Asia Industrial Net News: On March 28, the 2017 Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision Industry Innovation Conference was held in Beijing. Zhu Wan, Deputy Director of the Information and Software Department of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said at the meeting that the global competition for the commanding heights of the artificial intelligence technology industry has begun. It has strong comparative advantages in terms of data holdings, application scenarios, computing resources and software development. She said that in the next step, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will work with relevant departments to plan and deploy major national strategies for artificial intelligence, strengthen standardization work, and organize the compilation of artificial intelligence development. White papers and industrial ecological maps guide the society to increase investment in key areas.
Zhu Wan said that at this stage, the development of artificial intelligence is showing the characteristics of simultaneous innovation in theory, technology and application. Many technologies have gone out of the laboratory and gradually penetrated into all aspects of work and life in various forms of application; some technologies still have some Limited, but has shown great application potential, artificial intelligence has become a new highland for the development of the information technology industry. She said that from a global perspective, the competition for the commanding heights of the artificial intelligence technology industry has already begun: the United States, the European Union and other major developed countries and regions are actively deploying to support the development of related technologies and industries, and the world’s famous IT companies have been developing Artificial intelligence as an important area of investment.
As far as China is concerned, after the State Council issued the “Internet + Action” guidance in 2015, the government has attached great importance to the development and application of artificial intelligence. Zhu Wan said that at present, combined with the new development trend, he will plan and deploy a major top-level design and development strategy for artificial intelligence. The “Made in China 2025” that is being implemented by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology incorporates artificial intelligence into the key tasks and main directions of intelligent manufacturing, takes the deep integration of information technology and manufacturing technology as the main line, and guides the combination of major needs of intelligent manufacturing and technological achievements of artificial intelligence. At the same time, according to this year’s government work report, the research and development and transformation of artificial intelligence technology are being accelerated.
Zhu Wan introduced that in the next step, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will adhere to innovation-driven and application-driven development, and promote the development of artificial intelligence from four aspects.
First, strengthen top-level design and make overall arrangements for industrial development. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will work with relevant departments to plan and deploy a major national strategy for artificial intelligence, support and guide the development of related technologies, industries and applications in a long-term, combined with the key work of Made in China 2025, coordinate the coordinated development of artificial intelligence software and hardware related industries, and strengthen standardization. Work, organize the preparation of white papers and industrial ecological maps on the development of artificial intelligence, and guide the society to increase investment in key areas.
Second, combine the development of artificial intelligence industry with a series of major application projects. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will strengthen the supply of artificial intelligence-related software and hardware industries and the coordinated development of intelligent manufacturing, implement breakthroughs and applications that support artificial intelligence technology in major projects such as intelligent manufacturing and green manufacturing, and guide artificial intelligence to cooperate in various industries and fields.
Third, focus on breakthroughs in key technologies and key products. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will actively coordinate resources, support breakthroughs in basic software and hardware technologies for artificial intelligence, further promote the transformation of artificial intelligence-related technologies into various products and applications, and encourage the establishment of artificial intelligence industry organizations to gather all parties involved in industry, academia, and research. Together, we will build AI public big data, provide the industry with high-quality training resources, and cultivate an industrial ecosystem in which technology and applications support each other.
Fourth, guide and strengthen international cooperation. It will take advantage of opportunities such as government mutual visits, industry docking, academic exchanges, and exhibition forums to promote and strengthen exchanges and cooperation with foreign policy makers, business managers and scientific and technological personnel in the field of artificial intelligence, support the development of training and personnel exchange projects, and actively Participate in international standardization cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence to improve international influence.
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