World Intelligence Congress (WIC2017), supported by WFEO-CEIT, was successfully held in Tianjin, China

World Intelligence Congress - WIC 2017 supported by WFEO-CEIT
 

Representatives of international organizations (WFEO, UNESCO, etc.), renowned research institutions (Oxford University, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Stanford University, etc.), enterprises (Google, Baidu, Alibaba, IBM, Microsoft, etc.) and academies from China and the rest of the world attended WIC 2017 in Tianjin, China, on 29 and 30 June, to exchange ideas on development trend, share cooperation fruits, and make blueprints for future applications. World Intelligence Expo and World Intelligent Drive Challenge were held in parallel.

 

“Artificial Intelligence will have a significant effect on society, and will become a driving force behind a new industrial revolution”
Gang Wan, Minister of Science and Technology of China

 

Dr. Marlene Kanga, President-Elect of WFEO, made an address at the opening ceremony. She made a brief introduction of WFEO, WFEO Committee on Engineering for Innovative Technologies (WFEO-CEIT), and intelligent technology’s contributions to engineering and made the keynote speech entitled “Smart Technologies for Smart Cities”.

 
Marlene Kanga, President-Elect of WFEO

Marlene Kanga, President-Elect of WFEO

 

Prof. Gong Ke, Chair of WFEO Committee on Engineering for Innovative Technologies (WFEO-CEIT) had a roundtable talk with entrepreneurs from IBM, Google, Bosch and academicians from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin. Prof. Gong Ke shared his point of view on artificial intelligence’s influence to the sustainable development, especially education.

 
(Center) Gong Ke, Chair of WFEO-CEIT

(Center) Gong Ke, Chair of WFEO-CEIT

 

Wan Gang, Minister of Science and Technology of China, said that the new generation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have a “significant effect” on society, and will become a driving force behind a new industrial revolution.

 
Gang Wan, Minister of Science and Technology of China

Gang Wan, Minister of Science and Technology of China

 

Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Alibaba, expressed his idea about the possible impact that AI have on society, such as workers being laid off to make way for smart robots.

 
Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Alibaba

Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Alibaba

 

Robin Li, CEO of China’s online search Baidu, said during his speech that artificial intelligence could be the biggest driving force in human history in the next 30 to 50 years.

 
Robin Li, CEO of Baidu

Robin Li, CEO of Baidu

 

For more information:

  WIC 2017 webpage

  WIC 2017 website




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