The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) published the Three-Year Action Plan to Encourage the Industrial Development of the New Generation of AI (“Action Plan”) on 14 December 2017.

The Action Plan identifies the key areas of AI development between 2018 and 2020, which include intelligent vehicles, service robots, drones, medical image aided diagnosis systems, video and image identification systems, voice interaction systems, translation systems, smart home products, intelligent sensors, neural network chips, and open source platforms. In each area, the key technologies and applications involved are also specified.

AI development is considered as a critical catalyst of the “Made in China 2025” initiative. The government will formulate more encouraging policies and economic incentives to support the AI development in China.

Please click here to read the full text (Chinese only) of the Action Plan.