Pudong introduces 50 major AI projects

chinadaily.com.cn Updated:2019-09-03


The signing ceremony for 50 artificial intelligence projects is held in Pudong New Area at the 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, on Aug 31. [Photo/pdtimes.com.cn]

Pudong New Area of Shanghai welcomed 50 major artificial intelligence (AI) projects at the closing ceremony of the 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, on Aug 31.

The projects include Huawei's first and the only 5G innovation center in the world, SAIC Motor's 5G intelligent connected vehicle innovation center, and CloudWalk's global operation center.

Huawei will provide technical support to innovation centers and enterprises in the area and accelerate the industrialization of 5G research and development achievements, said a spokesman from Huawei.

A cooperation agreement was also signed between Pudong and Alibaba Cloud Computing to promote the construction of AI industry clusters, introduce high-caliber talents and carry out research and development on key technologies.

Liu Song, vice president of Alibaba Group, said that he hopes the company can contribute to Pudong's transformation into a global science and technology innovation center.

Meanwhile, the 66,000-square-meter AIsland in Zhangjiang Science City is looking to become a landmark in China's AI industry by gathering key products and technologies developed by multinational companies, research institutes and startups. Over 8,000 AI engineers and scientists are expected to work on the island in the future.