YITU shares insights on the role of AI in building smart cities at UNIDO event
YITU Technology was featured this week in Vienna at the 3rd “Bridges for Cities – Belt and Road Initiative: Developing Green Economies for Cities” event to showcase its advanced smart city solutions.
“Bridges for Cities” is jointly held by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Finance Center for South-South Cooperation (FCSSC) to deliver concrete outcomes to facilitate the implementation of sustainable urban-industrial development projects. More than 188 cities from 88 countries attended the event.
YITU shared insights on how the company is engaged in Shanghai’s urban intelligent development and demonstrated a use case of AI-enhanced healthcare as part of Shanghai’s smart city exhibition. YITU’s intelligent healthcare solutions are currently adopted into clinical work flow by over 100 hospitals in China.
“AI will play a crucial role in the progress of building smart cities by automating essential functions and aid city planning. To accomplish such a goal, AI companies shoulder great responsibilities to find a commercial use for the technology so that cities can be more intelligent and convenient for their inhabitants,” commented Fan Jingyan, vp of Government Affairs at YITU. “Over 30 countries and regions have been benefited from YITU’s state-of-the-art AI technologies to contribute to create a better, smarter and more convenient world.”
“It’s impressive to see how much AI is changing the human society. We look forward to seeing YITU share its experience to more cities around the world,” added Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento, UNIDO’s director of Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation.
Shanghai was one of the four case cities to demonstrate their urban industrial solutions at the event and introduced projects currently implemented and discussed trends and challenges for future smart urban cities. According to the announcement, Shanghai’s planners are banking on smart city development and intelligent manufacturing to further enhance the city’s global reputation.
In September, YITU and UNIDO ITPO Shanghai (Investment and Technology Promotion Office of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization) signed a strategic cooperation agreement for promoting the growth of developing countries assisted with AI technology. YITU notes it is committed to help more cities around the globe with its technologies, and strategic partnerships with international organizations including UNIDO will accelerate this vision.
YITU was recently honored for its facial recognition platform at WAIC 2018.