Putuo chalks out intelligent technology plans

Putuo District has made big plans to develop intelligent technology with proposals from Suzhou Creek Forum to guide its future.

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Over 280 participants from the city and district political advisory bodies, government offices, higher education institutions and companies participated at the forum along the city’s historic creek.

Putuo District has made big plans to develop intelligent technology with proposals from Suzhou Creek Forum to guide its future.

As part of Shanghai government’s push to become a scientific innovation center with global influence, Putuo is keen to develop itself into a “new highland” for the intelligence technology and innovation.

A proposal on those lines was discussed at the 2017 Suzhou Creek Forum. Intelligence technology includes technologies on the Internet, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things.

Over 280 participants from the city and district political advisory bodies, government offices, higher education institutions and companies participated at the forum on October 24 along the city’s historic creek.

Putuo has been contributing to Shanghai’s vision of a scientific innovation center, said Fang Huiping, vice chairwoman of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Shanghai Committee, the city’s political advisory body.

The Taopu Science and Technology Smart City, for instance, has a swathe of scientific research institutes and universities as well as functional platforms and scientific enterprises, said Fang.

“These have become the resource advantage of Putuo to further develop intelligent technology,” she said in her keynote speech at the forum, which had the theme of “focusing on intelligent technology and make it a new drive for Putuo’s development.”

“Putuo District was one of the original places for China’s modern industries, which became the solid foundation for the district’s industrial growth,” said Cao Liqiang, Party secretary of Putuo.

Cao said the district has been deepening its cooperation with universities, research institutes and organizations to improve scientific innovation ability.

The political advisory body of Putuo released a developmental guide for the district this year. The guideline was worked out after six months of deliberations in over 20 research seminars among political advisors and experts.

It proposed to develop an “intelligent technology development belt” along the city’s Middle Ring Road.

Several senior experts, including He Jifeng, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences National Trusted Embedded Software Engineering Technology Research Center, and Wu Jianzhong, a former counselor with the city government, discussed and offered further suggestions on the guideline during the forum.

Putuo has decided on its development pattern on intelligent technology. It will establish influential technique research and transformation platforms, gather excellent entrepreneurs and enterprises as well as create a good service environment, said Zhou Minhao, director of Putuo.



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