ZJU students on leaderboard at Global AI Challenger

2017-12-29 Global Communications

Award winners from ZJU

Five ZJU students clinched honors at the Global AI Challenger concluded in Beijing on December 21. The contest was co-organized by three leading Chinese companies in artificial intelligence, namely Sogou, Sinovation Ventures and Bytedance.

The contest provided participants with a large open dataset and set up the following five tracks: English-Chinese Simultaneous Interpretation, Human Skeletal System Keypoints Detection, English-Chinese Machine Translation, Scene Classification, and Image Captioning.

Six graduate students from ZJU’s College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering and College of Optical Science and Engineering formed two teams. Under the guidance of ZJU staff, both teams stood out from fierce competition, winning second prizes in the first two tracks. They devised recognized models for English-Chinese simultaneous interpretation and human skeletal system keypoints detection, respectively.


Left: Kai-Fu Lee. Right: WANG Xiaochuan

Kai-Fu Lee, founder & CEO of Sinovation Ventures, attended the awarding ceremony, and WANG Xiaochuan, CEO of China's second-biggest search giant Sougou, delivered a speech. “We hope the contestants will make bigger achievements and promote industry-academia collaborations in the future”, said WANG.

This year’s Global AI Challenger lasted for about 130 days and drew 8892 teams from 65 countries. The contest aims to serve AI talents and help them grow, to promote the integration of technical education and industrial innovation, and to connect people with data.

Media Contact

ZHONG Tingting, ztt0017638@zju.edu.cn, College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering