Su Chao's 50 colleges and universities are involved in AI research: How can Jiangsu set the tide when AI waves clean the sand
AI is an important driving force for the new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation. Accelerating the development of the new generation of AI is related to whether we can seize the opportunities of the new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation. As a major province of science and education, Jiangsu has developed rapidly in the field of artificial intelligence science and education talents. With Nanjing University as the representative, the cutting-edge theoretical research such as machine learning, pattern recognition and data mining has reached the international leading level, attracting a large number of leading industrial enterprises to gather in Nanjing to carry out in-depth exploration of industry, education and research.
"The present AI is like the previous information technology. In the past, an industry used information technology to upgrade its information. In the future, more industries will use AI to upgrade their intelligence." Zhou Zhihua, chairman of the Jiangsu Artificial Intelligence Society, foreign academician of the European Academy of Sciences, director of the Computer Department of Nanjing University and dean of the Institute of Artificial Intelligence, said that due to machine learning, In particular, the deep learning technology has made great progress, and AI has played a huge role with the support of big data and big computing power.
The image metaphor of Zhou Zhihua: data is like the rice we use to cook, and the algorithm is the cooker, so how to "make the rice delicious" is the work of the artificial intelligence algorithm model. He said that at present, the core technologies of artificial intelligence in Jiangsu, such as machine learning, pattern recognition and data mining, are not only the first in the country, but also have some influence internationally. Especially the model technology for data analysis has great technical advantages. The team and Huawei have set up a joint AI laboratory to help Huawei solve core technical problems. Now, some algorithms have been applied to current Huawei terminal products. Nanjing University, Southeast University, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Suzhou University and other universities have successively set up AI colleges to strengthen efforts to cultivate AI professionals.
"Nanjing has a strong scientific and educational atmosphere, and the company has carried out industry-university-research cooperation with many well-known universities to improve the innovation ability of enterprises." Li Shaogang, the director of Yijiahe Technology Co., Ltd., the organizer of the sub-forum of artificial intelligence and intelligent manufacturing, introduced that with the support of talent technology in universities, the company's special robot products currently cover indoor intelligent patrol robots, medical logistics intelligent robots, fire fighting and fire detection robots Outdoor live working robot, intelligent storage system, etc. In the Jiangsu intelligent distribution network transformation demonstration site, the electric robot series products cover 3758 distribution station buildings, realizing remote real-time control of distribution station buildings.
China's AI technology is developing very fast, and can have an equal dialogue with many developed countries around the world. Among the cities in Jiangsu Province, Nanjing's artificial intelligence technology has been outstanding in the field of sports. "From logical reasoning, to knowledge engineering, to machine learning, the artificial intelligence that we have heard of has roughly gone through these three stages, especially the current application scenarios of machine learning are very rich. The essence is that we hope to simulate human learning behavior by using computational methods, obtain rules/models from experience/data, and then apply them to the prediction of new similar scenarios.", Chen Songcan, a professor at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, said that his team had set up a new research and development institution in Nanjing to build products that can accurately measure students through AI enabling the sports industry. At present, relevant products have been formed.
AI also plays a role in the education industry. Chen Enhong, executive director of the Big Data School of the University of Science and Technology of China, said that they used AI to change the education mode and make students learn more effectively, including tracking the data of students in the learning process, analyzing the content and difficulty of their past learning, directly skipping the mastered part, and focusing on targeted guidance of weak links in learning. It can fundamentally avoid the problem of sea warfare, so that students can spend less time to get greater improvement. "Today's intelligent education still faces many problems, such as how to make AI 'understand' like human beings, a geometry problem, whether AI can accurately 'understand' and even solve problems independently when there is digital and image information at the same time, is our future research direction," Chen Enhong said.
Since the establishment of Jiangsu Artificial Intelligence Society under the guidance of the Provincial Association for Science and Technology in 2018, the research of artificial intelligence in our province has not only more closely linked with the scientific research of universities, but also interacted with the development of industry. The DIGIX 2020 Global Campus AI Algorithm Elite Competition, held recently, attracted more than 2670 teams from 16 countries and regions around the world to participate in the competition, with a global exposure of 130 million+, which has a significant impact, and has effectively promoted academic prosperity, scientific and technological progress, talent training, scientific popularization and technology promotion in AI related fields. The conference was sponsored and supported by Nanjing Suno Construction Technology Co., Ltd., Yijiahe Technology Co., Ltd., Zhengtu Intelligent Technology (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd., Nanjing Saturn Vision Technology Co., Ltd., and Jiangsu New Doug Automatic Control Technology Co., Ltd.