At the 19th Communist Party Congress, Chinese President Xi Jinping is stamping his authority by mapping out his vision for China for the next 30 years. "The banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics is flying high for the world to see. It will be an era that sees China move closer to the centre stage," Xi said. He aims for the "the rejuvenation of the great Chinese nation" and wants to build a "digital and smart society", a "country of innovators". At the heart of his strategy is an economy built on homemade innovation - with a particular emphasis on robotics, electric cars and artificial intelligence.
The central Chinese government's efforts to build an " intelligent economy " and "intelligent society" by 2030 in China with an aim to build Rmb10 trillion relevant industries will propel the country's GDP growth over the coming two decades, notes Goldman Sachs. In their Aug. 31 research piece titled "China's Rise in Artificial Intelligence," Piyush Mubayi and colleagues dove deep into China's ambitious plans, the factors that make China unique, and the companies that are aiding faster growth. The analysts argue that with this plan, the country expects AI to drive technology-enabled business innovations and industry transformations, ultimately resulting in an early lead in building an " intelligent economy " and "intelligent society" by 2030. The Goldman Sachs analysts expect AI technology to become a priority on the Chinese government's agenda, with further impetus from supportive national / regional policy.
The State Council has issued a guideline on developing artificial intelligence (AI), setting a goal of becoming a global innovation center in this field by 2030. Breakthroughs should be made in basic theories of AI, such as big data intelligence, multimedia aware computing, human-machine hybrid intelligence, swarm intelligence and automated decision-making. Technologies in the system include a computational knowledge engine, swarm computing, virtual reality modeling and natural language processing. New industries using AI technology should be developed, such as smart robot, smart vehicle, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and smart terminal.
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The Chinese government has released a three-step blueprint, showing how it intends to become the leader in artificial intelligence development and deployment by 2030. This means an AI industry worth $22 billion and $150 billion in related fields, such as self-driving. From there, the Chinese government will work to have all regulatory and legal framework set by 2025. In the plan, the State Council estimated $150 billion in value for the AI sector and $1.5 trillion for related fields.
The Chinese government's wish-list for AI researchers is pretty ambitious: "Breakthroughs should be made in basic theories of AI, such as big data intelligence, multimedia aware computing, human-machine hybrid intelligence, swarm intelligence and automated decision-making." A common technology system should be developed based on algorithms, data and hardware. Technologies in the system include a computational knowledge engine, swarm computing, virtual reality modeling and natural language processing. New industries using AI technology should be developed, such as smart robot, smart vehicle, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and smart terminal.
The plan, which has been approved by the highest levels of Beijing authority, outlines a 13-year plan to bring China to the forefront of the burgeoning field of AI. "Artificial intelligence has become a new engine of economic development," the document reads, translated to English. By 2025, they intend to quintuple the industry's value to 5 trillion yuan with world-leading technological breakthroughs, and by 2030 they intend to be the world leader in AI technology and economics with a 10 trillion yuan AI industry. The initiative in artificial intelligence is the latest step in Chinese President Xi Jinping's efforts to bring China to the forefront of technological innovations.
In the first volume of the Series "Artificial Intelligence in China in its direct sources", Specific Policies (Kindle version) (Paperback version), the specific measures related to AI derived from that far-reaching political decision were collected, including some key milestones: Support for Artificial Intelligence is also part of the Chinese policy of promoting geographical areas of scientific and technological development. The program will involve key projects such as intelligent home appliances, smart automobiles, intelligent wearable devices and robots. The program will involve key projects such as intelligent home appliances, smart automobiles, intelligent unmanned systems, intelligent wearable devices and robots. The second volume of the Series "Artificial Intelligence in China in its direct sources", Strategic Policies, (Kindle version) (Paperback version), compiles the presence of AI in various strategic plans, including the 13th Five-Year Plan 2016-2020, Internet Plus Policy Strategy, Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, Made in China 2025 and Healthy China 2030.
Ya-Qin Zhang, president of China's leading search business, says Chinese companies can become worldwide Internet powerhouses too. One of the biggest fish in China's market of 730 million Internet users, Baidu is trying to open new revenue streams both domestically and abroad by investing heavily in artificial intelligence. The company employs more than 1,700 AI researchers, including some at a Silicon Valley research center opened in 2014, and was chosen by the Chinese government to run a new national lab intended to make the nation more competitive in machine learning. Why would top talent in artificial intelligence want to work for Baidu's U.S. lab over that of an American company?