As the key driver of the new industrial revolution, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a profound impact on the world economy, social progress and people's daily life. To respond to the call from the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China — "the Internet, big data and AI technologies must power the real economy in order to support the national innovation-driven strategy, help China embrace the new global technological revolution and industrial transformation" — and support Shanghai's global science-and-technology center building, Shanghai will host a global high-level AI conference, which will also serve as the world's premium AI cooperation and communication platform, to enable Shanghai's leading role in the coordinated development of AI industries and technological innovations.
Themed on "A NEW ERA EMPOWERED BY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE", this conference is featuring "globalization, sophistication, specialization and marketization". It will be a platform for ideas to converge and partnerships to blossom, where the world's most influential AI scientists, entrepreneurs and government officials will get together to deliver speeches and engage in high-level dialogues on leading AI technologies and trends as well as focuses of the AI industry. On this platform, the most prominent figures will share their thoughts, and the most cutting-edge technologies, products, applications and ideas will be presented, and some "Chinese solutions" combined with "world wisdom" will emerge, targeting some challenges shared by the entire humanity.
1) Basic Facts of the Conference
Name: World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018
Dates: September 17th-19th, 2018
Venue: West Bund, Xuhui, Shanghai, China
Theme: A NEW ERA EMPOWERED BY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Organizers: National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Cyberspace Administration of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Shanghai Municipal People's Government