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上海千花网Launched in Shanghai’s Wujiaochang, an area home to multiple leading
research houses such as Fudan University and Tongji University, the first 3,000 square-mete
r AI Space serves as an accelerator to turn abstract AI ideas into prototypes and potentially into tangible products.上海千花网
Backed by the Shanghai Commission of Economy and Informatizati
o上海千花网n, the facility will provide working space, data bases, technical support, financing and res
ources match-making with application scenarios. Such a model will be duplicated across the city in due time.
上海千花网Five AI startups have signed memoranda of understanding with the first AI space, c
overing areas from the combination of AI and medical care, education and big data.
The incubator was launched earlier this week on the same occasion whe
n the city announced the setup of a series of awards, dubbed SAIL, dedicated to an AI-th
emed contest, whose results will be announced ahead of the 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in August.
“The SAIL awards are not only an influential part of the WAIC competition, but an impor上海千花网
tant carrier in the integration of industries, universities, researches and application in the field of AI
,上海千花网女神会所” said Zhang Ying, chief engineer of the Shanghai Commission of Economy and Informatization.
With four subcategories, the SAIL awards are expected to facilitat
e the development of AI and accelerate its transformation from concepts to reality.
Official statistics上海千花网女神会所 showed that the city is already home to 1,000 companies with AI as its core b
上海千花网女神会所usiness. According to a plan issued last year by municipal authorities, Shanghai is looking to lead the pack by b
ecoming a global AI hub, with plans to expand the scale of i上海千花网女神会所ts industry to more than 100 billion yuan ($14.4 billion) by 2020.