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Jun 14, 2018

Initiated by Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence(AAI),Municipal Party Committee of Xi’an, Municipal People's Government of Xi’an andXidian University, organized by Xi'an Economic and Technological Development Zone Management Committee and International Cooperated Laboratory of Intellisense and Computing, The “International Deans Forum on Artificial Intelligence of 2018”was held successfully at the Sofitel on Xi’an Renmin Square on May 28th, in co-organization with Xi'an Suanier Incubator Co., Ltd., Xi'an Jiao Tong University, the Institute of Artificial IntelligenceunderXidianUniversity and Suanier and the Joint Research Center underXidian University and AI Plus department in Vive&Best.

This forum brought together participants from including China, the United States, Britain, Italy and other countries,more than 30 top senior expertsin this field attended this gatheringfrom the IEEE, the AAI and other professional organizations at home and abroad. An accumulationof over 100,000 peoplehave watched the live webcasts on the forum anda total of over 2,000 experts and scholars participated in the conference. During the forum, 28 authoritative academic reports were held, and more than 20 domestic and foreign artificial intelligence industry business leaders were involved such as Alibaba, Google, Baidu, SenseTime, Huawei, Suanier, and Vive&Best,jointly exploring the future trends and application prospects of artificial intelligence technology.

 

On the morning of May 27th,government leaders includingShangguanJiqing, mayor of Xi’an, Wang Lin,member of the Standing Committee of Xi’an, and Qian Huwei, director of the Administrative Committee of the Economic and Technological Development Zone, specially invited guests including Academician Li Deyi, president of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence, Mao Junfa, dean of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and other distinguished experts, scholars and business representatives in this field at home and abroad attended the opening ceremony.

With the theme “Artificial Intelligence, Empowering the Future”, Academician Li Deyi, MaoJunfa,Xu Zongben, Professor Huang Heyan, Jiao Licheng, Liu Hong, Shi Guangming, Zheng Qinghua, Liu Chenglin and other scholars and experts domestic and overseas in the AI field made invited lectures to the conference.Academician Li Deyi pointed out that intelligence education should be returned to undergraduate courses and extended to higher vocational education; and it is necessary to prevent the utilitarianizing and disordering tendency of postgraduate intelligence education. Professor Meng Deyufrom the team led by Academician Xu Zongben introduced the error modeling research under big data era. Academician Mao Junfa made in-depth analysis of the key issues facing the current construction of new engineering disciplines. Nearly thirty authoritative academic lectures covering over ten fields such as higher education, Internet, finance, media, medical care, government affairs and so onhave comprehensively and pragmatically discussed the application prospects of AI technology in the economic, computer and medical care industries and the cultivation mode and development direction in traininginnovative talents.

16 scholars and experts are conferring upon “Artificial Intelligence + Higher Education”

SixteenAI experts, IEEE Fellows and representatives from iconicAI companies were present in the dean summit about “AI + Higher Education” in theafternoon on May 28thto discuss the application prospects and development trends of artificial intelligence in related fields, from perspectives of the base layer, technology layer, application layer, and business layer of the AI industry chain, and interacted with field participants.

These 16 guests included: Wang Guoyin, vice president of the AAI, Wang Wansen, director of the Intelligence Education Committee of the AAI, Wang Wanliang, dean of the School of Computer Science and Technologyin Zhejiang University of Technology, Cao Jinde, memberof the European Academy of Sciences, QiuCaiming, distinguished professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sun Fuchun, deputy director ofthe State Key Laboratory ofIntelligence Technology and System in Tsinghua University, Lin Zhouchen, professor of Peking University, Hou Biao, professor of the School of Artificial Intelligence inXidian University, Wang Shuang, professor of the School of Artificial Intelligence inXidian University, Ma Kun, co-founder and technical executive director of SenseTime, Bo Liefeng,chief scientist of AI Lab of JD Financial, Zhong Weicai, head of Western Research DivisionforCloud BU EI Service Products of Huawei, Yang Shaoyi, founder and president of Suanier, Li Rui,director of Google Developer Ecosystem in China,Wang Tiezhen,senior engineer of Google Tensorflow Development Team, Liu Fan, director of Baidu Yunzhi College.

