International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) 2017 will be held in Melbourne, Australia from August 19 to August 25, summoning top researchers from around the world. During this year’s conference, Synced will co-host with a tech night reception for members from Tencent’s core team and scholars to share insights on the burgeoning technology of AI.
April 2016, Tencent established its own AI Lab, attracting well-known AI researchers like Tong Zhang and Dong Yu. Tencent’s team grew fast and quickly became one of China’s leading corporate research hub.
Previous to this, Tencent’s AI research proceeded many years in the back drop, based on WeChat, QQ, fin-tech, and other sectors, at the same developing its laboratories and business team. In 2015, Tencent formed WeChat – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Joint Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence (WHAT Lab) along with HKUST. Youtu, an image processing, pattern recognition, machine learning, data mining research project is also initiated under the Tencent Social Network Business Group (SNG), winning acclaims within the AI industry. Based on knitted connections, professor Jiaya Jia also joined Tencent’s team not long ago.
Today Tencent has been innovating in gaming, social media and targeted advertising, brand advertising, digital content and intelligent hardware, based on machine learning algorithms, data mining, natural language processing, speech recognition, image search and understanding, providing value for China’s hundreds of millions of users. As Tencent Vice President Xing Yao addressed at Tencent Research Institute’s annual meeting, Tencent’s artificial intelligence should focus on content, gaming, and social applications.
IJCAI 2017, Tencent works with Synced and invites you to participate in our AI reception. Qiang Yang, Director of WHAT LAB, Qiang Yang, and Yu Dong, Deputy Director of Tencent and others from Tencent’s seven major departments will share with you pertinent technical and application at hand.
We invite you to join us in Melbourne.
Event Time: August 22, 2017
Event Location: Crown Plaza 1-5, Spencer Street, Melbourne Australia
Event Programme Rundown
18: 00-18: 50 Reception
18: 50-19: 10 Introduction
19: 10-19: 50 Keynote Speech
19: 50-20: 30 Roundtable Forum
20: 30-21: 30 Free Exchange and Dinner