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City to host AI meet in July

The 2021 World Artificial Intelligence Conference will be held from July 8 to July 10 in Shanghai this year, according to the Shanghai Commission of Economy and Informatization.

This year’s event will continue to hold online conferences and exhibitions to attract as much participation as possible.

“Last year, we launched the online conference and exhibitions due to the pandemic, which achieved a far better result. The online views reached 250 million,” said Wu Jincheng, director of the commission.

This year’s WAIC will include a series of AI forums and AI technologies and devices exhibitions. The AI forums will discuss hot topic related to AI including “credible AI,” “AI and carbon neutrality” and “averting digital divide.”

So far, 10 winners of the Turing Award and Nobel Prize have agreed to participate in the conference. More than 50 foreign and domestic academicians will take part in discussions.

The exhibition area will cover 42,000 square meters in the Pudong New Area and Xuhui District, an increase of 120 percent compared with 2019. A special exhibition featuring AI in Shanghai will showcased in 400 square meters.

More than 300 exhibitors, including Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, ABB and SenseTime, will display their latest AI applications.


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