Computing power increasingly prominent: Insights from WIC



The World Internet Conference (WIC) held a computing power network forum on Feb 27 at the ongoing Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024 in Spain.

Zhuang Rongwen, chair of the WIC, made a speech at the forum, which was presided over by Ren Xianliang, secretary-general of the WIC.

Zhuang said that the global economic and social digital transformation is accelerating, with increasing demand for computing power driven by new technologies and applications such as 5G, big data, and artificial intelligence, and the supportive role of computing power in economic and social development is becoming increasingly prominent.

Zhuang, also minister of Cyberspace Administration of China, stressed the need to promote the building of a computing power network to empower the digital transformation of various industries and fields in the face of new opportunities brought about by the development of computing power.

Nearly 200 guests from around the world attended the forum. They expressed their hope that the WIC will play a greater role in such areas as computing power network, providing a platform for all parties to jointly promote the building and implementation of computing power network, accelerating digital transformation, and enabling digital technology to better benefit humanity.

The WIC said that it will continue to leverage its role as a global platform for exchange and cooperation in cyberspace, build consensus on governance and development in the digital field, and promote the building of a community with a shared future in cyberspace.