On September 1, the 2022 World Artificial Intelligence Conference arrived as scheduled in Shanghai. The theme of “Intelligent Connected World, Primordial Life Without Boundaries” fully highlights the two hot topics of “artificial intelligence” and “metaverse”.

On the first day of the opening, Baidu Smart Cloud hosted the sub-forum of “Strengthening Reality with Virtual Reality, Metaverse Stimulating New Kinetic Energy of the Industry”. Talking about the future of the Metaverse, Yuan Foyu, Vice President of Baidu Group, said, “The real Metaverse will be a powerful AI capability. A perfect combination with virtual space. Without the underlying framework of AI building, it is impossible to create a metaverse superstructure that is captivating enough.”

Without AI technology breakthrough, the metaverse is a mirage

At this stage, the Metaverse has come to the golden stage of “strengthening the real with the virtual”. Recently, the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government proposed that by 2025, the scale of “Metaverse” related industries will reach 350 billion yuan. Zhang Ping, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, pointed out that the Metaverse has all the characteristics of future killer applications. We must unswervingly follow the road of independent innovation, build ubiquitous accurate perception based on the deep integration of key technologies such as communication, computing, artificial intelligence, and blockchain, and open up the boundaries between virtual and reality.

Under the broad prospects of Zhang Ping, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the realization of the industrial implementation of the Metaverse is inseparable from 5G, AI, blockchain, digital twin, cloud computing and other technologies. The industry consensus believes that 5G and AI will be the two pillars that will contribute the most to the scale of the industry. Yuan Foyu said that AI technology is not only the underlying cornerstone that drives the continuous operation of the digital world, but also runs through all aspects of the Metaverse from design, research and development, construction, operation, and experience.

The value of the metaverse is being realized in stages. AIGC will subvert the content production model

Based on Baidu’s leading AI capabilities and the powerful computing power of Baidu Smart Cloud, the first domestic metaverse platform “Xiyang” has completed more than 70 metaverse activities and spaces within half a year; the digital human production platform “Baidu Smart Cloud Xiling” ”, shortening the production cycle of digital human from several months to hours; “Wenxin·Yige” can realize a sentence in just a few seconds, AIGC will subvert the existing content production mode, and can achieve a tenth of the content production model. The cost of creating content with unique value and independent perspective at a hundred times thousand times the production speed.

In the Baidu Xiyang Metaverse Space Forum, Baidu Xiyang also officially released the “Nine Innovation Coordinates of Ecological Partners”, focusing on three directions of open co-creation, application innovation, and heavy mileage. Eco-partners are working together to create industry best practices. According to reports, the Xiyang platform has opened the “metaverse first” in more than 20 core industries, creating the most open and prosperous domestic metaverse ecology. “With artificial intelligence as the cornerstone, we will continue to break through the core technologies of the Metaverse, continue to improve the infrastructure of the Metaverse, and build a diverse, open and positive ideal future.” Baidu Vice President Ma Jie shared.

Ma Jie, vice president of Baidu, shared on the spot. In addition, in the WAIC exhibition area, Baidu Smart Cloud, with the help of the booth design combining virtual and reality, focused on displaying innovative applications such as digital human and metaverse, showing the audience the infinite possibilities of integrating the real and virtual worlds. Welcome to the first floor of Zhangjiang Science Hall, put on VR, enter the virtual world, and become “Yuan residents”.

In the future, Baidu will provide Metaverse infrastructure through the unique capabilities of cloud-intelligence integration, promote the development of the Metaverse with an open cooperation model, realize the virtual and real integration of the Metaverse and the real economy, and help the high-quality development of the Chinese economy.

Reviewing Editor: Peng Jing

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