Shanghai hosts 2018 world AI conference

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Added On September 19, 2018

The 2018 World Artificial Intelligence Conference is now taking place in Shanghai.

The event kicked off on Monday and is set to last three days.
 
Let's take a closer look.
 
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This year's theme is "A New Era Empowered By Artificial Intelligence."
 
The event is offering visitors forums, innovation competitions, activities and exhibitions.
 
Experts, scholars and entrepreneurs from nearly 40 countries and regions are participating in this year's conference.
 
Over 200 leading AI companies are also taking part.
 
Alibaba Group Chairman Jack Ma, Tencent Chairman Pony Ma and CEO of Baidu Robin Li gave speeches at one of the special sessions.
 
SOUNDBITE(CHINESE): JACK MA, Chairman of Alibaba Group
"Intelligence is a tool to change our world, and human beings' wisdom can change intelligence. We need to think about how 'machine intelligence' will surpass human wisdom. AI will transform the way we perceive and think of the world in the 30 years, and our life will be changed by data and machines."
 
 
SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): ROBIN LI, CEO of Baidu
"In the future, AI will be a core part of every enterprise. If an enterprise does not engage with AI, it will be replaced."
 
 
Shanghai has made AI a strategic sector to boost the economy and improve its business structure.
 
 
SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): PONY MA, Tencent Chairman
"Shanghai has advantages for developing AI. From software and hardware services, it is becoming an industry hotspot. The city has attracted many talents, and applied these resources to innovation."