AI companies that do not have an application, may exit the market in 2019?
Artificial intelligence appeared in the government work report after it first appeared in the government work report in 2017 and in the third year in 2019. This year's government work report upgraded artificial intelligence to "smart +". On the morning of March 5, Premier Li Keqiang said in his government work report that he would build an industrial Internet platform and expand "smart +" to empower the manufacturing industry.
In this year's government work report, the term "smart +" was first mentioned, and related issues were also concerned by many representatives and members. As a national strategy, artificial intelligence is accelerating the integration with the real economy and promoting the optimization and upgrading of China's economy.
On the evening of March 6, Liu Qingfeng, the deputy of the National People's Congress and chairman of the University of Science and Technology, said in an interview with the 21st Century Business Herald that there was a bubble in the AI market, but there were not as many as the legendary 90% bubble. The 2019 conference will be the year of AI industrialization application and scale. If it is just a concept, an AI enterprise with no applied and clear business model may withdraw from the market if it does not receive financing in 2019.
Keda Xunfei is one of the most concerned artificial intelligence companies in China in 2018. As a representative of the National People's Congress, Liu Qingfeng's recommendations for two consecutive years are related to artificial intelligence. In 2019, his proposal proposed that accelerating the construction of artificial intelligence infrastructure, innovating the source technology, and strengthening the cultivation of artificial intelligence talents are the three key measures to promote the national artificial intelligence strategy.
In the construction of artificial intelligence infrastructure, he suggested that the National Development and Reform Commission take the lead in accelerating the establishment of artificial intelligence as a key investment direction for new infrastructure construction. The focus should be on the areas of people's livelihood such as medical care and education.
In terms of implementing the industry, he suggested promoting the deep integration of artificial intelligence open platforms, industry big data centers, and typical application scenarios.
Liu Qingfeng also mentioned that having real practical application cases, being able to use statistical data to illustrate the application effectiveness of artificial intelligence, and being able to self-evolve based on typical application scenarios are the three criteria for judging the scale application of artificial intelligence.
In addition, Liu Qingfeng believes that the research on the basic principles of mathematics should be promoted, the mathematical mathematical modeling method should be promoted, and the basic research of brain science and the application of human-machine coupled cooperation mode should be strengthened.
In 2018 and 2019, Liu Qingfeng mentioned suggestions on the cultivation of artificial intelligence talents. A year ago, in an interview with a reporter from the 21st Century Business Herald, he said that some of the budgets of the University of Science and Technology had not been exhausted in 2017, because there were not enough talents. According to the introduction, at present, the wages of artificial intelligence talents are much higher for Chinese companies than for US and British companies. This is inconsistent with the average number of labors and average wages of the two countries.
On the evening of March 6, Liu Qingfeng still expressed the view that the artificial intelligence talents are scarce. In the future, a large number of first-line talents who understand AI applications are needed. At present, China's artificial intelligence talents are in short supply, and the statistics of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology show that the ratio of China's artificial intelligence industry development to talent demand is 1:10.
In this regard, Liu Qingfeng suggested that it is possible to create a five-level “talent matrix” of artificial intelligence. That is to carry out five levels of talent cultivation for artificial intelligence basic talents, source innovative talents, industrial R&D talents, industry application talents and artificial intelligence technicians. The project needs to be jointly implemented by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Welfare to jointly promote .
This year's government work report first proposed the concept of "smart +". The report said, “Build an industrial Internet platform and expand ‘smart+’ to empower the manufacturing transformation and upgrading.”
On March 6th, Liu Qingfeng explained that artificial intelligence has brought changes to the manufacturing industry, including changes in the manufacturing process. Flexible production better analyzes user needs through AI, allowing personalized design and personalized arrangement in production. In addition, AI is more suitable for people's needs in manufacturing products, such as autonomous driving, smart home, etc. From the perspective of the entire production process and products, smart + mainly includes these two aspects.
From the perspective of policy positives, the government work report mentioned that this year we must persist in innovation and lead development, and foster new and dynamic energy. Among them, promoting the upgrading of traditional industries and promoting the accelerated development of emerging industries are two important measures of the above tasks.
In promoting the upgrading of traditional industries, the government work report proposes “to promote the high-quality development of manufacturing industry, strengthen the industrial base and technological innovation capabilities, promote the integration and development of advanced manufacturing and modern service industries, accelerate the construction of manufacturing powers, and build an industrial Internet platform. Expand 'smart +' to empower the manufacturing transformation and upgrading."
In promoting the accelerated development of emerging industries, “deepening research and development applications such as big data and artificial intelligence, cultivating a new generation of information technology, high-end equipment, biomedicine, new energy vehicles, new materials and other emerging industrial clusters, and expanding the digital economy” were mentioned.
As a strategic technology that leads the scientific revolution and industrial transformation, the topic of artificial intelligence has also become a hot topic for many committee members. The three proposals submitted by the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and Baidu Chairman Li Yanhong all involved artificial intelligence. He suggested strengthening the research of artificial intelligence ethics and building the cornerstone of intelligent social development. In terms of people's livelihood, we use intelligent cloud and big data technology to build intelligent transportation solutions to make the people travel more smoothly, and at the same time improve the electronic medical record management system to help the implementation of the “healthy China” strategy.
Ding Lei, member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and chairman of the Board of Directors of Netease, believes that in the field of innovative intelligent education, it is necessary to use Internet technologies such as “AI+ Education” to eliminate the urban-rural education gap, eliminate the intergenerational transmission of poverty, and promote the balanced development of urban and rural education in China.
Zhou Hongyi, member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and chairman of the 360 Group, focused on artificial intelligence security risks. He believes that security should be the basis and prerequisite for the development of artificial intelligence. It is recommended to speed up the construction of a national-level cybersecurity artificial intelligence open innovation platform, integrate various resources, and jointly promote and solve.