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world intelligence congress 2018
世界智能大会 迈进大智能时代 2018.05.16-05.18 中国 天津

The 2nd World Intelligence Congress

The 2nd World Intelligence Congress (WIC 2018), hosted by Tianjin Municipal People’s Government, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Cyberspace Administration of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, China Association for Science and Technology, will be held on May 16 to 18, 2018 in Tianjin. WIC2018 is hereby established as a cooperation and exchange platform for global experts and officials, industry giants and entrepreneurs.

We are convinced that the upcoming AI era will reshape the world in a profound way and transform every aspect of the economy and society to meet individual needs, ranging from manufacturing, finance, transportation to healthcare, education, social networks and services. Meanwhile, AI will become a key driving force for the next generation of the Internet.

The 1st World Intelligence Congress (WIC 2017) brought together 3,500 participants from academic, business and industrial communities as well as government officials across the world. As a highlight of the WIC 2017, Jack Ma, CEO of Alibaba, Robin Li, CEO of Baidu and other famous experts, industry leaders shared diverse perspectives and insights on future intelligence era, 50 academic institutes from China, the US, Japan, Germany, Israel and other countries attended the World Intelligence Expo, which was visited by 65,000 people. 63 teams from brand enterprises, famous universities and research institutions, as well as 100 professions participated in the World Intelligence Driving Challenge.

WIC 2018 will focus on changes and opportunities brought by AI technologies and how they can be best utilized to shape a sustainable world. Cutting-edge technologies as well as investment and financing opportunities in the intelligent industries will also be presented.

We expect the WIC to be a platform for international cooperation in the AI era to fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals for the greater benefits of humanity.

General Agenda

Date May 15, 2018 May 16, 2018 May 17, 2018 May 18, 2018 May 19, 2018
AM

Smart Contract &

Block Chain

Training

Opening Ceremony

Plenary

Plenary

Parallel Forums

Parallel Forums
PM

Smart Contract &

Block Chain

Training

Forum

Plenary

Parallel Forums

Parallel Forums Parallel Forums
Full Day World Intelligence Expo
World Intelligence Drive Challenge

WIC Intelligence Expo

With the theme “Ushering the Age of Intelligence and Building a Better Life”, the expo features intelligent technologies and innovations. It provides a platform for intelligent technology demonstration and trade that combines new product launches, brand presentations, scenario-based experiences, investment meetings, and trade. With a floor space of 35,000 square meters, the expo has six thematic exhibition areas: research and innovation, intelligent manufacturing, big data, intelligent life and intelligent transport, two experience zones: future city and future life, and one product launch area at the entrance hall. Present at the expo are 122 companies, including 13 Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, GE, Huawei and CRRC, 12 Top 500 Chinese companies such as COMAC and CEC, as well as Alibaba City Brain, Baidu Autonomous Driving Platform and iFLYTEK Open Platform, 24 research institutes including the Chinese Academy of Science, China Manned Space Office, National Super Computing Center, as well as intelligent cities and areas of Tianjin, Anhui, Changchun, and Quebec of Canada. The expo will display cutting-edge technologies and products from across the world, including 5G, smart city solutions, autonomous driving, artificial intelligence, VR applications, smart home systems, IoT, and big data. All these exhibits will present intelligent technologies and industries in all areas and at all levels. The experience zone features sub-zones for city IoT, IoC, integrated command, intelligent education, intelligent healthcare, safe parks, and intelligent old-age care that are based on clouds, 5G and AI. Using VR and AR, they will present a real-life picture of the future city life.

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  • Research & Innovation Research & Innovation
  • Intelligent Manufacturing Intelligent Manufacturing
  • Smart City Smart City
  • Smart Life Smart Life
  • Intelligent Transportation Intelligent Transportation
  • Big Data Big Data

