The 2023 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) will take place in Shanghai from July 6 to 8, with some tech champions set to display their state-of-the-art innovations.
The conference will showcase exhibits and feature discussions on 10 “frontiers” of technology, including large language model, smart chip, scientific intelligence, robotics, brain-inspired intelligence, metaverse, autonomous driving, data, tech regulation and security, and blockchain, according to the official WeChat account of Pudong New Area, where the WAIC is held.
A highlight of the tech extravaganza is that more than 20 smart robots will be displayed, including some that are due to make their debut.
Tesla Bot, or Optimus, will lead a pack of homegrown robotic products at the exhibition, ranging from the surgical robot of MicroPort (微创医疗) to wind turbine inspection robot from Clobotics (扩博智能), from quadrupeds supplied by firms like iFlytek (科大讯飞), Unitree (宇树科技) and DEEP Robotics (云深处), to the CarMo smart mining robotic carrier developed in part by Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The annual conference also features a star-studded lineup of speakers, bringing together around 1,400 delegates from around the world, including four Turing Aware recipients, a Nobel Prize laureate, and 80-plus Chinese and foreign academicians.
Attendees also include representatives of established tech firms from home and abroad, such as Tesla, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Huawei and Alibaba.