WANG Qishan（王岐山） visited Yitu technology（依图科技）'s office in United Arab Emirates, who is now on his overseas trip to visit four Middle East countries, as China moves to broaden hi-tech ties with the Middle Eastern nation, wishing to understand current stage of Chinese companies developing overseas.
According to Yitu official WeChat account, WANG Qishan showed great interest in artificial intelligence(AI), especially the development and applications of computer vision, semantics understanding and big data. Heard about Yitu is founded in Shanghai, WANG asked about the talent requirements situation in Shanghai. WANG affirmed that Yitu had made a progress in boosting the Belt and Road Initiative with its AI technology and praised Yitu's global plan based on Shanghai.
WANG is thrilled when told Yitu had won the ongoing NIST Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRIT) again with the help of Yitu's global team and encouraged Yitu to carry on technological innovation with a global vision.
To seize the opportunity in the industrial revolution upcoming, enterprises will play an important role in establishing technological innovation and economic collaboration, said WANG.
Chinese President XI Jinping（习近平） said that China must develop, control and use artificial intelligence (AI) to secure the country's future in the next technological and industrial revolution last month. Under the tension of trade war, XI made the comments at a Politburo “group study” session about AI, after the Communist Party's 25-member policymaking body met to decide on a new game plan, saying that China must develop its own AI technology which was important for economic development, social progress and global geopolitics, reported by SCMP.
"AI is a vital driving force for a new round of technological revolution and industrial transformation, and accelerating AI development is a strategic issue to decide whether we can grasp opportunities." Xi was quoted by Xinhua（新华社） as saying.
——Author: LinYan. Write to LinYan at LinYan@EqualOcean.com