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Ministry Backs Hefei in Building AI Pilot Zone

source:www.cnanhui.org release date:2019/10/21 hits:9

The Ministry of Science and Technology said in a letter to the provincial government of Anhui that it will support the building of a state-level pilot zone featuring innovation and development of new-generation artificial intelligence (AI) in Hefei, capital of the eastern Chinese province.

The ministry called on Hefei to give full play to its advantages in talent and technology, strengthen the innovative AI supply, deepen the reform of related systems and mechanisms, and improve the AI innovation ecosystem, according to the letter sent to Anhui on October 17.

The pilot zone should conform to national major strategies and meet the needs of the city’s economic and social development, explore new ways and mechanisms for the development of new-generation AI, and form duplicable practices, to play an important role in developing Hefei Comprehensive National Science Center and getting involved in the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta.

The ministry added it will work together with the city to promote the building of the pilot zone and address relevant policy issues.

The city is taking the lead in China in the intelligent voice industry. The Hefei-based China Speech Valley, the country’s only intelligent voice and AI industry base, has attracted more than 600 enterprises.