Chinese Minister of Science and Technology, Wang Zhigang, has announced the country’s plans to leverage the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to advance its socio-economic development. Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the “two sessions”, Wang emphasized that AI’s impact is not limited to the technology sector, but extends to other fields as well.
According to Wang, the Ministry of Science and Technology has taken steps to promote the application and transformation of AI. He expressed his hope that through the integration of scientific research, technology, application scenarios, and user needs, AI can contribute to China’s socio-economic and scientific development.
In his remarks, Wang also encouraged universities, research institutions, and businesses involved in AI research and transformation to continue their efforts to further China’s contribution to the international community.
However, in developing AI, Wang also highlighted the importance of science and technology ethics. As AI continues to advance and grow, the world must consider the ethical implications and ensure that its development aligns with ethical standards.
China has made significant strides in AI research and development in recent years and is positioning itself as a global leader in the field. With the government’s continued investment and support for AI, coupled with its vast data resources, China is well-placed to continue its progress in this rapidly-evolving field.