Activity Description

The 2nd International Artificial Intelligence Fair (IAIF)

1. Background

The human society is on the brink of a technological revolution, and Artificial Intelligence is at the core of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and every economic growth, which will fundamentally alter the way we live, study and work. With the advancement in technology, Artificial AI technologies enable machines to sense, comprehend and act and even learn things to facilitate human activities.  AI touches every aspect of our lives, from the way we receive education and health care, the way we grow or eat our food to the way that energy is extracted, artwork is created etc.

In March 2019,in collaboration with a number of well-known universities and institutions,SenseTime successfully held the firstInternationalArtificialIntelligenceFairforsecondaryschool students. A total of 39 schools, 114 projects, andover500studentsfrom 6 countriesparticipatedin the competition,with a total of43 projectsselected forthe final on-site display and evaluation.The finalist teams from overseas were fully funded fortheir tripsto thefirst International AI Fair in Beijing.

The 2nd International Artificial Intelligence Fair will be held in Shanghai in July 2020. Judges will evaluate AI projects and interview finalists. Seminar sessions will provide science and technology trainings and educational talks for students. The Fair expects to attract and identify scientific and technological innovation projects with development potential around the world, cultivate and develop international young talents, and further stimulate their enthusiasm for studying science and technology, artificial intelligence in particular.

2. Introduction to Organizers:

The second International Artificial Intelligence Fair is hosted by the Global AI Academic Alliance, with the support from the Education Bureau of Xuhui District, Shanghai, and the Youth Activity Center of Xuhui District, Shanghai, which will provide guidance and assistance in the preparation of the IAIF, help attract global AI talents for collaborations, and jointly promote the development of global AI education.

The Global AI Academic Alliance was founded at the 2018 World AI Conference in Shanghai, China. The founding members including: MIT, Nanyang University of technology, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Fudan University, Harbin Engineering Industrial University, Shangtang group, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai University, Shanghai University of science and technology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China University of science and technology, Sydney University, Tongji University, Tsinghua University, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Zhejiang University and other world renown universities and scientific research institutions. The Alliance aims to build and continue to promote the world's top AI academic exchange and collaboration platform. In addition, the Academic Alliance will involve public policy makers and the public in important issues, accelerate the industrialization of artificial intelligence technology, and strive to improve the public awareness and understanding of artificial intelligence. It brings together universities, research institutions, enterprises, experts and scholars in the field of global artificial intelligence to gather the world's "strongest brains" to jointly promote the rapid and sustainable development of artificial intelligence technology.

As a key founding member of the Alliance, SenseTime Group has a global leading artificial intelligence platform, and bears the responsibility to contribute to the global development of artificial intelligence, to help build an AI academic exchange platform, to assist in industry research cooperation, to provide industry benchmarks, and to identify and develop AI talents. The development of college artificial intelligence education is inseparable from the artificial intelligence education at primary and secondary school levels to build the foundation and nurture creative thinking at an early stage. The quality of primary and secondary AI education is an important factor leading to the further education of artificial intelligence in colleges.

3.  IAIF Organizer, Host and Supporting Organizations

Organizer: Global AI Academic Alliance

Guidance Support: Education Bureau of Shanghai Xuhui District

                           Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission

Co-organizer: Shanghai Xuhui District Youth Activity Center

Host: SenseTime Group

Supporting Organizations:

The University of Hong Kong

Chinese University of Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong

Tsinghua University

Beijing University

Shanghai Jiaotong University

Xi'an Jiaotong University

Zhejiang University

4. Contents and official rules

The 2nd International Artificial Intelligence Fair has set up various programs for different school grades. International middle school and high school students are invited to register for AI science project competition and virtual soccer games.