Two Shenzhen-based companies, Huawei and Tencent, have won the Prizes for World Leading Technologies at the Light of Internet Expo of the 2020 World Internet Conference (WIC) that opened in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province, on Sunday.
Tencent won the prize with its product “Tencent Conference” and Huawei won the title with its cloud-based “Intelligent Twins.”
After the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tencent opened its virtual conference that can hold 300 people and expanded its virtual conference to 100,000 cloud hosts in eight days. Its cloud conference service had covered more than 100 countries and regions and helped save social costs worth 71.4 billion yuan (US$10.85 billion) between January and May, according to Wu Zurong, vice president of Tencent Cloud, during a speech at the expo.
It was the fifth year for Huawei Technologies to win the prize. According to Shi Jilin, vice president of Huawei Technologies, the Intelligent Twins is a systematic reference architecture proposed for the intelligent upgrade of governments and enterprises. Customers and partners of Huawei can build their own intelligent solutions based on the Intelligent Twins to enable intelligent transformation across industries for all-scenario intelligence.
Leveraging on the cloud as the foundation and AI as the core, Huawei and its partners had put the Intelligent Twins into practice in more than 600 projects and are advancing the Intelligent Twins to a wide range of industries, such as government and public utilities, transportation, industry, energy, finance, health care and scientific research.
In Shenzhen, the Intelligent Twins project aims to build an integrated deep learning system for citywide coordination, enabling a smart city that is perceptive, conscious, evolvable and familiar. Driven by data as the foundation, Shenzhen Intelligent Twins will leverage emerging technologies such as 5G, cloud computing, IoT, big data, AI, and blockchain to build a system that includes an intelligent service network, applications, intelligent hub, data interaction system and intelligent infrastructure.
In the oil and gas industry, the Intelligent Twins project will reimagine the industry chain, shorten the time needed for identification of oil and gas exploration by 70 percent.
The Light of Internet Expo, an important part of the WIC, lasted for three days, attracting more than 130 top enterprises and institutions from home and abroad, including Alibaba, Huawei, Tencent, Baidu, Epson and Infosys.
This year’s expo focused on the world’s most recent Internet development trends and cutting-edge technologies, showcasing the latest Internet technologies, achievements, products and applications of 130 enterprises and institutions from home and abroad.
Highlights included Alibaba Group’s logistics robot and cloud computer, Tencent’s “Digital Ark” initiative, China Unicom’s 5G smart education device, Baidu’s Apollo self-driving car and Zhijiang Lab’s brain-like computer.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s World Internet Conference has been streamlined into a two-day “Internet Development Forum” with participants taking part both online and onsite.