Shanghai outlines efforts to boost Industrial Internet of Things

Yuan Luhang
City introduces a batch of measures designed to promote industrial intelligence during the  2019 Global Industrial Intelligence Summit.
Yuan Luhang
Shanghai outlines efforts to boost Industrial Internet of Things

Shanghai has released its industrial intelligence initiative at the 2019 Global Industrial Intelligence Summit.

Shanghai has introduced a batch of measures to develop an industrial Internet of Things platform to promote industrial intelligence.

The industrial intelligence initiative was released at the 2019 Global Industrial Intelligence Summit, one of the forums at the ongoing 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference. The summit focused on the development of industrial intelligence and this year’s them is “AI revolution, insights into the future of industry.”

Meanwhile, the 2019 Development Report on Intelligent Economy and Intelligent Society and 2019 White Paper on Industrial Intelligence were released by the China Academy of Information and Communication Technology (CAICT) at the summit.

Liu Duo, CAICT president, said: “The two reports conclude efforts form CAICT, Huawei, Alibaba, Haier, PDC, ABB and other industry leading institutions, hopefully, they can provide insights into the development of industry and economy, promoting the high-quality development of the economy.”

The industrial Internet of Things Innovation Application Experience Center of Yangtze River Delta G60 in Songjiang District was also launched. The center is set to contribute to the integrated Industrial Internet of Things platform of the Yangtze River Delta region and build it into a world-class manufacturing cluster.

Gongfu Industrial Internet of Things Developer Community has been launched, which provides opportunities to share and exchange ideas for developers.

Leading figures in industrial intelligence shared their views on industrial intelligence.

Alex Kuhr, from the German National Academy of Science and Engineering, said: “Technology provides human support instead of replacing people.”

Alain Dedieu, senior vice president of industrial automation at Schneider Electric, said: “AI is reshuffling business. Every industry player will benefit from the revolution. Right now, we are at the beginning of the journey.”

Andrew Ng, founder and CEO of Langding.AI, said industry players needed to start from small matters and integrate industry knowledge with AI knowledge.

Peng Chenlei, Shanghai vice mayor, said: “Shanghai has been actively constructing the industrial Internet of Things and built the brand “Made in Shanghai” on its strong industry basis and promotes high-quality development.”

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