The Action Plan includes specific targets in areas such as smart drones, facial recognition, AI-supported medical diagnosis, speech recognition and translation. It also sets out targets for enabling infrastructure and developments in core technology.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China released a three-year action plan (2018 -2020) on December 14 to drive development and growth of artificial intelligence (AI) industry over the next three-years. (Content based on Google translation of Word document in Chinese; click here to download).
Earlier this year, the State Council of China laid out an AI strategy, with the aim of growing the country’s core AI industries to a scale of over 1 trillion Yuan (US$150 billion; a 100 times increase over the 2016 number), driving related industries to exceed more than 10 trillion Yuan by 2030.