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Chongqing to Host Smart China Expo, Boosting Development of Big Data Technology

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The first Smart China Expo (SCE 2018), running from August 23-25 in Chongqing, will feature a host of smart technologies atop a world-class platform that will help transform Chongqinginto China’s pioneer in Big Data Intelligence. Under the theme of “Smart Technology: Empowering the Economy and Enriching Life” and held at the Chongqing International Expo Center, SCE 2018 will showcase the world’s most advanced technologies in Big Data Intelligence from over 500 global and local exhibitors including Google, Intel, Microsoft, CISCO, Foxconn, and Huawei.

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In addition to providing a venue for the world’s top big data firms to highlight their latest products and breakthroughs, SCE 2018 will also be a platform for interactions and discussions among industry professionals, playing host to over 400 business, government, and academic dignitaries such as Alibaba Chairman Jack MaTencent CEO Pony Ma, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon, and former Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong.

“Big data and smart technology are profoundly changing economic patterns, lifestyles and social governance,” said Tang Liangzhi, Mayor of Chongqing, traditionally a manufacturing hub in western China.” Chongqing has adopted an innovation-driven growth strategy and holding SCE will help promote the development of big data and smart technology in the city.”

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With more than 180,000 square meters of floor space, SCE 2018 will focus on sectors such as semiconductors, artificial intelligence (AI) and supercomputers with the newest and most advanced “smart” products and technologies on display. For example, Chongqing Jinshan Science & Technology (Group) will showcase its newly-developed surgical robot, which makes remote surgery possible.

In addition, there will be a “smart experience area” at SCE 2018 where visitors can experience what life will be like as we incorporate new technologies such as facial recognition, smart parking, and AI consulting services into daily life. Roadshows, conferences, and contests will also be held at the event.

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SCE 2018 will display Chongqing’s openness, inclusiveness, and immense business opportunities to the world as the city seeks to breathe new life into its traditional industries with the help of big data.

By 2020, Chongqing aims to become China’s first-tier pilot city for the application of Big Data Intelligence. The value of 12 sectors – including big data, AI, integrated circuits, and the Internet of Things – is expected to grow to 750 billion yuanby then. Additionally, Chongqing plans to upgrade its traditional sectors by setting up 20 smart factories, 200 digital workshops and 2,000 digital assembly lines by 2020.

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