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Ramping up Sci-tech Popularity

Source: Science and Technology Daily | 2023-06-01 11:45:52 | Author: Science and Technology Daily

An exhibited robot operates for a cup of coffee inChina's 29th National Science and Technology Week. (PHOTO: XINHUA)

By Staff Reporters

China's 23th National Science and Technology Week ran from May 20 to 31 across the country. It featured China's major sci-tech achievements in recent years including a series of activities such as science popularization events, by liaising with relevant departments and localities.

Such sci-tech achievements as SegGPT by Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence were exhibited, which can accurately identify and locate vehicles, pedestrians, traffic signs, obstacles and other targets, so as to support driverless vehicles and robotics.

Other features included ChatGLM, developed by Beijing Zhipu Huazhang Technology Corporation. It is a conversational language model that 369 institutions in 53 countries have applied to use.

Multiple science popularization events were designed across Beijing. For example, nearly 20 science popularization events were held in Dongcheng district, and science knowledge competitions for primary and secondary school students were held simultaneously.

Cloud exhibition halls, online live broadcasts and other forms of multi -channel dissemination of scientific knowledge were also set up. Targeting young people, these were aimed at sparking their imagination and curiosity at an early age.

Relevant departments are currently working on synchronizing the financial science and technology week, agricultural science and technology week, food and material reserves science and technology week, vocational education week and other specialist activities, organizing science and technology workers in farm fields, factories, communities and rural areas including primary and secondary schools, to carry out a variety of forms of science and technology activities.

Since the first National Science and Technology Week was held in 2001, more than two billion people have participated in relevant activities and events.

Editor: 林雨晨

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