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Synced Machine Intelligence Awards 2019: ‘The Power of Industry’

The Synced Machine Intelligence Awards 2019 focus is “the power of industry” and the selection process will key in on AI companies’ products, application cases and industry landings — with the most noteworthy companies chosen based on real and objective industry performance.

Since launching in 2017, the Synced Machine Intelligence Awards have become the largest and most authoritative annual awards platform in the Chinese AI industry, while also attracting attention across the international community. Last year, from close to a thousand submissions, Synced selected 50 AI companies, 30 AI use cases, 30 AI products/solutions, and 10 AI capital events. (Click here to check Synced Machine Intelligence Awards 2018 )

The Synced Machine Intelligence Awards 2019 focus is “the power of industry” and the selection process will key in on AI companies’ products, application cases and industry landings — with the most noteworthy companies chosen based on real and objective industry performance. We believe the SMIA 2019 will not only bring media attention and brand value to awardees, they can also help deliver new business opportunities.

Award Categories

30 Most Promising AI Companies

Award Criteria: Nominees will have sophisticated technical solutions and business models, leading engineering and research capabilities with established technologies, and unique and superior abilities and greater development potential than their competitors. They should also be in a financial position that equals their technical strengths and commercial capacity.

Selection Scope: Global
Number of selections: 30

Evaluation Criteria:
1. Research strength
2. Technologies and products
3. Market and industry potential
4. Operational capability
5. Capital and financial status

10 Chinese AI Rising Stars

Award Criteria: The nominated companies will have a number of exclusive advantages regarding talents, technologies, products/solutions, business resources, etc. The will also have unique thinking and judgment on technical research and industry matters, and should be highly innovative and growing.

Selection Scope: China
Number of selections: 10

Evaluation Criteria:
1. Core team
2. Technological strength
3. Product and application innovation
4. Market expansion capabilities
5. Capital situation
6. Business model

Top 30 AI Use Cases

Award criteria: Use cases where companies have applied AI technologies to achieve competitive advantages such as rapid business growth, significant improvement of production and operation efficiency, or a substantial reduction in production costs in their existing business. The cases should be practical, cost-efficient, and provide referential AI technological applications as learning samples for the industry.

Selection Scope: Global
Number of selections: 30

Evaluation Criteria:
1. Technical applicability
2. Application scenario creativity
3. Application feasibility
4. Application economics
5. Application instructiveness

30 Most Innovative AI Products/Solutions

Award Criteria: The nominated Products/Solutions will demonstrate an independent and innovative use of AI with high performance and reliability. They must have a competitive edge and superior characteristics compared with similar products, meet users’ needs in a forward-looking manner, and have gained a certain number of users.

Selection Scope: Global
Number of selections: 30

Evaluation Criteria:
1. Technological maturity
2. Application innovation
3. Product/Solution performance
4. Product/Solution reliability
5. Market and potential scale
6. Client size and income scale

Top 10 Commercial AI Research Labs in China

Award Criteria: Nominees will have demonstrated abilities on basic research or innovative applied research on AI with a number of papers published. They will have achieved research breakthroughs, have an independent and innovative research direction, be forward-looking and practical, and be actively cooperating with industry and university research partners to promote key technologies.

Selection Scope: China
Number of selections: 10

Evaluation Criteria:
1. Research concept
2. Number of paper publications
3. Research breakthroughs
4. Research direction: independent, forward-looking and practical
5. Condition of the research institute or joint laboratory

10 Most Noteworthy AI Capital Events

Award Criteria: Investors that apply their unique foresight and professional judgment to invest in companies that match their strategic needs in growth potential, and advance at a proper valuation and rate. The investors must have a high degree of coordination with the investees regarding technology, industry, and business models. These investors will be actively participating in the management of investees and use capital to promote the development of the AI industry.

Selection Scope: Global
Number of selections: 10

Evaluation Criteria:
1. Technological and commercial characteristics of the investees
2. Investment/acquisition fund size and percentage of shares
3. Investment purpose and logic
4. Post-investment management
5. Strategic coordination

Selection Process

Submission Period: October 23, 2019 – December 15, 2019
Review Period: December 16, 2019 – December 31, 2019
Awards Announcement: January 2020
Nomination Form Submission Deadline: December 15, 2019 (we will send the nomination form to the relevant contact email address after your company expresses a willingness to participate.)

Supporting Media
Toutiao, Tencent Technology, Sohu IT, Ifeng Tech and so on.

Submission / Nomination Process
If your company is interested in participating in Synced Machine Intelligence Awards 2019, please contact global.er@jiqizhixin.com and include “Machine Intelligence Awards 2019_(Your company name)” in the subject line. Synced will review submissions according to information submitted by the participating institutions and other public information.

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