Tianjin showcases AI advancements at expo

Tianjin showcases AI advancements at expo

AI Expo

China has made significant strides in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and computing power, ranking second globally in these areas. The 2024 World Intelligence Expo, held in Tianjin, showcased the country’s advancements and aimed to foster the development of intelligent technology. Shan Zhongde, Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology, highlighted that China has established 421 national-level intelligent manufacturing demonstration factories and over 10,000 provincial-level digital workshops and smart factories.

These initiatives have promoted high-end, intelligent, and green development in the manufacturing sector. China is home to more than 4,500 AI companies and has made significant progress in developing computing power. The country has also established 408 national standards for intelligent manufacturing, creating a supportive ecosystem for the industry’s growth.

Liu Qingfeng, Chairman of iFlytek Co., Ltd., emphasized the rapid advancement of large models over the past year, which has the potential to revolutionize various industries. He noted that general AI could drive a 7% increase in global GDP over the next decade.

Tianjin highlights AI at expo

The expo featured a diverse range of companies, including Fortune 500 firms, top Chinese enterprises, and foreign companies such as Tesla, General Electric, Huawei, Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, and 360. Over 30 Chongqing companies showcased their intelligent achievements in various sectors, including new energy vehicles, electronic information manufacturing, advanced materials, software services, and tech innovation. The event, spanning 100,000 square meters, included ten themed zones focusing on AI, intelligent connected vehicles, and intelligent manufacturing.

More than 500 enterprises and institutions participated, and 103 key projects were signed, totaling about 109.2 billion yuan in investment. Tianjin and Chongqing, the co-hosts of the expo, are key regions in China’s intelligent industry development. Chongqing, for example, has been the world’s largest laptop production base for ten consecutive years, producing one in every three laptops globally.

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The expo highlighted China’s commitment to advancing AI and intelligent technology, with the aim of driving sustainable growth and revolutionizing various industries. As the country continues to make significant strides in these fields, it is poised to play a leading role in shaping the future of intelligent technology.


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