At the World AI Conference 2018 in Shanghai, several technology giants announced to establish AI-related centers in Shanghai. Thus, Amazon Web Services, the cloud services platform of Amazon, will establish the Amazon Web Services AI Research Institute here, to conduct multi-language natural language processing research centered on Mandarin Chinese and provide an open source deep learning ecosystem to help Chinese customers launch AI and machine learning applications. Microsoft announced to establish Microsoft Research Asia-Shanghai and the Microsoft-INESA AI Innovation Center here. Alibaba and Baidu also announced plans to establish AI innovation centers in Shanghai. Baidu will establish its Shanghai innovation center, developing over 110 AI projects, and the Sense Time Group, a Chinese AI company, is developing its new supercomputing center in Shanghai.

CAS news release, September 18, 2018