Technology Author: Zhu Peng Aug 13, 2020 06:30 PM (GMT+8)

Academic institutions and technology companies are contributing to national AI standardization work.

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On August 6, the national standardization AI group – the AI sub-committee of the Chinese Educational Technology Standardization Committee (CETSC) – held its first conference in Beijing. 

Located in the capital city of China, the AI sub-committee comprises 48 members, including academic groups such as China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI), the Institute of Automation, Peking University, and technology corporations such as Tencent (00700:HK), Huawei, iFlytek (002230:SH) and Alibaba Cloud (BABA:NYSE). The sub-committee is responsible for making and revising the national standards on technology, risk management, products and applications in the AI area.

One of the committee members, SenseTime, has indicated that the company will use its accumulated experience in AI technology exploration and application to promote standardization in the AI industry. As a lead company in a national standardization cooperative on facial recognition, SenseTime has initiated a project about technical requirements for human facial recognition.

Artificial intelligence is one of seven new infrastructures in China. The newly-established committee drawing on data and demand from the masses, will drive and lead the development of the AI industry with supporting regulations and policies in the future.