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Camp aims to nurture China's future AI talent

Source: chinadaily.com.cn | Updated : 2019-08-19

More than 40 students from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Tsinghua University, Wuhan University and Xi'an Jiaotong University attended the closing ceremony of the DeeCamp in the Guangzhou Development District of Guangdong province on Aug 15.

The DeeCamp, one of China's largest AI training camps, was held in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Nanjing this year.

Aiming to solve real-world problems with AI, this year's camp focused on AI retail and natural language processing (NLP) speech generation technology, including automatic generation of posters, virtual image robots, shop tracking and virtual robot speech synthesis technology.


Campers from the HKUST, Tsinghua University, Wuhan University and Xi'an Jiaotong University pose for a photo at the closing ceremony in Guangzhou Development District on Aug 15. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

A total of 600 students made it into this year's summer camp from over 10,000 applicants around the world. More than 40 students from the HKUST, Tsinghua University, Wuhan University and Xi'an Jiaotong University brought four demos tothe one-month camp in Guangzhou.

They attended lectures, made field surveys in local enterprises and communicated with insiders to better understand their industries.

The group that demonstrated the shop tracking project stood out and will attendthe national final on behalf of Guangzhou in Beijing.

Anexhibition featuring the outstanding demos and closing ceremony of the DeeCamp were held in the Yanqi Lake Campus of the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing on Aug 16. 

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