The 7th World Intelligence Congress opened in Tianjin
On May 18, the opening ceremony of the 7th World Intelligence Congress and World Summit on Intelligent Technology Innovation and Cooperation was held at the National Convention and Exhibition Center (Tianjin). Wan Gang, Vice Chairman of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Chairman of the China Association for Science and Technology, delivered a keynote report. Chen Min’er, Secretary of Tianjin Municipal CPC Committee, delivered a speech. Singaporean Minister for National Development, Mr. Desmond Lee Ti-Seng, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Mogilev Region of Belarus, Anatoly Mikhailovich Isachanka, His Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for China (HMTC), Mr. John Edwards, Chinese Minister of Education, Mr. Huai Jinpeng, and Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. Wang Zhigang delivered speeches as well. Zhang Gong, mayor of Tianjin, presided the ceremony.
Wan Gang pointed out in his keynote report that the development of China’s artificial intelligence has been firmly grasping the main line of “enabling the substantial economy and supporting social development”; through the traction through application and demand, the opening of the innovation system, the leading role of the platform, the collaborative innovation among industry, academia, research and application, a research and development system and application ecology with Chinese characteristics has been formed, empowering the industrial upgrading and social progress, leading all fields of economy and society to leap from digitalization and networking to intelligence.
Chen Min’er pointed out that President Xi Jinping attaches great importance to the development of artificial intelligence and digital economy. With the theme of “Intelligence: Extensive Development Space. Sustainable Growth Driver”, the World Intelligence Congress will encourage all participants jointly to discuss new issues in the smart era and plan a new blueprint for the smart cooperation. Tianjin is willing to use the congress as a medium to exchange new ideas and technologies, further strengthen the interaction of science and technology, industrial cooperation and project implementation, seek a broader development space, more sustainable growth driver, and share the new opportunities of digital economy development.
Mr. Desmond Lee Ti-Seng commented that this year’s congress has brought together like-minded professionals from all around the world to discuss experiences and innovative solutions related to artificial intelligence. Singapore will take the 15th anniversary of the development and construction of the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city as an opportunity to deepen its cooperation with Tianjin in the sustainable development and smart city construction, strengthen exchanges and mutual understanding, as well as open a new chapter of cooperation.
Isachanka said that the World Intelligence Congress is an important platform for scientists and entrepreneurs to discuss the frontier trends in the development of artificial intelligence, gathering the world’s best representatives in the field of intelligence, and Tianjin is the concentration of artificial intelligence industry. He hopes to exchange and share experience as well as knowledge in the field of artificial intelligence in order to promote cooperation between the two sides to achieve more practical results.
A series of activities such as projects signing, parallel forums, smart technology exhibition, competitions and smart experience will be held during the 7th World Intelligence Congress, and nearly 500 enterprises listed on the Forbes Top 500 both domestic and abroad and well-known technology enterprises will take part in the exhibition, making every effort to build an international event with gathering of innovative resources, leading industrial development and better smart experience.
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