The Global Tech 2017 in Beijing Showcases the Power of Chinese AI

BEIJING, Nov. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The evolution and application of Artificial Intelligence is the main topic at Global Tech 2017 which is held by Global Times Online ( on Nov. 30th in Beijing. China as one of the AI leading countries expects to demonstrate the future of AI and smart life.

Global Tech 2017 in Beijing

To illustrate how AI influences our lives, Huawei, the 5G frontier, talks about how the IoT world is influenced with the introduction of 5G, while Microsoft reveals the secrets about human affection of AI. Alibaba discusses the future of smart cities and Samsung shares information about the revolution of the intelligent smart phones. Baidu, as the biggest AI company in China, shares their insights on intelligent transportation.

Microsoft Chief Software Architect, Dr. Zhou Li, said the most important two directions of “AI & human affection” are the ability of conversation and understanding emotions. It is the biggest difference from a machine and a human being. “When it comes to ‘smiles’, there are many different kinds of expressions such as grinning, and even bitter smiling,” he said.

In relation to the major trends of this year’s conference, AI will be a popular topic in the industry. Whilst attending developers’ forums in China, more people will pay attention to AI instead of other subjects such as Hadoop and Docker in the year of 2017. 

Within the AI trend, the vice president of Alibaba Hau, Xian-Sheng, commented that the city brain has become the infrastructure like electricity, and it can’t be accomplished only by human beings, and there is an extremely large value placed on AI to deeply analyze the big data.

McKinsey estimates say that as many as 60 percent of today’s professional categories could outsource up to 30 percent of their workload to AI. With the global market of AI expected to grow at 36% annually, reaching a valuation of $3 trillion by 2025 from $126 bn in 2015.

The AI revolution is well and truly upon the modern age, and society is at a significant moment where AI could become the new “electricity” – pervasive and touching every aspect of life. While many industries including healthcare, education, retail and banks have already started adopting AI in key business aspects, there are also new business models which are reliant on AI.

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