A breakdown of AI+ in 100 seconds
Updated 18:39, 09-Sep-2019
By Guo Meiping

From being a voice assistant on smartphones to guiding robots at malls, artificial intelligence (AI) has been gradually penetrating our daily lives.

AI is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. 

As one of the branches of AI, machine learning is the algorithm behind the majority of current AI applications. 

Generally speaking, AI+ means AI plus various industries. But it's more than just a simple addition. 

AI+ is about deeply integrating AI technology and Internet platforms with traditional and emerging industries to create real benefits for society. Smart housing, autonomous vehicles and intelligent healthcare are examples of AI+.

To boost China's development of technology, the country's Science and Technology Ministry identified four domestic tech giants in 2017 as the first batch of the "National Team of AI." 

They are Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent and iFlytek.

Baidu focuses on autonomous driving, Alibaba is tasked with AI solutions called "City Brain" to improve urban life, Tencent focuses on computer vision for medical diagnosis, and iFlytek specializes in voice intelligence including voice recognition.

AI will surely be more involved in the lives of people around the world in many aspects in the near future. Are you ready for the change?