Sixth World Intelligence Congress opens in Tianjin

The Sixth World Intelligence Congress metaverse conference room. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The sixth World Intelligence Congress kicked off Friday online and in person in Tianjin, with the theme “New Era Intelligence: Digitalization Drives Growth, Intelligence Wins the Future.”

The two-day congress featuring two summits and 30 parallel forums will focus on areas such as artificial intelligence, smart manufacturing, digital economy and China’s dual carbon targets (to peak emissions of carbon dioxide before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060).

The congress’ online technology expo has attracted more than 200 companies, including Huawei, Tencent and Alibaba, and will be held online from June 24 to 30.

To encourage innovation, the congress has, for the first time, launched the WIC Exceptional Case Evaluation for Smart Applications. Ten of the 186 cases will be selected as pending and will be announced to the world.

Organizers said they will continue to hold five competitions this year focusing on smart driving, robotics, mobile apps, data processing, algorithms and sports.

In addition, the congress offers online platforms to facilitate the conclusion of agreements for major projects.