Pooling Advanced Resources for Creating AI High-end Think Tank2018.01.11
January 9th, the 1st meeting of the leadership group on establishing Chinese Institute of New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Strategies (CINGAI) was held in Binhai New Area, Tianjin. 17 famous academicians and experts were employed by the Academic Committee.
The institute is co-established by Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and Tianjin Municipal People’s Government. President of CAE Ji Zhou (academician of CAE) takes the position of the group leader. The Member of Tianjin Municipal Standing Committee of the CPC and Executive Vice Mayor Chunhua Duan serves as the Executive vice group leader.
Ji Zhou, the Member of Tianjin Municipal Standing Committee of the CPC and Secretary of Binhai New Area’s Party Committee Yuzhuo Zhang, and Vice Mayor Haishan Zhao attended the meeting and gave speeches. President-elect of WFEO and Nankai University’s former President Ke Gong announced the constitution of the Institute. CAE academician and Nankai University’s President Xuetao Cao hosted the meeting and gave a speech on behalf of Nankai University.
Ji Zhou pointed out that the new generation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the core technology for the new technological reform. CINGAI should give full play to its role as national high-end scientific and technological think tank, and promote the coordinated development of the new generation of AI in theory, technology, application, industry and other fields.
Haishan Zhao stressed that Tianjin would take CINGAI as an important platform and focus on establishing the high-end think tank of AI technology and industry so as to promote the deep integration of industry, academics, research and application, assist the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, build Tianjin as an intelligent harbor, and explore China’s plan for AI development.
Yuzhuo Zhang said that Binhai New Area enjoys outstanding advantages in developing AI economy. The New Area will provide the best research environment, research conditions and financial support to the Institute according to the uniform configuration, and vigorously support the establishment of a prosperous and habitable new smart city.
Xuetao Cao pointed out that, as the core driver of the new round of industrial reform, AI will become a new engine for economic growth and new focus of international competition. The development of AI should be oriented to sustainable development and focus on the elimination of social disparities. More talents will be cultivated through the integral improvement of educational quality and timely reform of educational mode.
Yuzhuo Zhang was appointed as President of CINGAI, and Ke Gong, Executive President. Nankai University’s Vice Chancellor and Dean of TEDA Institute Lei Wang, Nankai University’s Vice Presidents Jingjun Xu and Guanglei Zhu, etc. were appointed as Vice Dean of CINGAI.
In addition to the celebrities in academia, delegates from the members of the Institute including Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, iFLYTEK, Jingdong, and HUAWEI and other large-scale enterprises of China’s Internet industry, also attended the meeting.
In June 2017, during the World Intelligence Conference, CAE and Tianjin People’s Government held the signing and inaugurated ceremony of CINGAI. CAE’s President Ji Zhou, CAE’s Secretary of Party Committee Xiaohong Li, Secretary of Tianjin Municipal Party Committee Hongzhong Li, etc. attended the signing ceremony and inaugurated for the institute.
With the support of Nankai University, CINGAI aims at developing China’s new generation of AI science, technology and industry. It will provide solutions to industrial reform, make general strategy and periodic plan, promote AI to serve national governance and social developing and benefit people’s livelihood.
Reported by Junhui Wu, Qi Sun
Photographed by Junhui Wu
Translated by Yuchen Shi
Proofread by Ruoyan Yan