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Xiamen to hold national AI summit

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Aug 7, 2019


The AI industry is on the move again. It becomes a powerful engine for the digital development of Xiamen. [Photo/VCG]

The First China Artificial Intelligence Summit will be held in Xiamen in eastern China's Fujian province on Aug 9, providing an interactive platform for talented personnel in related industry, local media reported.

The summit will feature several forums. Some of the big names in the AI industry in China – including Ni Guangnan and Gao Wen, academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering – will deliver keynote speeches.

In addition, the results of a multimedia information recognition technology competition, which has run for 80 days, will be released during the summit.

The competition was organized by the Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Ministry of Public Security.

"We aimed to organize the most authoritative competition with international standards in the field of AI in China, in a bid to create an AI and big data application platform in Xiamen in the future," according to the event's organizing committee.

The AI industry is becoming a powerful engine for the digital development of Xiamen.

At present, the city has more than 200 AI enterprises, covering image recognition, voice recognition, human-computer interactions and other fields.