The Second Screening on BPAA Grand Prize Were Announced

  • 08-September-2022

On September 1, the Finals and Algorithm Summit of the Second Screening on Best Practices of Applied Algorithms (BPAA), hosted by the Office of the Organizing Committee of the World Artificial Intelligence Conference, supported by the People's Government of Shanghai Putuo District, and undertaken by Shanghai AI Industry Association and Dataway, ended successfully. It is reported that the Second Screening on BPAA competition projects have strong implementation and application, their configurations are richer and more capable of optimization, and their algorithm software and hardware implementation capabilities are more prominent; The value of the algorithm is highly valued. Most of the enterprise organization teams participate in the competition with their core products or services embedded with algorithm technology, which can further enhance the enterprise organization's focus on the value of algorithms, and thus help improve the management of algorithm teams and algorithm resources; Large-scale algorithm team has high participation, and has multi-link, multi-chain, multi-field algorithm talent collaboration system, so as to form more mature and practical algorithm products and services; The participating teams have high business development prospects, and the target customer groups have great interest in algorithm business. They will become activists and leading enterprises in the future algorithm industrialization ecosystem, and drive China's algorithm industry to a new level. During the collection period of more than 40 days, the Second Screening on BPAA mobilized 14 countries and regions around the world to actively register, gathered 321 excellent algorithm teams to participate in the competition, and selected the top 10 of the five major tracks to form the top 50 projects. Finally, the five gold medal-winning teams from the Finals on August 31 competed for the Grand Prize, and BPAA awarded trophies to the project teams that won. Zhang Ying, Deputy Director of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization, Yao Rulin, Standing Committee Member and Deputy District Head of Shanghai Putuo District, and Li Wenbo, Director of Shanghai Putuo District Science and Technology Committee, attended the event. Li Bin, Chairman of Future Cloud and Chief Engineer of Wei Hua Group, Zhang Xi, Professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Chief Scientist of Intelligent Networking Center of Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Tu Weiwei, Vice President and Principal Scientist of 4Paradigm, Cai Hengxing, Senior Scientist of 4Paradigm, Zhang Zhongyang, Director of Ecological Development of Huawei Shanghai Strategy MKT Department and COO of Shanghai Shengteng Ecological Innovation Center, Wang Wanwan, Data Scientist of INSIGHTONE, Wang Zikai, Chief Technology Officer of Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Ding Fuqiang, Deputy Director of Shanghai Internet Big Data Engineering Research Center, Yuan Yue, Chairman of Dataway, Xu Zhengjun, Vice President of Dataway, and other experts and scholars participated in the algorithm summit to discuss the development of cutting-edge algorithm industry. Zhang Ying, Deputy Director of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization, pointed out when presenting the BPAA Grand Prize that more and more high-quality, large-scale and application-oriented algorithm teams actively participated in the Second Screening on BPAA, and the level of the competition was further improved, which is becoming an emerging landmark event in the field of artificial intelligence industry. At the same time, she welcomed outstanding algorithm talents to participate in Shanghai's new-generation artificial intelligence algorithm innovation initiative to form an algorithm industrialization cluster ecosystem. Yao Rulin, Standing Committee Member and Deputy District Head of Shanghai Putuo District said in his speech, "Putuo District, as the only city-level comprehensive network security industry demonstration park in Shanghai, attaches great importance to the development of artificial intelligence industry and has issued the first district-level digital transformation development implementation opinions in Shanghai. Haina Town in Putuo District has also become one of the first five city-level digital transformation demonstration zones in the city. The intelligent software industry in Putuo District has become an important pillar industry. We warmly welcome outstanding algorithm teams from all parties to take root in Putuo and jointly participate in the innovation in Putuo. "He said, "Putuo District will build a platform and environment for startups with first-class policies, environment and services to jointly promote the high-quality development of algorithm industry and create a highland for the development of the global algorithm industry." Li Wenbo, Director of Shanghai Putuo District Science and Technology Committee, gave a detailed introduction to Putuo's "Ten Supports for Algorithms", a support method for promoting the development of the algorithm industry in Putuo District. Putuo's "Ten Supports for Algorithms" mainly include ten aspects, such as supporting the development of industrial clustering, reducing the operating costs of enterprises, supporting the transformation of independent research and development, supporting the convenience of enterprise financing, supporting the construction of professional institutions, supporting the public sharing of research and development service platforms, supporting the formulation and revision of standards, supporting the creation of industrial atmosphere, and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurial activities and support talent introduction and cultivation, which provide a full range of innovation and entrepreneurial support such as funds, venues, incubation plans, and training plans for teams and organizations that are willing to settle in Putuo District. On the morning of the 1st, top 50 teams of the Second Screening on Best Practices of Applied Algorithms (BPAA) visited the China-Israel (Shanghai) Innovation Hub and Changfeng Ecological Business District in Putuo District. Shanghai Putuo District focuses on the field of intelligent technology, continues to build an innovative technology park with the "gene" of science and technology innovation and the characteristics of industrial clustering, and strives to develop an innovation base with significant functional characteristics, distinctive cultural characteristics and clustering large-scale enterprises. As the government support organization of the Second Screening on BPAA, Shanghai Putuo District People's Government has always been committed to promoting the development of algorithm industrialization, attracting and gathering outstanding algorithm teams and talents with the advantages of scene resources, industrial support and policy incentives to jointly build an algorithm industry system. In the BPAA Finals, after the on-site evaluation and deliberation of the expert judges (the scoring system adopts an active avoidance system), the commercial track gold award project "'One Product, One Household, One Policy' Accurate Cigarette Launching Algorithm Practice" won the Grand Prize of the Second Screening on Best Practices of Applied Algorithms (BPAA). The other competition projects of the five major tracks