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2017 China Artificial Intelligence Summit Is Held in Nanjing

On September 12th, the 2017 China artificial intelligence summit(CAIS 2017), most important activity of 2017 China (Nanjing) golden autumn economic and trade fair was held in Nanjing. More than 30 well-known scientists in the field of artificial intelligence(AI) ,enterprise leaders and more than 1500 professional visitors attended the summit. In the summit, Nanjing economic & technological development zone and China academy of information and communications technology (CAICT) have signed a contract to jointly build AI demonstration base and Nanjing municipal government has formally hired eight academic and business representatives to serve as the consultants for AI industry development.

The summit is a top-level AI summit held in China after release of “Development Planning on A New Generation of Artificial Intelligence". With the theme of “innovation·revolution·breakthrough" , it is jointly sponsored by Nanjing municipal people's government and Jiangsu provincial science and technology department.

Wu Xiang, vice inspector of innovation development division of ministry of science and technology, and Liu Duo, president of China information communication research institute and secretary-general of China AI industry development alliance made a speech to the opening ceremony. In the summit, Jrgen Schmidhuber, German computer scientist and father of recurrent neural network, Zhou Zhihua,professor of computer department of Nanjing university and foreign academician of Academia Europaea, Li Kaifu, president and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, Wang Yongdong, senior vice-president of Microsoft and Hu Yu, CEO of Iflytek Co. Ltd respectively made keynote speeches. In addition, experts from famous enterprises such as Ali, Tencent, CreditX and Turing robot also attended the summit to get involved in the discussion about technology and industry. Eight experts including Liu Duo, Jrgen Schmidhuber, Zhou Zhihua, Li Kaifu, Wang Yongdong, Hu Yu, Yu Kai and Yin Qi have been appointed as the consultants for AI industry development.

In recent years, Nanjing development zone has arranged the AI industry in advance and more than 55 AI technology enterprises have settled in the development zone including Horizon Robotics, Megvii,NEXTEV, FMC, etc. About 30 AI leading talents have been introduced in the development zone and the annual revenue of AI enterprises has reached 5.2 billion yuan.

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