Harbin Institute of Technology

Lu Hao, Provincial Deputy Secretary and Governor, Investigates HIT’s AI Research and Industrialization

Updated: 2017/5/22

Reported by: Ji Xuan, Sang Lei
Photographed by: Lan Rui
Translated by: Sun Jianyao
Edited by: Garrick Jones
Date: 2017-05-15

May 13, Lu Hao, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and Governor, came to HIT to investigate and survey the artificial intelligence research and industrialization work. He called for the simultaneous force of scientific research and industrialization, giving full play to the imagination way of life and transformation of the growth model and determining the direction of research and development. Hu Yafeng, Vice Governor, and Wang Shuquan, HIT party secretary, participated in the investigation.

In HIT’s College of Computer, Lu Hao learned about the latest research results of the artificial intelligence industry research institute and watches the demonstration of HIT’s scientific results, such as multi-function intelligent road condition detection car, intelligent medical imaging diagnostic apparatus, gait recognition intelligent security system, face and line of sight identify intelligent home system, financial intelligent decision system as well as oil and gas resources exploration intelligent remote sensing system.

During the investigation, Lu Hao and researchers exchanges views on the trend of development, the direction of industrialization, the market prospect and the industrialization promotion mechanism of AI. He says that we should thoroughly carry out the central innovation-driven development strategy and the important requirements of the General Secretary Xi Jinping ——“develop through the industrialization of high-tech achievements”, implement the work deployment of the 12th Party Congress, so as to give full play of HIT in the field of artificial intelligence academic accumulation advantages and accelerate the promotion of artificial intelligence research and industrialization work. First, it is important to fully understand the important strategic position of artificial intelligence in the new round of technological revolution and industrial change, which will bring revolutionary changes to the way of production and life. Second, Helongjiang province should strive to occupy commanding heights, and give equal priority to AI scientific research and industrialization—— both achieving new breakthroughs in technology to achieve and transforming the existing research results into products and service in market as soon as possible. Third, in the direction of scientific research, we should combine the logic of technology with that of market. Here the market logic is the imagination of human life and transformation of production modes in future. We are supposed to identify the demand to determine the direction of research and development, so that we can really meet the requirements of General Secretary Xi Jinping which is “only when scientific and technological achievements meet the demands of our nation, people and market and complete the the “three jump”——scientific research, experimental development, promotion and application, can we truly realize the value of innovation and achieve innovation-driven development”. Fourth, we should achieve industrialization with the market-oriented institutional mechanisms. The provincial government supported HIT in setting up an artificial intelligence research institute limited company, with market-oriented integration of R & D strength and aiming at market demand, in accordance with “three years of action plan for thousands of science and technology enterprises” deployment of Heilongjiang province.

On behalf of HIT, Wang Shuquan expressed gratitude to the provincial government for its great concern and support to HIT and hopes that HIT staff to seize the important opportunity that our country vigorously implement the innovation-driven development strategy. HIT is supposed to thoroughly implement the important speech of General Secretary of Xi Jinping during his inspection of Heilongjiang province, the spirit of 12th Party Congress and Governor Lu Hao’s requirements of HIT, take the initiative to play the role of “Longjiang first technology innovation source”. Through the artificial intelligence industry research institutes and other cross-research institutions and the “New” innovative start-ups, HIT promotes the transformation of high-tech achievements and the integration of military and civilian development strategy, gathers a number of outstanding talents to take root in, serve and contribute to Heilongjiang province and transforms HIT's academic advantages, talent, scientific research and foreign cooperation advantages into the science and education advantages of the province, so as to make more contributions to the tasks of building a moderately prosperous society and revitalization of Heilongjiang Province.

Officers from relevant Heilongjiang Provincial departments, Guo Bin, HIT vice president,  staff from the relevant institutions, and related scientific research personnel participated in this research and investigation.

Lu Hao learns about HIT’s AI research and industrialization 

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