Leaders in the world of artificial intelligence gather in Shanghai

The WAIC opened today in Shanghai, with the heavyweights of the industry gathering to discuss AI's profound impact on the world economy, social progress and people's daily lives.

Filmed by Tang Dafei, Zhou Shengjie and Dong Jun. Edited by Zhong Youyang. Translated by Wang Xinzhou. Polished by Andy Boreham.

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The launch of the Global Artificial Intelligence Academic Alliance at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference

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The launch of the Artificial Intelligence Venture Capital Service Alliance at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference

As the key driver of the new industrial revolution, artificial intelligence has a profound impact on the world economy, social progress and people's daily life. 

The World artificial Intelligence Conference, with the theme of "A new era empowered by artificial intelligence," opened on Monday in Shanghai.

The event serves as a platform for ideas to converge and partnerships to blossom, where the world's most influential AI scientists, entrepreneurs and government officials 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 share their thoughts, and the most cutting-edge technologies, products, applications and ideas are presented, and some "Chinese solutions" combined with "world wisdom" will emerge, targeting some challenges shared by the entire humanity.  

The event also serves as a support to Shanghai's construction of a global innovation center in science and technology, enabling the city to strengthen its role in the coordinated development of AI industry and technological innovations.

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Raj Reddy, a winner of the Turing Award and a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

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Pan Yunhe, member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and director of the Strategic Consultative Committee of New Generation of Artificial Intelligence of China

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Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba Group, said "data and AI have redefined productivity and productive relations. New digital life will be far beyond our imagination — all enterprises and people unable to use AI will be phased out.”

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Pony Ma, chairman of the board and chief executive officer at Tencent, said "AI has become a global “Olympics” event across many countries and various industries.

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Harry Shum, executive vice president of Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research Group

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Lei Jun, founder, chairman and CEO of Xiaomi

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Robin Li, co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Baidu, said “in the future, no firms will be able to move on without AI.”

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Swami Sivasubramanian, vice president of Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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Liu Qingfeng, founder and board chairman of iFLYTEK

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Tang Xiao'ou, founder of SenseTime and professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

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