Artificial Intelligence bringing education into digital age



The 2021 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) opened on July 7 in Shanghai.

East China Normal University (ECNU) signed agreements with Microsoft and Lenovo today during the ongoing World Artificial Intelligence Conference to empower education with artificial intelligence.

The agreements were signed at an education-themed forum during the event, which focused on how AI can empower the digital transformation of education.

ECNU signed agreements with Microsoft.

ECNU signs agreements with Lenovo.

The cooperation between the university and Microsoft Research Asia aims to advance research capabilities and conduct leading-edge research in academia and industry, as well as cultivate and attract high-end talent from across the world.

According to Microsoft Research Asia, the two parties have developed an intelligent Chinese writing assistance system previously, with which students can have their writings assessed and analyzed to improve writing skills.

In the future, Microsoft and ECNU will collaborate in research related to education and AI, such as development of adaptive learning systems for Chinese and mathematics.

During the forum, the university also launched an intelligent education technology industrial park together with the government of Putuo District. The plaque of the Shanghai Intelligent Education Technology Industrial Park was also unveiled.

Shanghai Intelligent Education Technology Industrial Park unveiled.

The industrial park will develop based primarily on the National Science and Technology Park of ECNU, and expand into the nearby Changfeng business area and the planned Jinsha Island Science City in Putuo.

The two parties aim to build the park into a highland for intelligent education to facilitate the development of other core industries, such as AI, biomedicine and integrated circuits.

The university also showcases the “Intelligent Education exhibition at WAIC. The exhibition will be held from July 7 to 10 at Stand D123, Hall 1 at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.

About WAIC

WAIC has been successfully held three times since 2018. 2021 WAIC will continue to uphold the concept of Intelligently Connect the World, adhere to the principle of holding a high-end, international, professional, market-oriented and intelligent conference, plot various activities, build an international cooperation and exchange platform, and gather together top scientists, entrepreneurs, government officials, experts and scholars, international organizations, investors, and start-up teams.

WAIC aims to promote the gathering and exchange of global AI innovation ideas, technologies, applications, talents and capital, and press ahead with the collaboration of global scientific and technological innovation, thus helping to build a world-class industrial cluster of AI.


Source: Shine

Editor: Yuan Yiwei


East China Normal University