600 teams participating and three major tracks PK. Which AI “new forces” were born in this year’s Zhijiang Cup?
On December 10, the award ceremony of the 2021 Zhijiang Cup Global Artificial Intelligence Competition was held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. Since its launch at the end of August, the competition has attracted nearly 600 teams to sign up, and talented artificial intelligence talents from universities, Internet companies, government departments, and research institutions at home and abroad have competed on the same stage and competed fiercely.
In line with the tenet of “introducing talents by competition, developing industry by competition, and promoting research by competition”, this competition has three tracks: innovation competition, entrepreneurship competition, and list-breaking competition. There are seven competition questions and the total prize pool of the competition exceeds 20 million. Yuan. After preliminary contests, finals, project roadshows, defenses and other links, in the end, two teams from DH-Goods from Dahua Co., Ltd. and testabc from Beijing Yuanjian Information won the first prize of the innovation competition. Shanshu Technology’s “Commercial Optimization Solver COPT” Won the first prize in the Entrepreneurship Competition, two teams from Zhejiang University of Technology and China Pharmaceutical University successfully unveiled the list.
Winners of 2021 Zhijiang Cup Global Artificial Intelligence Competition
“Zhijiang Cup Artificial Intelligence Competition has been held four times this year, and one is better than the other. The participating teams are all outstanding AI talents at home and abroad.” Pan Yunhe, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and chief scientist in the field of artificial intelligence at Zhijiang Laboratory It was stated at the award ceremony that the development and progress of artificial intelligence technology cannot be separated from the convergence and drive of talents. The comprehensive discovery of outstanding talents in the AI field is the primary purpose of the Zhijiang Cup Global Artificial Intelligence Competition.
According to statistics, this competition attracted nearly 5,000 players from nearly 600 teams. The team members are from Peking University, Zhejiang University, University of Technology Sydney, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, National Institute of Informatics, Ping An of China, Alibaba, Dahua shares and other universities and companies at home and abroad. Participants have a master’s degree or above accounted for 65% of the total number of candidates, of which nearly 18% of the total number of doctoral students, 20% have overseas study and work experience, 40% of the core team members of the project team of the entrepreneurial competition have overseas backgrounds .
The testabc team from Beijing Yuanjian Information is the first prize winner of non-determined scene speech recognition in the innovation competition. The team members have nearly 5 years of technical accumulation in the field of speech recognition.
“In terms of speech recognition, we used a more cutting-edge network structure, and introduced methods such as model quantification into the competition plan; in terms of voiceprint recognition, we optimized the neural network structure and greatly reduced the cross-error rate.” Said when looking back at the game.
In the zero-sample target object recognition contest, DH-Goods won the championship with its industrial landing-level solution, lightweight, high-performance, and easy to deploy.
DH-Goods members said: “Our program has a short training time and small model parameters, which can meet the requirements of most mobile devices and chips. It can make it possible for zero-sample target recognition to be implemented on the mobile terminal, and the program can also be extended to New retail and smart restaurants.”
In addition to the innovation competition for industrial applications, this year’s competition has set up a new opening track, which aims to use artificial intelligence to promote the transformation of scientific research paradigm. After review by the expert group, Wu Min’s team from Zhejiang University of Technology successfully unveiled the project “Data and calculation-driven material design algorithms and models”, and the Liao Jun team of China Pharmaceutical University successfully unveiled the “target structure-based de novo design of small molecule ligands” In the project of “Generating AI Models”, the two teams each received a reward of 3 million yuan in scientific research funding.
“Next, we will move towards the expected goals in terms of generation efficiency, database, and algorithm performance. In the future, we will also integrate the end-to-end generation model of small molecules into the Zhijiang Tianshu artificial intelligence open source platform.” Liao Jun, associate professor of China Pharmaceutical University Express.
In the entrepreneurial competition, the “Commercial Optimization Solver COPT” project won the first prize. The project can provide efficient computing services for large-scale artificial intelligence decision-making applications, combining machine learning, deep learning, and mathematical planning algorithms in depth to calculate the optimal solution among billions or even trillions of possible solutions.
With the conclusion of this Zhijiang Cup, Zhijiang Lab has successfully held four global artificial intelligence competitions.
“This competition has significantly improved the integration of industry and finance and the dimensions of competition questions compared with previous years. A group of leading domestic and foreign research teams and high-quality AI entrepreneurial projects have participated in the competition and participated in the scientific research and development of Zhijiang Laboratory. The aim of “introducing talents by competition, promoting research by competition, and developing industry by competition” has been put into practice.” Yuan Jixin, deputy director of Zhijiang Laboratory, said, “In the future, Zhijiang Laboratory will continue to work with global AI practitioners. To build the Zhijiang Cup into an artificial intelligence event with strong brand power and great influence, helping the construction of the national new-generation artificial intelligence innovation and development pilot zone and the construction of three high-tech innovation highlands in Zhejiang Province.”