15 Technological Awards Given at 6th World Internet Conference

The 6th World Internet Conference kicked off on Sunday, October 20, in the river town of Wuzhen in east China’s Zhejiang Province. Over 15 of the world’s leading scientific and technological achievements in the Internet sector were unveiled throughout the four-day summit.

Among the achievements are Huawei‘s Kunpeng 920 processor, Baidu‘s open-source deep learning platform Paddle Paddle, Alibaba‘s cloud database POLARDB and Tsinghua University’s hybrid Tianjic chip architecture towards artificial general intelligence.

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Huawei’s Kunpeng 920 chip was designed to help reduce China’s reliance on chip exports from American companies amidst the ongoing trade dispute between China and the United States. Meanwhile, Tsinghua’s Tianjic chip boasts a perfect amalgamation of neuromorphic hardware and software, allowing it to fully control hardware, like a bicycle for instance, using deep learning algorithms.

The achievements were selected by a group of 39 experts from around the world and covered artificial intelligence, 5G, cloud computing, digital manufacturing, industrial Internet and other Internet-related fields.

According to Xinhua News, Shi Luping from Tsinghua university’s Center for Brain Inspired Computing Research said their technology can be used in unmanned driving and intelligent robots and they are promoting the industrialization of the technology.

Wan Gang, president of the China Association for Science and Technology, said science and technological innovation will bring more potential to the Internet sector, and he hoped these achievements can have wider applications in the society.