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  • Chinese Institute of New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development strategies (CINGAI) holds 2020 annual meeting


    On January 21, the Chinese Institute of New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development strategies (CINGAI) held the 2020 annual meeting in Tianjin.

    The annual meeting aims to fully implement the spirit of the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee, review the work of the year 2020, do in-depth study on the key support direction and development plan, and discuss the measures to jointly promote the construction of the strategic research platform in the field of artificial intelligence.

    Over 40 guests attended the annual meeting online or offline, including Wang Maohua, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and professor of China Agricultural University; Wu Cheng, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and director of the National CIMS Engineering Research Center; Wang Tianran, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and director of Academic Committee of Shenyang Institute of Automation; Gong Ke, president of CINGAI and chairman of The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO); and Zu Yanhui, deputy director of Tianjin Municipal Science and Technology Bureau.

    In his speech, Zu Yanhui spoke highly of the achievements made by CINGAI in promoting strategic research in artificial intelligence, especially its contribution to Tianjin's intelligent technology industry. He hoped that CINGAI would be located in Tianjin and, keeping an eye on the whole nation, would gather more experts to provide more scientific and technological support for the economic and social development of Tianjin.

    In the theme report, Li Qiang, deputy general manager of Tianjin Port Pacific International Container Terminal Co. Ltd., shared the experience and practice at the Tianjin Port in the construction of unmanned container trucks and intelligent terminals.

    Gao Fan, marketing director of Ascend computing business of Huawei Technology Co. Ltd., introduced the thought and practice of Ascend in providing high-quality computing power and promoting the level of infrastructure construction.

    Han Jianda, deputy leader of the overall expert group of intelligent robot special project of National Key R & D Program and professor of the College of Artificial Intelligence of Nankai University, made in-depth interpretation on the development process and direction of new generation robots and behavioral intelligence.

    In the exchange session, Academician Wang Maohua reviewed the research history of artificial intelligence in China and pointed out that the development of modern intelligent agriculture needs urgent support from artificial intelligence technology.

    From the perspective of development strategy, Academician Wu Cheng voiced his hope in project approval, policy advice and practical results. He also provided suggestions for serving the local economic and social development of Tianjin.

    Academician Wang Tianran affirmed the work of and expressed the hope for CINGAI in promoting enterprises to use multiple new technologies to improve the efficiency and competitiveness. He also voiced the hope for CINGAI to settle in Tianjin but keeping the eye on the whole nation.

    Finally, Gong Ke reviewed the annual meeting and the history of CINGAI in exploration and progress during the three years since its establishment. He stressed that during the 14th Five-Year Plan period, it is required to explore the path of international cooperation in artificial intelligence, put forward feasible and visionary suggestions of high level, and establish and deepen the cooperation with various think tanks such as China Academy of Information and Communications Technology and the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China.

    Gong Ke also made plans for the work in 2021. He proposed to carry out strategic research around the 14th Five-Year Plan and the implementation plan of industries, especially the phased implementation of the New Generation of Artificial Intelligence Development Plan. He also said that it’s a must to seize the opportunities of The World Intelligence Conference held in Tianjin and put forward more in-depth suggestions.

    (Reported by Lei Gao, Translated by Junyi Wu, Edited by Davide Francolino and JianjingYun)