also performed well, showing the charm of algorithms in different scenarios. The Gold Award project of industrial track, "3D Geological Body Modeling Algorithm Based on Implicit Modeling Theory". The project "3D Visual Intelligent Sanitation Sweeper Based on L4-level Driverless Technology" project from the public track won the Gold Award. The Gold Award project of the financial track, "Natural Language Processing Content Recognition Solution Based on Semantic Features". In the medical track, the project "Shenshi Weisi Uni-FEP Free Energy Perturbation Calculation Tool Helps Innovative Drug Research and Development" won the Gold Award. It is reported that the winning teams of BPAA will have the opportunity to receive financial incentives, organizational protection, scenario support and other policy support from Shanghai Putuo District, which will inject driving forces to accelerate the implementation of the industrialization of algorithms; They will have the opportunity to be included in the list of 100 algorithm products with demonstration and promotion effects in the key areas of urban digital transformation in Shanghai and 100 model cases of algorithm application; have the opportunity to preferentially join the Shengteng Zhongzhi plan released by BPAA's "eco-model partner" Shengteng AI or enter the MindSpore Artificial Intelligence Framework Innovation Laboratory preferentially, and appear at the WAIC blockbuster signing link; and have the opportunity to cooperate with Tsinghua University Press to publish algorithm application books, etc. In addition, the conference officially launched a series of popular science books on artificial intelligence, "Algorithms That Everyone Can't Live Without - Graph Algorithm Applications" and "Graph Data Intelligence". The books, published by Tsinghua University Press, interpret the related concepts, application scenarios and forms of artificial intelligence in the form of pictures and texts in a popular, story-like and cartoon-like manner. This series of books provides a new way to deeply understand the artificial intelligence and algorithm industry, and jointly create an algorithm industry ecosystem. As a key element of the current digital economy construction, the popularity of algorithms is gradually rising. Li Bin, Chairman of Future Cloud and Chief Engineer of Wei Hua Group, said that artificial intelligence is a key technology that can profoundly change the world pattern in the future, and algorithms are the most important among them. Whether the algorithm can effectively promote industrial development depends on its applicability. It can be seen from the competition that more and more algorithm talents can match the best application scenarios based on the characteristics of the algorithm, really promote the implementation of the algorithm, which have broad market prospects in the future. In order to better explore the development status of the global algorithm industry, and explore the pain points and opportunities for the development of the algorithm industry, Dr. Yuan Yue, Chairman of Dataway, initiated a special survey of 100 excellent algorithm teams around the world and shared the core findings at the conference. He said that Putuo District's frontier exploration of the industrialization of algorithms provided a model for promoting China's algorithmic action plan. Algorithm talent is the key factor driving the development of algorithm industry in the future. The integration of industry and education should be promoted, and industry should be the leading factor. The cultivation and incubation of algorithm talents should be regarded as one of the core construction plans for the development of algorithm industry. It is also necessary to establish an algorithm investment system and algorithm budget projects that match the computing power and volume to form a special incentive policy for algorithm industrialization. Zhang Xi, Professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Chief Scientist of Intelligent Networking Center of Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, and Cai Hengxing, Senior Scientist of 4Paradigm, shared the innovative application of algorithms from the perspective of technical application. Based on the quantitative prediction method of battery thermal runaway considering the security boundary, Professor Zhang Xi's team first proposed the concept of "virtual battery" (VB) and built a digital "virtual battery" model. At present, the algorithm model has been applied to such subdivision scenarios as intelligent battery management system (BMS), rapid detection equipment of power battery, online and offline annual inspection system construction, which further improves battery operation safety and provides more guarantees for the new energy vehicle market. Dr. Cai Hengxing introduced in detail the core technologies of automatic machine learning for table data, such as feature construction, feature selection, model fusion, etc., as well as the products that currently apply automatic machine learning to table data, such as Automl Tables (Google), AutoGluon-Tabula (Amazon), AuroX (4Paradigm), etc., which can be applied to multiple scenarios such as risk control, recommendation, industry, environment, health, and retail. The roundtable forum, with the theme of "Intelligence Empowerment, Ecological Win-win", chaired by Dr. Xu Zhengjun, Vice President of Dataway, invited Zhang Zhongyang, Director of Ecological Development of Huawei Shanghai Strategy MKT Department and COO of Shanghai Shengteng Ecological Innovation Center, Wang Wanwan, Data Scientist of INSIGHTONE, Wang Zikai, Chief Technology Officer of Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, and Ding Fuqiang, Deputy Director of Shanghai Internet Big Data Engineering Research Center to discuss and exchange ideas. Experts and scholars focused on the construction of algorithm industrialization in the subdivision scenario, and shared their views from the perspectives of ecological construction, industrial chain extension, industrial ecological construction, talent cultivation, data security and algorithm responsibility. More and more attention has been paid to the development of algorithm industry. Many institutional units have joined hands with BPAA to jointly explore the new territory of the development of China's algorithm industry. The competition was jointly organized by Wei Hua Group, Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Shanghai Branch of China United Network Communications Limited, Future Cloud, 4Paradigm and Pegasus Brigade, and supported by EqualOcean, Watson Build AI Innovation Center, SenseTime Research Institute, Guangzhou Xiaoyang Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., Huawei Shanghai Shengteng Innovation Center, School of Data Science, Fudan University in Shanghai, East China Normal University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Gesellschaft Chinesischer Informatiker inDeutschland e.V. (GCI), Beijing Overseas Talents Association in Chaoyang District, Beijing, Association of Chinese-European Innovation and Entrepreneurship(ACEIE), Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI), Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre, Shanghai Xiaokayun Assistive Rehabilitation Devices Industry Service Promotion Center, Shanghai Japu Management Consulting Co., Ltd., Tsinghua University Press and other partners.  

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