At the same time, over 10 cutting-edge companies in AI industry were invited to the forum from across the country to display the latest technology achievements.From the application show and interactive communication dimensions, products such as the sense mirror, the facial comparison system, the VisbodyFit, the smart hotel, the eye-control wheelchair,the smart cane and some other presented the latest achievements of AItechnology in cloud computing, big data, blockchain, Internet of things and other industries.

The forum centered on topics as "Artificial Intelligence Education: Undergraduate Major and First-Class Discipline Construction", "Internationalized Artificial Intelligence TalentsCultivation", "Artificial Intelligence + Teacher Development Program", "Artificial Intelligence Research and Development", and "Artificial Intelligence + Hard Technology + Internet + Big Data” , complying with national policies and the general trend of industry development, focusing on the hot spots of the artificial intelligence industry, this gathering helped building global consensus and promoting the large-scale development of the artificial intelligence industry.

The sharing of authorized contents and deep thinking on the artificial intelligence industry from participants not only strengthened the in-depth exchange and cooperation of the industrial chain, but also provided valuable experience for promoting the development of intelligencetechnology achievements. This deed is to strengthen the international, regional, school-enterprise educational and scientific research exchanges in the field of artificial intelligence,as well as contribute to the cultivation of new artificial intelligence technology, talents and industries in China. It will also accommodate with the developmentplanfor artificial intelligence technology of Xi'an government, foster high-level qualified personnel, stimulate innovation and build Xi’an an ideal city for entrepreneurship, thus enhancing the international influence of the artificial intelligence industriesof Xi'an and even China.

Li Deyi, member of Chinese Academy of Engineering and president of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence, is delivering an invited reporton May 27th

Meng Deyu, professor of Xi’an Jiao Tong University, is delivering a report

 

Prof. Shi Guangming, vice president of Xidian University, is delivering a report

ZhengQinghua, vice president of Xi’an Jiao Tong University, is delivering a report

Huang Heyan, vice president of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence, is delivering a report

Mao Junfa, member of Chinese Academy of Sciences and IEEE fellow, is delivering a report

Yao Xin, IEEE Fellow and chair professor of the South University of Science and Technology of China, is delivering a report

Prof. Liu Chenglin, IEEE fellow and deputy director of Institute of Automation in Chinese Academy of Sciences,is delivering a report

Liu Hong, vice president of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence and professor of Peking University,is delivering a report

JinYaochu, IEEE fellow and chief professor of University of Surrey UK, is delivering a report

Prof. Sheng Dinggang, IEEE Fellow, AIMBE Fellow and IAPR Fellow, is delivering a report

Huang Guangbin, professor of Nanyang Technological University Singapore, is delivering a report

Prof. Fang Yongchun, deanof School of Artificial Intelligence at Nankai University,is delivering a repot

Wang Fei, professor of Cornell University's Weill Medical College, is delivering a report

Prof. Zhang Jun, dean of School of Computer Science and Engineering ofSouth China University of Technology, is delivering a repot on May 28th

Prof. Jiao Licheng, vice president of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence and IEEE Fellow, is delivering a report on May 28th

Chen Junlong, IEEE Fellow and chair professor of the University of Macau, is delivering a report

Cao Jinde, IEEE Fellow and member of European Academy of Sciences, is delivering a report

Zhang Qingfu, IEEE Fellow and professor of the City University of Hong Kong, is delivering a report

QiuCaiming, IEEE Fellow and distinguished professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, is delivering a report

Prof. Shen Hengtao, dean of School of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, is delivering a report

Prof. Sun Fuchun, deputy director of the State Key Laboratory of Intelligence Technology and System in Tsinghua University, is delivering a speech

Vincenzo Piuri, IEEE Fellow and ACM Distinguished Scientist, is delivering a report

Lin Zhouchen, IEEE Fellow and professor of Peking University, is delivering a report

Wang Guoyin, vice president of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence and dean of Graduate School of the Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, is delivering a report

Doctor BoLiefeng, chief scientist of the AI Lab of JD Financial, is delivering a report

Doctor Ma Kun, co-founder and technical executive director of SenseTime, is delivering a report

Prof. Zhong Weicai, head of Western Research Division for Cloud BU EI Service Products of Huawei, is delivering a report

plenty of heated discussions at the forum

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