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IoT and smart city development discussed at forum




The China Internet of Things and Green Smart City Development Forum is held in Wuxi on Sept 11. [Photo/wiotexpo.cn]

The China Internet of Things and Green Smart City Development Forum was held in Wuxi on Sept 11 as part of the 2020 World Internet of Things Expo.

Around 300 guests from IoT enterprises, manufacturers, and related institutions and associations were invited to the forum to talk about things such as 5G policies, smart cities, IoT, artificial intelligence, healthy light environment, and intelligent control.

Guests included Jin Yaqiu, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Song Liang, an academician at the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Li Xing, vice director of the National Energy Conservation Center, and Wang Zhuo, secretary-general of the China Association of the Lighting Industry.

Jin Yaqiu said the rapid development of smart cities has resulted in the emergence of new topics every year he attended the forum.

"With the development of 5G networks and digitalization, it is a very important to discuss the digital and intelligent transformation and upgrading of related industries through the integration and innovation of new technologies such as the IoT and AI," said Jin.

Li Xing said that the development of green smart cities will help improve the quality of urbanization, promote industrial transformation and upgrading, and raise the quality of city management and services.

Li noted that the National Energy Conservation Center is currently developing smart street lights, which could help save energy and contribute to the development of a smart city.

Over 70 experts on smart cities and smart light poles also discussed technologies, standards, solutions, and other topics related to smart cities and explored new opportunities for cooperation between the lighting and IoT industries.