Leaders and academics of SCUT attend 2nd PKU-NTU Workshop on AI+
June 19,2017 21:02:49 readCount:403
The Second PKU-NTU Workshop on AI+ was held in Guangzhou on June 14, with leaders and academics of SCUT attending the event that brought together top scholars from China and Singapore to discuss topics with regard to AI+.
The workshop was established by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Peking University (PKU) in 2016, and was this year co-organized by SCUT. Those attended also included scholars of Sun Yat-sen University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Distinguished guests that gave opening addresses were Professor Gao Wen, Deputy Director of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Professor Lam Khin Yong, Vice President of NTU, Mr. Wang Guilin, Director of the Guangzhou Science Technology and Innovation Commission, and Research Professor Zhang Xichun, Secretary of the CPC SCUT Committee.
Professor Gao Wen then gave a keynote speech on the artificial visual system, which was moderated by Professor Zhu Min, SCUT’s Vice President.
After the first PKU-NTU Workshop was held in Singapore last year, this year’s event aims to further strengthen and promote collaborations between universities from Singapore and China, to exploit potentials that can accelerate the construction and development of smart cities, smart health and education in the two countries, and to improve the application of AI+ by big data analysis to serve well for better livelihood.
During recent years, SCUT has been closely working with partners in Singapore including NTU to conduct scientific research in aspect of artificial intelligence and smart city technologies. The Sino-Singapore International Joint Research Institute, currently operated by SCUT and NTU to advance such a kind of cooperation, was established in 2015 on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Singapore.
Artificial intelligence and brain science are also planned as key fields on the SCUT’s agenda of building of Guangzhou International Campus, which will focus on high-level student training, frontier scientific research and technology transfer.

Source from the Science and Technology Division
Translated and edited by Xu Peimu