Expert calls for long-term blueprint for China ‘ s AI industry

A staff member presents a robot designed for children at the 2016 Chinese Congress on Artificial Intelligence (CCAI 2016) in Beijing, capital of China, Aug 26, 2016. The two-day CCAI 2016 kicked off here Friday. [Photo/Xinhua] BEIJING – Tan Tieniu, a top expert in China’s artificial intelligence (AI) sector, on Friday suggested creating a plan to guide the country’s AI research and development in the next decade or longer. China should independently develop an AI innovation system, with a focus on core technology, high-end equipment and applications, basic theories and facilities in the AI sector, said Tan, vice president of the Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence. By doing so, China could have a world-leading AI industry by 2025, said Tan, also vice president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, at…


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