As the core driving force of a new round of industrial change, the pace of integration of artificial intelligence and industry is more and more in-depth. With the new environmental changes, the new application of artificial intelligence is also giving birth to new propositions. “Enabling” has become the key word of the recently held “2020 world artificial Intelligence Conference cloud summit”. Experts interviewed by reporters said that under the impact of the epidemic, China’s economic recovery is facing more unstable and uncertain factors. We should give full play to the enabling role of artificial intelligence to inject new strength into economic recovery.

Artificial intelligence presents great application potential

“The world under the impact of the current epidemic is undergoing profound changes. The epidemic has accelerated the digital transformation of all walks of life. As an important technology in the digital era, artificial intelligence can fully enlarge and enhance the value creation ability of various production factors, bring more new products and services, and inject new strength into the world economic recovery.” Novel coronavirus pneumonia research and development center Zhang Yi, a senior analyst at the Sai Di Consulting Center, told our reporter that in the near future, AI played an important role in resource allocation, information tracking, epidemic surveillance, nucleic acid detection, contactless distribution, and so on, and promoted the resumption of work and production, and promoted the gradual operation of the economy. In the long run, artificial intelligence technology has led to the emergence of new models such as telecommuting, online education, unmanned retail and telemedicine, which has become one of the important leading forces of industrial upgrading and evolution.

Artificial intelligence has become one of the important leading forces of industrial upgrading and evolution

“In the future, artificial intelligence will be popularized to all aspects of the economy, creating more new opportunities for high-quality growth of the world economy.” Zhang Yi said.

Wang Minghui, associate researcher of the development research center of the State Council, said in an interview with our reporter that in recent years, as an important driving force of a new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial change, artificial intelligence technology has shown great application potential in economic, social and other fields. In the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic situation, AI epidemic risk analysis and prediction, AI image aided diagnosis and other large numbers of AI new products and new applications have played a good role in epidemic prevention and epidemic prevention, and achieved good social effects.

“Under the impact of the epidemic, China’s economic recovery is facing more unstable and uncertain factors. We should take the demand of economic recovery as the guide, increase the efforts of scientific research, develop and promote AI products and applications that help to return to work and production, give full play to the enabling role of artificial intelligence, and use artificial intelligence technology to inject new strength into economic recovery as soon as possible.” Wang said.

The next decade will enter a period of rapid development

Wang Minghui believes that in the next 10 years, the development of artificial intelligence will enter a period of rapid development, and also a period of industry integration and standardization. Artificial intelligence will still be in the weak artificial intelligence stage for a long time, but with the progress of technology and the diversification of demand, its application scenarios will continue to enrich, and its impact on the economy and society will be more in-depth. The competition of artificial intelligence industry will be more intense, and the industry concentration will be further improved. Enterprises with core technology competitive advantage will occupy the dominant position. Enterprises that only rely on short-term demand to obtain customers, or drift away in the regulatory gray area, and make profits by obtaining users’ privacy information will face challenges in the future competition.

Zhang Yi believes that the development trend of AI in the future is that AI will have real intelligence analysis ability, and cognitive intelligence will become the new commanding point of AI in the future. Second, artificial intelligence and various emerging technologies are deeply integrated. In the era of Internet of things, artificial intelligence will integrate 5g, IOT, brain science and other advanced technologies, use a large number of sensors to achieve large-scale cooperation of “people, vehicles and things”, and use swarm intelligence and enhanced intelligence to achieve fine urban management. In the future, a number of swarm intelligence service platforms will be built and put into use in important fields such as intelligent manufacturing, intelligent agriculture, intelligent medical treatment and intelligent city.

Wang Minghui suggested that in order to ensure the sustained and healthy development of the artificial intelligence industry, we need to do the following three points.

First, attach great importance to the basic research of artificial intelligence. At present, China has advantages in the application field of artificial intelligence products and services, but there is still a big gap between the R & D and products of the basic layer and the developed countries such as the United States. We must greatly increase the investment in basic research, make up for the shortcomings, and consolidate the foundation for the development of artificial intelligence in China.

Second, it attaches great importance to the introduction and cultivation of artificial intelligence talents. At present, there is a big gap between China’s talent pool and the United States. We must formulate talent introduction policies, consolidate and strengthen domestic stem education, and lay a solid foundation for the long-term development of artificial intelligence.

Third, we attach great importance to artificial intelligence governance. With the rapid development of artificial intelligence technology, it also brings about problems related to human health and safety, privacy protection, discrimination and prejudice, which makes the existing science and technology management system face great challenges. We should strengthen the research on legal, ethical and social issues of artificial intelligence, and actively promote the global governance of artificial intelligence.

        Editor in charge: Tzh

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