Intelligent Challenge

Intelligent Challenge will be broadcasted live across top Chinese and foreign media outlets in real-time. In addition, using cutting-edge technology including digital signal transmission that is in high definition with zero delays, the contests will be livestreamed via online platforms, delivering multidimensional and comprehensive viewer experiences to the audience from every possible angle and perspective, making the contests more immersive and enjoyable to watch. « Click to see the team »
World Intelligent Driving Challenge
The World Intelligent Driving Challenge (WIDC) is an internationally authoritative and influential competition and a premier platform for international exchanges in the industry. It presents standards for testing related technologies. Through all-dimensional testing in autonomous driving, intelligent assistance, information security and virtual scenarios, WIDC provides authoritative and impartial third-party services for intelligent driving technologies, standards and rules making as well as consumption and knowledge dissemination. The 2nd WIDC will be co-organized by the People’s Government of Dongli District, China Automotive Technology & Research Center, China Productivity Promotion Center and the Autonomous Driving Committee of the Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence. The competition will have four contests in autonomous driving, intelligent assistance, information security and virtual testing. The testing scenarios and rules are more complete and strict than last year. Apart from closed roads, there will be expressway, off-road, and open-road testing in the autonomous driving contest. Dozens of scenarios are included, for example safe driving, travel efficiency, and information services. The intelligent assistance contest includes six scenarios, namely pre-collision system, lane departure warning system, PA automatic parking system, lane keeping system, rear traffic warning system, and adaptive cruise control system. The information security contest is upgraded to attacks through wireless connections. It will become a national and even international innovation contest. The newly added virtual testing contest will connect the virtual testing system of AAI, a German company, to vehicles. By using the simulated road, weather and traffic conditions, it tests the perceptive, decision-making and executive functions. The results will provide reliable criterion for intelligent vehicle R&D and product improvement. The challenge attracts nearly 90 teams from companies, universities and research institutes of China, the US, Germany and Japan. There is a rules-making team of 70 top Chinese and international experts and a judging panel of 150. Over 100 industry leaders and academics will be invited as observers. The challenges will be broadcast by China Central Television and Tianjin TV and reported by over 100 Chinese and international media outlets. There are also opportunities for audiences to have hands-on experiences of intelligent driving. An intelligent driving demonstration will deliver an authentic experience of the intelligent driving technology.
World Intelligent Drones Contest
The 2nd WIC will take place in Tianjin in May. The eco-city management committee implements the instructions of the party committee and government of Tianjin and work under the guidance of the WIC Organizing Committee to host the World Intelligent Drones Contest in the Tianjin Eco-city. The eco-city builds a venue for the contest, the first venue for technology competition in the eco-city. The venue is located in Building No.5 of the Hongbin Start-up Park, with an area of 3,900 square meters on two floors. It is made up of modules and can be extended for different scenarios in future contests. The lanes are made of modules of diverse materials. With different lighting systems, the limited space has complicated scenarios, elevations, slopes and multi-angle curves. These designs add difficulty to the contest, and bring different experiences and perceptions for the operators and spectators, making the contest professional and true to real life situations. The contest is an invitational competition. Top drone operators from China, US, UK Australia, France, Austria, Singapore and Thailand will participate. Among the Chinese participants, there are Li Kunhuang and Chen Songwen, who represented China at the World Drone Prix in Dubai. Among the international contestants, there are Duncan, a DRL operator, Gary Kent from X-Blade, Walter Kirsch and Bastian Hackl from TBS.
“China Hualu Cup” Open Data Innovation and Application Contest
Under the theme “Intelligent City Governance”, the contest aims to tap into the value of data and relies on the city data lake of eHualu. The governance data of Tianjin is open to the public for the first time. The contest has two parts: algorithm and innovation. Top research teams and innovators in science and technology will participate in the contest and develop targeted big data solutions to address the pain points and challenges in city governance, so as to promote big data applications and artificial intelligence. The contest is made of the preliminary, semi-final and training camp. It opens on May 17, 2018. The final road show and award ceremony will take place in November in the Hualu Future Science Park in the Jinnan District in November. Hualu provides 1 million RMB as the award and 50 million RMB as an incubation fund for the industry. It will also provide technical and office support to the winners to help to commercialize and promote the results of the competition. The “China Hualu Cup” Open Data Innovation and Application Contest is an authoritative competition in China. People from home and abroad are welcome to visit the official website of WIC and follow the event.
2018 China (Tianjin) Industrial APP Innovation and Application Contest
The China Industrial APP Alliance and the Tianjin Industry and Information Technology Commission will co-organize the 2018 China (Tianjin) Industrial APP Innovation and Application Contest under the guidance of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Tianjin Municipal People’s Government. This is an effort to implement the guideline laid out in the report of the 19th CPC national congress on the further integration of the internet, big data, artificial intelligence with the real economy, follow up on the Opinion on Promoting Internet + Advanced Manufacturing Developing Industrial Internet, speed up software development in industrial technologies, and facilitate industrial APP application. The contest provides a free, open and innovative platform to meet the real needs of manufacturing upgrading and transformation, bring into full play the role of businesses, and build an ecology of industrial APPs. It will integrate resources of all stakeholders, put into application good industrial APPs, train capable APP developers, and select and support innovative industrial APP companies. The contest will help translate innovators and their creations into market profits so as to stimulate market vitality, promote good experiences and practices, and foster an enabling environment for industrial APP development. The contest has attracted well-known companies such as Haier, Tsinghua Unigroup, and Yonyou.

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Contact Us

Organizing Committee of World Intelligence Congress:
Office of Tianjin Municipal People's Government in Beijing Address: No. 5 Building, 12th Block, Heping Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing