy, deepen the reform of the science and technology system, and accelerate the construction of the “Tianjin Smart Port”.

Representatives from the Congress’ guest of honor, Tom Duke, UK Trade Envoy to China, and Yuval Waks, Deputy Ambassador of the Israeli Embassy to China, delivered a keynote address and a video message presentation, respectively. According to them, the successful organization of the Congress fully demonstrates the great vitality and importance of China, and especially Tianjin, in today’s technology-driven world.

They hope to further promote technological cooperation and economic and trade exchanges with China through the World Intelligence Congress platform.

Subsequently, the development and innovation summit took place in the context of the conference. Gong Ke, former president of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and executive director of the China Institute for Next-Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Strategies, chaired the summit.

During the event, 12 guests gave successive speeches on site or via video message. Among these guests are Zhou Ji, Yin Qi (Co-founder and CEO of Megvii Technology), Liu Liehong (President of China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd.), Yang Yuanqing (President and CEO of Lenovo Group), Zeng Yi (Board Member and CEO of China Electronics Corporation), Nabil Habayeb (Senior Vice President of GE and President and CEO of GE International Markets), Zhou Hongyi (Founder of the 360 ​​​​​​Group), Thomas Sargent (Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and Professor of Economics at New York University), Chen Xudong (IBM General Manager for China), Liu Jiren (Founder and Chairman of Neusoft), Wang Yusuo (Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENN Group), and Wang Jian ( academic of Chinese Academy of Engineering and founder of Alibaba Cloud).

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