BUSINESS Shanghai issues plan to promote AI application

BUSINESS

Shanghai issues plan to promote AI application

Xinhua

20:07, December 20, 2018

Shanghai has rolled out a plan to solicit applicable artificial intelligence (AI) solutions toward widespread application of the technologies in the metropoly, China Daily reported Friday.

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Shanghai's first AI vegetable market opened and a customer paid by his palm on November 20, 2018. (File Photo: VCG)

Shanghai published 10 real-life scenarios including education, healthcare, transportation and manufacturing, all of which it hopes to upgrade with the aid of AI and seek tangible solutions from AI companies world-wide.

Local schools and hospitals are exploring how AI could help finish routine tasks, including campus security management and diagnosis assistance, according to the report.

Shanghai is set to build itself into a smart city of the AI age, said Zhang Ying, an engineer of the local economy and informatization commission.

By carrying out the plan, the city hopes to accelerate the transformation of new technologies and products into productivity and economic drivers, Zhang said.

Shanghai plans to expand the scale of its AI industry to more than 100 billion yuan (about 14.5 billion US dollars) by 2020, said the report.

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